nLine's technology, products and services ultimately aim to support the quality and sustainability of critical infrastructure systems in emerging markets. We believe that continuously monitoring critical infrastructure by pairing simple and low-cost technology with sophisticated deployment management and analytics will provide a generational improvement in the data available to utilities, regulators, investors, and the public. This granular, ground-truth data can provide insights for improved infrastructure performance and service delivery.
Gridwatch Technology Suite
GridWatch is an independent electric grid infrastructure monitoring solution that can be deployed quickly, for variable lengths of time, and either broadly or to specific targeted areas. Data can serve multiple functions for various key stakeholders. For example, nLine measurements can support utilities in enhancing day-to-day grid operations and long-term planning, regulators in holding utilities accountable for grid system performance, and donors in deciding how to best channel investments aimed at improving electricity reliability and then measure.
Data Visualization System
The GridWatch technology suite consists of a sensor, a cloud-based backend, a data analysis pipeline and a customer-facing data visualization system (DVS). The DVS is a web-based application designed to enable the visualization, exploration and analysis of data collected by the sensor, for both technical and nontechnical users. It provides multiple data visualizations in the form of maps and time series plots, as well as an option to download the raw data in CSV format. The raw sensor data is transformed through the GridWatch data analysis pipeline and presented in the DVS as several grid KPIs: SAIDI, SAIFI, voltage levels, and average hours undervoltage. The DVS allows for this data to be viewed and downloaded for specific space groupings (sites, districts, etc), with daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly comparison options. It is accessed through a web browser with authentication credentials which are provided by nLine.