Latest News & Updates from Micatu

Central New York Business Journal Picks Up Micatu Release

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Central New York Business Journal Picks Up Micatu Release https://www.cnybj.com/micatu-of-horseheads-signs-supply-agreement-with-eaton-corp/ HORSEHEADS, N.Y. — Micatu Inc., a Horseheads–based firm that focuses on optical-sensor technologies, has signed an agreement to supply its grid technology to the Eaton Corp. (NYSE: ETN), a Dublin, Ireland–based power-management company.   Micatu will continue to manufacture the technology at its facility in Horseheads, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) said in a news release. Micatu makes an optical sensor that provides “real-time, highly accurate” voltage and current readings so utilities can reduce energy use, “thereby reducing greenhouse-gas emissions,” per the release.
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May 05, 2018

NYSERDA Announces First 76West Grand Prize Winner, Micatu, Signs Supply Agreement for its Next-Generation Optic Sensors to Increase Grid Efficiency

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Approved for Release:  May 7th, 2018 https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/About/Newsroom/2018-Announcements/2018-05-07-NYSERDA-Announces-First-76West-Grand-Prize-Winner NYSERDA Announces First 76West Grand Prize Winner, Micatu, Signs Supply Agreement for its Next-Generation Optic Sensors to Increase Grid Efficiency Manufacturing and Operations Remain in the Southern Tier The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced today that Micatu, the 2016 Grand Prize winner of the State’s 76West Clean Energy Competition, has signed an agreement to supply its unique grid technology to Eaton Corporation, a leading global power management company. Launched by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2016, the 76West Clean Energy Competition is one of the largest competitions in the country that focuses on supporting and growing clean energy businesses and economic development. Micatu will continue to manufacture the technology at its facility in the Southern Tier. Today’s announcement complements “Southern Tier Soaring,” the region’s comprehensive strategy to generate robust economic growth and community development.
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May 05, 2018

Approved for Release: Micatu Inc., Announces OEM Sales Agreement with Eaton for Optical Sensor Line

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Micatu Inc., Announces OEM Sales Agreement with Eaton for Optical Sensor Line Date: April 19, 2018 Effective: Immediately Horseheads, NY — Micatu Inc., is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Brand Label Sales Agreement with power management company Eaton to expand its 4kV to 35kV smart grid portfolio with Micatu’s GridView Optical Solutions sensor platform to help global utilities advance intelligent power programs and enable smart grid modernization. Micatu’s GridView Optical Solutions sensing technology provides next generation optical measurement capabilities for smart grid, wind, power distribution and condition monitoring to help utilities collect more accurate data and provide actionable insights to improve power reliability. Micatu’s next generation, highly accurate sensing platform supports precise, real-time data acquisition for utility transmission and distribution system monitoring to increase efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Each optical sensor is also capable of monitoring multiple voltage classes via multiple digital and analog communication port inputs and outputs to reduce overhead cost and installation complexity.
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Apr 04, 2018

Approved for Release – Eaton Integrates Micatu Gridview Optical Sensor Platform into Smart Grid Portfolio

by Michael Jagielski | Engineering | Business Update | Uncategorized | Smart Grid | Optical Sensors | 0 Comments
http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/OurCompany/NewsEvents/NewsReleases/PCT_3354315 https://www.smartgridtoday.com/ http://www.globalenergyworld.com/news/sustainable-energy/2018/04/17/eaton-expands-smart-grid-portfolio-with-new-optical-sensor-platform Eaton expands smart grid portfolio with new optical sensor platform to help global utilities advance intelligent power and grid modernization Date: April 17, 2018 PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton today announced it is integrating next-generation optical sensing technology, provided by Micatu GridView Optical Solutions into its portfolio of grid monitoring solutions for utility customers. Eaton’s agreement with Micatu helps global utility customers enhance voltage and current sensing precision to improve grid monitoring. Eaton’s solutions for utility customers, including the new highly accurate sensing platform, support precise, real-time data acquisition for utility transmission and distribution system monitoring to increase efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
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Apr 04, 2018

Approved for Release: Micatu GridView™ Voltage and Current Sensors Reviewed by NYSP2I for Performance and Accuracy

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3/8/2017:  Approved for Release: Micatu GridView™ Sensors Reviewed by NYSP2I for Performance and Accuracy Micatu Final Report _NYSP2I _ 20170216 The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), in partnership with Clarkson University (Clarkson), evaluated Micatu, Inc.’s GridView™ sensor performance with respect to industry standard medium voltage and current sensors.   This project was supported by the NYSP2I through its Green Technology Accelerator Center (GTAC). NYSP2I at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), worked together with Clarkson University (Clarkson) to support Micatu with an independent evaluation of the performance of their GridView™ system.   “Micatu engaged the resources of NYSP2I team to provide us with a wholly independent empirical review of our “all optical” sensor for medium voltage (MV) and current measurements. Finding a “world class” organization with the technical skills and measurement capabilities to provide an accurate, non biased, non-affiliated review of our “GridView™” sensor performance against a reference standard, was a challenge.  As a result, Micatu is well on its way to helping utilities become more efficient and to reduce GHG emissions,” stated Michael Oshetski – Micatu’s CEO.
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Mar 03, 2017

