Tantalus hits 200

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Smart grid technology provider Tantalus has reported onboarding the 200th utility to its North American user community.

Tantalus, which is focused on the delivery of smart grid solutions to electricity, gas and water cooperatives and utilities across North America and the Caribbean, has announced the multi-commodity utility servicing the City of Escanaba, MI, as its 200th user.

The company now counts more than 4 million endpoints capturing 30 billion consumption and power quality data points per year.

“Securing the 200th member of our user community is a tremendous milestone for our organisation,” said Tantalus President and CEO Peter Londa.

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“Throughout our history, Tantalus centred its purpose on developing technology solutions in support of the public power and electric cooperative market segment by transforming existing distribution grids into digital networks capable of resolving an increasing number of challenges confronting the utility industry.”

With almost 3,000 public power and electric cooperatives in North America, Tantalus is eyeing the potential to draw in more to its technologies, with several initiatives under way.

One is the TUNet Grid Reliability Analytics solution, which was launched in March. The tool leverages data from Tantalus’ advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to provide utilities with visibility into power quality issues that lead to outages and premature failure of devices deployed across the distribution grid.

Another is the introduction of the TRUSense Fiber Gateway as a next-generation fibre-to-the-home solution. The company recently secured a nationwide sales channel partner to accelerate its adoption, which will support the enablement of behind the meter services and distributed energy resource integration.

A third is a license agreement integrating Neptune’s R900 System water endpoint onto the Tantalus Utility Network, which provides access to daily water consumption data and critical alarms from Neptune R900 devices.

Other recent developments include the integration of the TRUEdge endpoint module with Aclara’s kV2c Gen 5 electric meter and with the Landis+Gyr FOCUS AXe residential meter having been certified for availability in Canada.