- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Power Authority and an Israeli software development firm have been awarded a grant to develop a system that can rapidly detect malfunctioning power transformers before they cause larger problems on the electric grid.

The $900,000 grant comes from the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation. NYPA and Israel-based company mPrest will develop software to be placed on the NYPA’s transmission system.

The project aims to provide a predictive analysis tool that could guide operators to potential trouble spots before they emerge so preventative maintenance can be done.

mPrest is a leading provider of monitoring and control technology and solutions and developed the mobile control system used in Israel’s Iron Dome Project. The air defense system is designed to intercept short-range rockets.

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