Optical Voltage and Current Sensors are a Critical Component of Smart Grid Says New Optisense CEO, Stephen Prince

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OPTISENSOR™ combination optical sensors provide critical intelligence beyond the substation

We’re very excited to have Stephen Prince join the OPTISENSE team," says Andrew Byrd, CEO of Andrew W. Byrd, LLC.

OPTISENSE, Inc., a technology design and manufacturing firm that provides voltage and current optical sensors, announced the appointment of Stephen Prince as CEO by OPTISENSE investors, Andrew W. Byrd, LLC.

“I’m very excited by the opportunity OPTISENSE has in the $400B Smart Grid market,” says Stephen Prince. “Utilities worldwide are looking to partners for help in improving their system reliability and asset utilization. Optical voltage and current sensors are critical components of Smart Grid distribution automation, as they give utility Engineering, Operations, and Distribution Planning near real-time intelligence beyond the substation."

"With voltage and current accuracy rates of +/-0.5%, combined with ease of installation and maintenance, our OptiSensors™ give the distribution managers new levels of go, no/go control across thousands of miles of feeder lines and millions of end points,” notes Prince.

“We’re very excited to have Stephen Prince join the OPTISENSE team,” says Andrew Byrd, CEO of Andrew W. Byrd, LLC. “Stephen brings a wealth of industry experience and expertise to OPTISENSE from his 25 years of leadership experience in the utility, enterprise software, and global consulting industries.”

Stephen Prince has served as Vice President of Strategy & Innovation, Global Sales and Channels Management, and Practice Leader for such market leaders as Oracle, Edison Enterprises, SAIC, Alliance Data and a number of high-growth technology companies. A specialist in leveraging global markets, Stephen brings extensive international experience with utilities in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Western & Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Contact Stephen at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/stephen-prince/4/856/237

About OptiSense
Founded in 2001, OPTISENSE (http://www.optisense.net) provides utilities patented, state-of-the-art compact optical voltage and current sensors that increase electric distribution system reliability and efficiency through intelligence beyond the substation. Working closely with electric utilities, these next-generation sensors enable electric power companies to effectively monitor and manage distribution voltage, current and power factor in real-time. http://www.optisense.net


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