APPROVED FOR RELEASE: MICATU WINS NEW YORK STATE (CFA) $1M GRANT FOR EXPANSION

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December 30, 2016 – Micatu Wins New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) grant of $1 million for expansion in the Southern Tier.  http://www.stargazette.com/story/news/local/2016/12/29/state-grant-help-big-flats-sensor-maker-grow/95470948/ A $1 million state grant will help a high tech Big Flats firm move to a new facility and more than quadruple its workforce over the next five years.   Micatu Inc., which creates sensors that employ optics rather than electronics for the utility industry and other clients, currently has 17 full-time and one part-time employee at its manufacturing site within Airport Corporate Park. The company, founded five years ago by electrical engineers Michael Oshetski and Dr. Atul Pradhan, is negotiating with Chemung County to purchase the former Wings of Eagles Discovery Center that has been vacant since the museum relocated several years ago. Micatu was recently awarded a $1 million grant from the Empire State Development Grants Program to help facilitate the move. State officials require an estimate of how many jobs will be created before awarding grants, and Micatu came up with a projection of 79 new jobs.  That’s a very conservative estimate, according to Chief Operating Officer Michael Jagielski.  “This is the equivalent of Silicon Valley East. We create high-tech jobs for our kids here,” Jagielski said.
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Dec 12, 2016

Approved for Release: Micatu Grand Prize Winner of $1 Million in 76West CleanTech Business Competition

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http://www.pressconnects.com/videos/news/2016/11/30/video:-horseheads-cleantech-company-wins-$1-million/94698646/ Micatu Inc., is proud to announce that it was chosen the grand prize winner in the State’s first ever “Clean Technology” Business Competition named 76West.  Winners of the 76West Clean Energy Business Competition were announced during an afternoon ceremony at Binghamton University on Wednesday, November 30th.   The state-backed competition is part of Governor Cuomo’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” that will award $20 million to clean technology companies in the Southern Tier over the next four years. Commonly known as REV, the state initiative has among its goals reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels, generating 50 percent of the state electric production from renewable sources by 2030 and an overall 23 percent reduction in the state energy demand from 2012 levels.
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Dec 12, 2016

Approved for Release: Micatu’s CEO to Present at NEXT Conference on 10/11/2016

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Michael Oshetski, Chief Executive Officer, Micatu, Inc to Present at NEXT Conference.     Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Now in its third edition, NEXT is a technology, manufacturing and innovation conference where fast-track companies meet and learn from top-notch business leaders and industry experts. The dynamic full-day program boasts two world-class keynotes in Brian Solis and Soraya Darabi; and delivers educational workshops in three concurrent tracks (Big Data 101, Intellectual Property Update, Marketing).
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Oct 10, 2016

Approved for Release: Micatu Formally Awarded NYSERDA PON 3026 “Electric Power Transmission and Distribution (EPTD), Smart Grid Program”

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Horseheads, NY, August 8, 2016 — Micatu Inc., provider of next generation optical based sensors for the utility and wind turbine industries, announced today that they have been formally awarded a NYSERDA PON (Program Opportunity Notice) No. 3026, for “Electric Power Transmission and Distribution (EPTD), Smart Grid”.  The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources through research and engineering studies, product development and demonstration projects that improve the resiliency, reliability, efficiency, quality, and overall performance of the electric power delivery system in New York State.  The primary objective of  PON 3026, is to promote the development of the “Smart Grid” that accommodates a diverse supply of generation resources, enhances overall grid performance and enables customers to reduce costs, energy consumption, and environmental impacts.
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Aug 08, 2016

Next Generation Optical Sensors: Measuring The Future

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Approved for Release: Micatu’s CEO to Present at the 2016 Annual NFOC Communications Conference  Horseheads, NY, July 22, 2016 — Micatu, Inc. provider of next generation optical based sensors for the utility and wind turbine industry, announced today that they have been invited to speak at the annual NFOC Communications Conference.  Michael Oshetski, Micatu’s CEO will be hosting a Presentation entitled “Next Generation Optical Sensors: Measuring The Future” and will showcase the latest advancements in new applications for optical technologies in the sensor space.  
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Jul 07, 2016

Micatu Selected as Semi-Finalist in the New York State 76WEST Business Competition

