Power Grids

Optic fiber is a perfect solution for power grids

The electric power infrastructure is a vast network of cabling, power stations, and electric stations that needs to work seamlessly as one. It has to operate 24/7 and be tough enough to withstand all sorts of attacks, such as natural disasters, harsh conditions, and theft. With the constantly rising value of copper globally and thieves becoming more daring, industrious, and creative in their attempts, companies have to consider investing in a more future-proof solution.

Optic fiber is a perfect solution for power grids


Fiber optic sensing technology is proving to be a cheap and effective solution for all these problems, which cost the utility power grids companies millions of dollars. Fiber optic temperature sensors and just a single optic fiber cable can easily monitor crucial metrics alongside the power lines for kilometers. As they are electrically neutral, they don’t need any electricity to run.

Why Fiber Optics

Long Lifetime

Almost no maintenance over the whole lifetime.

Passive Sensor

No electrical power at the measurement point needed if used as a sensor.

Long Distance

Monitoring (50 km and more) of remote locations and objects, if used as a sensor.

Resists High Pressures and High Temperatures

Resists extreme temperatures from -269 to 700+ degrees

For Harsh and Explosive Environments

Resistant to corrosion, lightning, etc.

Immune to EMI

Electromagnetic interference


Thomas Kozlowski

Fiber Optics Solution Specialist.
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