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Exacter Technology Prevents Utility Pole Fires by Locating Hard to Find Current Leakage
 June 22, 2017 - Each year in the United States there are thousands of incidents of utility poles catching fire and causing damage. Cross arms break. Equipment falls to the ground. Sometimes the entire pole catches fire. The collateral consequences of wild fires, traffic accidents, road shutdowns, and major power outages cause damages totaling in the millions of dollars.  Current leakage on cracked and contaminated insulators, over time, is the root cause of most pole fires," states John Lauletta, CEO and Chief Technology Officer for Exacter, Inc. of Columbus, OH. "Because current leakage is almost impossible to detect visually, developing a proactive program for utilities to locate potential at-risk components is very challenging. This is a problem our technology has solved."  Read More

Exacter Helps Utilities Improve Grid Resiliency for Upcoming Storm Season - April 13, 2017 - For electric utilities, the season of lightning strikes, high winds, tornados, and major storms has begun. This follows the freeze/thaw cycles of winter in many regions. Exacter, Inc. of Columbus, OH is offering a variety of services to help utilities minimize power outages, make the overhead grid more resilient to weather effects, and recover from storm damage in a more-timely manner.  Read More

Exacter Shares Proprietary Reliability Data & Analytics at DistribuTech 2017 - February 01, 2017 - Over the last three years, Exacter's Grid Reliability Analytics have helped reduce equipment-related power outages by 15-40% for a number of utilities. Exacter will be sharing some of the data and insights from their reliability programs at DistribuTech 2017 in San Diego, California January 31-February 2nd 2017 at Booth #3905. "We reduced SAIDI by 4 minutes & outage frequency by 21% using Exacter," reports one cooperative utility in the southeast.  Read More


Varo Engineers and Exacter Form Strategic Partnership for Electric Utility Market- 
 January 17, 2017 - Varo Engineers, Inc. (Varo) of Dublin, OH and Exacter, Inc. of Columbus, OH have formed a strategic partnership that will expand Varo's scope of services to its utility transmission and distribution customer base.   More

Exacter Reliability Services Showing 15-40% Reductions in Equipment Outages -
 December 14, 2016 - Exacter reports that customers using Exacter's Grid Analytics Strategy over the last three years are reporting a reduction in equipment-related power outages between 15-40%. Exacter's proprietary predictive grid analytics provide a proven strategy with actionable data for impacting SAIDI, SAIFI, and reducing customer minutes of interruption (CMI).   More

Advanced IIoT Transmission Tower Sensors Being Developed by Exacter & The University of Akron
 - October 28, 2016 - The University of Akron and Exacter, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio are completing year 2 of their $3 million dollar, 5-year grant to develop smart sensors for detecting problematic conditions on the US power grid. The research and product development teams are designing unique sensors for identifying a number of reliability-threatening conditions
including . . .  More

The University of Akron and Exacter Provide New Analytics for Preventing Failures on Subway & Electric Rail Systems -  July 20, 2016 - Effective strategies for preventing system failures on subway and electric rail systems have been hindered due to the inability of current technologies to predict future problems. New products being developed in a partnership between The University of Akron and Exacter, Inc. are changing everything. "We've developed predictive maintenance sensors based on proven, patented technologies that will help transportation authorities identify early signs of failure on the electric infrastructure before an incident
occurs . . .  More

Equipment-Related Power Outages Can Be Predicted, Located & Avoided With Exacter Technology - June 29, 2016 - Utilities are very effective at restoring power after an outage. However, discovering where the next equipment failure will happen has been next to impossible. Today, proprietary technology from Exacter, Inc. is helping utilities predict where future outages will happen -- allowing for remediation of the problem before the outage occurs.  More

Predictive Data & Analytics From Exacter Shed New Light for Protecting the Nation's Electric Grid Assets - June 9, 2016 - Lightning arresters are the distribution grid's first line of defense against power outages because they act as a shield against power surges. However, field data from Exacter, Inc. is revealing a more complex, systemic challenge for the nation's utilities to find a means of identifying problems and assuring proper maintenance can be performed.   More

