Our client is based in the US with an international footprint and a major player in the power sector worldwide. They approached us for providing a distribution transformer monitoring unit (DTMU) for monitoring distribution transformers located at the roadside or mounted on poles. This was for a major deployment in a sub-Saharan African country.
The unit (RTU1000) is primarily used to monitor critical parameters of the distribution transformer and communicate the same to a centrally located SCADA system over 3G networks. In addition, it provides digital control outputs for carrying out remote control operations. It is also equipped with a battery to support critical communication requirements in the absence of main power.