OMRON expands its reach in energy segment

OMRON, the front-runner in ‘Sensing & Control + Think’ technologies, is all geared up to expand its presence in the smart energy segment in India. The company has updated its portfolio with an array of unique and innovative solutions to cater to some of the critical needs faced by utilities in the sector. The solutions is been displayed at the ongoing India Smart Grid Week-2017 exhibition in New Delhi.

Believing in its mission of improving lives and contributing to a better society, OMRON aims to support the utilities to manage a considerable proportion of their T&D losses caused due to power theft by providing first-of-its-kind sensing solutions, which make the meters ‘tamper evident’ and provide remote disconnect with real-time monitoring.

Another notable solution is the line monitoring sensor that has the capability of detecting hooking and leakage at the distribution lines enabling the utilities further. This solutions gains immense importance considering the country has about 4,00,000 km stretch of distribution lines needing an efficient monitoring and management.

Live demos of flow sensors and seismic sensors, utilised for gas meters, air conditioners and for managing secondary damage caused by earthquakes is also been displayed. These solutions ensure safety and efficiency of energy usage making residences and business establishments smarter.

As per the industry reports, India is the third largest producer of electricity in the world, however, the T&D losses run to the tune of $16 billion per annum. Power theft and pilferage are some of the key causes contributing to this mismanagement.

OMRON’s tamper detection sensor was unveiled in last year’s ISGW and has now been empanelled in the Smart Grid lab of Tata Power along with other solutions. India Smart Grid Week is the third edition of the conference-cum-exhibition on smart grids and smart cities, organised by the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF).