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"Actility To Power LoRaWAN® Network Roll-out for Smart Grids in New Zealand with Powerco"

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Opportunity Solution Business value ACTILITY TO POWER LoRaWAN® NETWORK ROLL-OUT FOR SMART GRIDS IN NEW ZEALAND WITH POWERCO "LoRaWAN gives the opportunity to utilities to create smart IoT applications that are flexible, scalable, easy to use, while simplifying integration and deployment. For Powerco, reducing operational expenses and creating new efficiencies can now be achieved without heavy investment. It will provide a basis for other innovations to come" Sourmack Darbouy, Regional Sales Director at Actility • The sensors, connected through LoRaWAN, will provide fault, performance and metering information, allowing to more easily detect and locate power outages, identify underperforming assets, and understand power demand. • Serving urban and rural households, businesses and major industrial and commercial sites around the North Island of New Zealand, the Powerco grid represents 28,000 kilometres of overhead lines and underground cables, some of which are located in remote or challenging terrain. • LoRaWAN-connected sensors are placed on electricity assets such as power poles,lines and transformers. • Each gateway can monitor hundreds of sensors, creating a comprehensive picture of the network. • Actility is set to deploy a large-scale LoRaWAN® network in order to improve the monitoring of New Zealand's second largest electricity distribution network. • Actility partnered with local utility company Powerco who will connect smart sensors and manage its LoRaWAN network on its fully secured private instance of ThingPark ® Enterprise IOT platform. • Sending field crews to remote locations for routine checks on equipment will no longer be necessary.

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