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Approved for Release: Micatu Selected as Semi-Finalist in the New York State 76WEST Business Competition Horseheads, NY, May 17, 2016 — Micatu, Inc. provider of next generation optical based sensors for the utility and wind turbine industry, announced last week they have been selected as one of 24 Semi-Finalists in the 76West Business Competition. As an initiative of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, 76West is a NYSERDA-sponsored business competition focused on attracting startups to build clean energy businesses and create jobs in New York State’s Southern Tier Region.  Semifinalist teams from across the state, country, and globe have given pitches at Cornell University for a spot in the finals. A spot in the finals guarantees teams one of 6 prizes, from $1 million to $250,000, as well as incubator space, support services, and national recognition.
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May 05, 2016

Micatu — 2016 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition — Booth 2711

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Approved for Release: Micatu Introduces “All Optical Sensor Platform” for Medium Voltage (MV) and at 2016 IEEE show in Dallas, TX Horseheads, NY, May 3, 2016 — Micatu, Inc., provider of next generation optical based sensors for the utility and wind turbine industry, announced today the introduction of their all optical sensor platform named “GridView Optical Solutions”.   The IEEE/PES  –  T & D Conference and Exposition is the largest and most comprehensive of it’s type in the world. With over 12,000 attendees and 700 exhibitors, the show is the premier place to see the latest technology and equipment available in the utility industry. With over 60 countries represented, the conference is internationally represented by the world’s largest companies in the utility space. This conference is a combination of both a technical conference that covers all aspects of new technologies that face the T&D industry, together with the largest T&D exhibit floor in North America. 
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May 05, 2016

Approved for Release: Micatu Formally Awarded NYSERDA PON 2942 “Advanced Clean Power Technologies”

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Horseheads, NY, April 26, 2016 — Micatu, Inc. provider of next generation optical based sensors for the utility and wind turbine industry, announced today that they have been formally awarded a NYSERDA PON (Program Opportunity Notice) No. 2942, for “Advanced Clean Power Technologies”.  The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.
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Apr 04, 2016

Micatu – Panelists Speak at 23rd Annual Economic Forum in Chemung County

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Approved for Release: Micatu Panelists Speak at 23rd Annual Economic Forum Horseheads, NY, February 19, 2016. — Micatu, Inc. provider of next generation optical based sensors for the utility and wind turbine industry, announced today that they were two of the four panelists that spoke at the 23rd Annual Economic Forum.  This year’s panelists included:
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Feb 02, 2016

2016 DistribuTECH Conference in Orlando

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Approved for Release: Micatu Returns from 2016 DistribuTECH Conference Horseheads, NY, January 12, 2016. — Micatu, Inc. provider of next generation optical based sensors for the utility and wind turbine industry, announced today that they have returned from the 2016 DistribuTECH Conference in Orlando Florida. DistribuTECH is the world’s leading annual T&D (Transmission and Distribution) event attracting 11,773 attendees from 67 countries.   
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Feb 02, 2016

Micatu Relocates Operations to IST Center

by Michael Jagielski | Business Update | 0 Comments
Horseheads,  NY, August 26, 2015  —  Micatu, Inc., provider of next generation optical based sensors,  measurement and biomedical instruments, announced today that they have relocated their Corporate Operations  and Light Manufacturing Assembly Operations to the IST Center,  315  Daniel Zenker Drive, Horseheads, NY  14845.  
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Aug 08, 2015

Micatu Expands 3D Printing Capabilities with Fortus 400 3D Production System

by Michael Oshetski | Engineering | 0 Comments
Painted Post, NY, September 4, 2014 — Micatu, Inc. provider of next generation optical based sensors, measurement and biomedical instruments, announced today that they have acquired a “State of the Art” 3D Production Printer Platform from Stratasys Inc.   “Micatu utilizing the tenets of advanced 3D printing in lieu of traditional machining and tooling, specifically in the production of injection molded parts and rapid prototyping. This enables same day prototyping along with rapid turn-around for our customers.” said Atul Pradhan, CTO, Micatu Inc.
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Sep 09, 2014

Micatu Launches MicaArray Product Line

by Michael Oshetski | Business Update | 0 Comments
Painted Post, NY, June 11, 2013—Micatu, Inc. provider of next generation optical based sensors, measurement and biomedical instruments, announced today the launch of the MicaArray product line and website (www.micaarray.com). Over 10 years ago, a Public Health Service Commission Officer, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Stephen Hewitt, envisioned a critical need. The community needed a simpler, affordable instrument for biomarker discovery and validation.
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Jun 06, 2013

Micatu Joins the CCIC Family.

by Michael Oshetski | Business Update | 0 Comments
Painted Post, NY, December 11, 2012—Micatu, Inc. provider of next generation optical based sensors, measurement and biomedical instruments, announced today the relocation of its business operations to the Ceramics Corridor Innovation Center (CCIC).  The new facility, located at 109 Canada Road, Painted Post, New York, 14870, will accommodate the company’s staff expansion to meet the company’s recent growth within the Oncology medical instrumentation markets. 
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Dec 12, 2012