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Business description

MAC was established in 1981, and has an innovative hi-tech team that develops electronic and software products for Smart Grid and environmental GreenTech monitoring and control applications. The company provides ICT research consultancy and has collaborated in over 40 EU R&D and Innovation projects, that have generated most of MAC’s Intellectual Property Rights. The MAC team is strong in project management, experience of commercialising and productising technology applications and distributed systems development expertise.

Products and services

GridWatch® Smart Grid Monitoring systems for Electrical Utilities in the power and energy sector. GridWatch® provides mass deployable monitoring of MV and LV networks with dynamic grid-edge algorithms and security, to seamlessly provide real-time data to Utilities’ existing Distribution Management Systems and to their field operational staff who “need to know urgently” about events on the grid as they occur (e.g.to prevent asset stress or failures, and possibly outages). All at 25% the cost of equivalent alternative solutions.

MAC’s WaterWatch system provides distributed Smart Irrigation and Water Quality monitoring and control in the agricultural and environmental sectors.

Value proposition

GridWatch® enables Utilities to maximise the capacity and minimise the outages of their MV & LV distribution networks, particularly with high levels of distributed Renewable Energy Sources, at 25% the cost of equivalent alternative solutions.

Standards and certificates

  • IEC 62053-21, IEC 62053-22, IEC 62053-23, EN 50470-1, EN 50470-3, ANSI C12.20, IEEE1459 and IEC 61000-4-7 Class I and Class II accuracy

Key partners

• Altea BV, Netherlands
• CEZ Romania Sa, Romania
• ESB Networks, Ireland
• Fraunhofer, Germany
• Greenbird Integration Technology AS, Norway
• Gridhound UG - Germany
• RWTH, E.ON Energy Research Centre, Aachen University, Germany
• University of Bologna, Italy
• Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland