New York’s power plant transformers protected by military technology

USA, New York: The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is using military technology adapted for the civilian market to monitor its power transformers and stop power outages before they start.

Three New York State power plants are using the healthy analytics application developed by an Israeli company to monitor the health of their transformers, and NYPA now plans to roll out the program to about 50 of its transformers across the state, reports The Times of Israel.

NYPA decided to apply this technology after the failure of two of its largest power transformers – one at the Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project in 2012, and the other at the Niagara Power Project in 2014 – which cost upwards of $5 million to repair.

Source: The Times of Israel