The Benefits of Non-Contact Grid Monitoring Solutions: A Conversation With Hudson Gilmer from LineVision

Grid monitoring has come into sharp focus after news of PG&E’s bankruptcy filing. California’s forest fires, which were responsible for massive physical and liability damage, were largely the result of a grid architecture unable to react quickly to changing circumstances.

Massachusetts-based LineVision, Inc., believes it has found a solution to the problem. “PG&E’s bankruptcy is a direct result of the dangers of an unmonitored line, which caused these horrible forest fires,” says Hudson Gilmer, CEO of LineVision. The company, which was spun out of Genscape last year, completed a $2 million funding round earlier this month to scale its operations.

LineVision’s core technology consists of an EMF and Optical sensor that helps utilities monitor a grid.