Current Teams

Cycle 1: C.TrAm - Cable Transient Ampacity Software to Monitor the Temperature of Electric Cables

Home Institution: NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The Team
Principal Investigator - Franciso de Leon (bottom right)
Entrepreneurial Lead - Marc Diaz-Aguilo (top right)
Entrepreneurial Lead - Matthew Terraciano (left)

We are an innovative team of engineers that believes that innovation and research must bring benefits to society. The research efforts carried out at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering to better model power cables and their environment are ready to do so. With C.TrAm, electric utilities, regional transmission operators, cable manufacturers and smart grid infrastructure companies can feel the benefits of a program that is now brought to market with the help of NYU and NYC ACRE, and the PowerbridgeNY program. This is when cutting-edge research meets society.

The Project

C.TrAm is a piece of control and design software capable of computing the transient thermal behavior of power cable installations. It will help to reduce losses in cables and contribute to the overall efficiency of the power grid for potential savings of $30m/year. Improved monitoring will also reduce maintenance costs for potential savings of $100m/year. The team used the PowerBridgeNY funds to build and field test their software using data provided by Con Edison.