Transmission Overhead Line Failures are Being Predicted by Exacter Technology - March 23, 2016 - Exacter Inc. offers a unique solution for detecting and locating points on the overhead transmission system that are exhibiting conditions that indicate risk of failure.  An Exacter assessment unit is mounted on a helicopter, plane, or drone during scheduled line flyovers and unseen arcing, leaking, and tracking on lines is detected and mapped by Exacter.  More

NRTC and Exacter Form Strategic Partnership to Bring Outage-Avoidance Technology to Rural Utilities - (Columbus, OH – May 19, 2015) - The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) and Exacter, Inc., makers of a proprietary power outage-avoidance and grid analytics system, have formed a strategic partnership to bring the latest reliability technology to rural electric cooperatives. More

Exacter Field Data is Showing Grid Vulnerability to Lightning Strikes – Surge Arresters Make Up 20-40% of Findings  (March 26, 2015 – Columbus, OH) – Lightning arresters/surge arresters are electric utilities’ first line of defense against surge-related power outages. However, current field metrics from Exacter, Inc are showing that 20-40% of the problems they uncover on the grid are these devices.  More

Exacter Data Analytics Showing Large Storms Have Impact on the Nations Power Grid Years After Repairs Have Been Made (COLUMBUS, OH - March 10, 2015) -New trended field data from Exacter, Inc., a grid reliability and analytics company that serves the nations electric utilities, is showing a correlation between significant weather-related outage events and the subsequent near-term health of the overhead grid. More

Exacter to Unveil New Predictive Maintenance Solutions for Transmission, Substation, and Underground Applications at DistribuTech (February 2, 2015 - COLUMBUS, OH) - Exacter, Inc., a leading provider of predictive maintenance technology and analytics to the utility industry, will be sharing results of a 2-year proactive Predictive Maintenance (PdM) project to improve circuit reliability at a prominent northeast investor owned utility.  More


Technology from Exacter(R) May Provide Answers for Railway Power Failure Incidents & Help Prevent Future System Outages - (January 28, 2015 – Columbus, OH) Exacter, Inc., has a proprietary technology that can identify deteriorated electrical equipment conditions on any electric system including railway systems, utility grids, substations, or industrial locations prior to a failure.  Read More

New Exacter Program Allows Electric Utilities to Attack Worst Performing Circuits With Predictive Data on Deteriorating Equipment - (December 4, 2013 – Columbus, OH) - Exacter, Inc. announces a new program for electric utilities to attack worst performing circuits using proprietary field intelligence that identifies equipment in a deteriorated state. The new program includes 1) a health assessment survey . . .   More


Davey Resource Group Expands Overhead Reliability Services With Strategic Partnership Using Exacter Analytics 
 
(Kent, Ohio — February 2013) -  Davey Resource Group, a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, announces a strategic partnership with Exacter, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, to expand Davey’s reliability service capabilities.  Davey has made an equity investment in Exacter and will be using Exacter’s Grid Assessment Technology and Analytics as a powerful complement to Davey Resource Group’s existing asset management and grid health
services.  More

Transmission & Distribution World Magazine Features How One Ohio Utility Uses Exacter as Predictive Reliability Tool  (August 1, 2009) -This article chronicles how one of the best performing municipal utilities in the country uses Exacter as a reliability tool, to provide information for planning, for troubleshooting and overall circuit improvement.  More

Exacter Introduces A Lightning Arrester Verification Program to Identify Failed Arresters Over Large Geographic Areas - (Jun 10, 2013) For electric utilities, this is the season of more frequent lightning-induced power outages.  Lightning arresters are the first line of defense against surge-related problems, however, alarming field metrics from Exacter, Inc. are showing that a high percentage (up to 40% in the southeast) of lightning arresters have either failed or deteriorated in performance, and most of these show no visual or heat signature indication of damage.  More


Storm Recovery Assessment Technology From Exacter Helps Utilities Bounce-Back Quicker and More Efficiently(November 06, 2012) - Exacter’s proprietary technology delivers a circuit-by-circuit health assessment providing utility maintenance crews with true conditions-based data for prioritizing their work schedule, and allowing management a new level of field intelligence to determine which circuits to repair and which to rebuild.  More