ABB introduces GridSync™ smart grid solution

ABB Press Release -- Wed., May 19, 2010
ABB introduces GridSync™ smart grid solution
GridSync combines sensors with wireless communications to increase grid visibility and
Houston, Texas, May 19, 2010 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced
the debut of GridSync™ wireless sensors. GridSync™ combines sensors and wireless communications,
allowing utilities to increase grid visibility and efficiency through VoltVar Optimization (VVO).
GridSync provides high accuracy current, voltage and frequency information in real time for Smart Grid
applications, including Volt Var Control (VVC), Demand Response, and Load Monitoring. “GridSync will
allow our utility customers to make their distribution networks more efficient, reduce their generation
needs, and reduce their operating costs,” said Jon Rennie, vice president and general manager for ABB's
Power Products Medium Voltage instrument transformer factory in Pinetops, North Carolina. “ABB is
leading the way in both Smart Grid solutions, as well as other energy efficiency initiatives, and we are
proud to contribute to these activities.”
GridSync utilizes the CVC-110ER extended-range combination current and voltage instrument
transformer to obtain highly accurate current and voltage readings from distribution feeders. This real time
data is fed into GridSync’s remote terminal unit (RTU) and then sent wirelessly to the utility for analysis,
action, and integration into their Distribution Management System (DMS).
This announcement was made at the ABB Automation & Power World 2010 conference, ABB’s annual
premier customer event held this year in Houston.
ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry
customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies
operates in around 100 countries and employs about 117,000 people. The company's North American
operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ about 12,000 people in 20 manufacturing and
other major facilities.