August 24, 2018 - 8:30 AM EDT
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Torino Power Solutions Provides Update On Upcoming Power Line Monitoring Sensor at New England Utility

Torino Power’s Power Line Monitoring System (PLM) is providing critical data to Utilities

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Torino Power Solutions Inc. (CSE: TPS) (Frankfurt: A143TE) (the “Company” or “Torino”) is pleased to report that it plans to install its Power Line Monitoring (PLM) sensor technology in mid-September for one of the largest utility companies in the northeastern United States.

The installation of the Torino PLM will be on a problem distribution line in a major city centre in Connecticut.  The utility, based in New England, controls several regulated subsidiaries offering retail electricity and natural gas service to more than three million customers. The PLM is being installed on a pilot basis with terms for purchase after an evaluation period is successfully completed.    

Rav Mlait, CEO of Torino, commented, “We have made a considerable investment in understanding how to accurately and precisely measure temperature of a conductor during dynamic events. Many of our competitors fail to tell their clients that the installation of any sensing device on a conductor significantly changes the temperature of the conductor at that location. This is problematic if you are using the temperature sensor for closed loop dynamic rating or even in open loop operator decisions to increase the current through a heavily loaded conductor that is reaching its thermal limit. This is why there is so much conservatism in the line rating calculations (CIGRE). 

“Torino has made significant changes to our product that minimizes the temperature impact of the physical installation on the conductor,” Mlait continued.  “We are now building an extensive calibration and characterization database of all electrical grid conductors. This investment is being done as part of goal of being the leading supplier of accurate and precise temperature sensors for the growing mandatory market requirements of closed loop dynamic line rating.”

Torino's patented microwave cavity sensor technology delivers real-time temperature measurements of overhead powerlines that allow for increased transmission capacity, improved grid resiliency, lower energy costs and bottleneck elimination. Torino sensors can be deployed quickly and begin transmitting real-time data to the utility almost immediately. Torino is focused on servicing utilities that are seeking new innovative sensor technology to improve grid performance and reduce cost for their customers.

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On behalf of the Board of Directors

“Rav Mlait”

CEO and Director
Torino Power Solutions Inc.

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Source: GlobeNewswire (August 24, 2018 - 8:30 AM EDT)

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