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Athena Power


Athena Power is a smart-sensing & data analytics company focused on critical power infrastructure modernization. The company manufactures low-cost, high functionality solutions for companies looking to improve their reliability, resiliency, and overall monitoring capability of their assets.

Athena Power is an engineering-driven company founded in Washington D.C./Baltimore and is 100% employee-owned and operated.


Continuous monitoring of underground (subsurface and padmount) assets for reliability improvement has traditionally been uneconomical and challenging for widespread adoption by utilities. Additionally, significant time is spent trying to find issues with underground power failures (such as underground faults). Current methodologies in finding underground power failures include ‘Thumping’ and ‘Sectionalizing’ the grid. These procedures are crude, expensive, time intensive, and further reduce long-term reliability.

Athena Power developed and currently manufacturers low-cost/high functionality sensor solutions that are customizable to continually monitor underground assets. Athena’s solution is wireless, self-powered, and uses sophisticated algorithms to locate issues (such as UG faults) while providing a continuous stream of real-time data and analytics to improve operational intelligence.

Athena Power’s solution is oriented around open-architecture & standards. Our products are interoperable with various industry platforms to drive innovation and lower-costs for our customers.


Our Products are Designed, Developed, Coded, and Manufactured in the USA.

  • Reliability & Resiliency

  • Distributed Generation / Renewable Energy Integration

  • Power Quality Analysis

  • Predicative Analytics



Our company is passionate about the problem we are solving in this industry. We take a disciplined and focused approach in developing solutions for our customers. Our solutions are creative with clean designs, elegant architecture, and tailored to address our customer’s particular needs.

Athena Principles: 

  • Customers First Focus
  • Innovation Always
  • Long-term Planning & Thinking Over Short-Term
  • Embrace Failures & Mistakes (to get continually better)



Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Selects Athena Power to Participate in 2022 Program

Athena Power has been chosen to participate in the 2022 CDL-Rockies cohort in Calgary. Athena will deliver a presentation to the program advisors on November 4th, 2022 at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. The presentation will demonstrate the ongoing pilot with select customers and the latest product features of the Athena underground sensor.

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies.


Athena Power to Present at IEEE PES General Meeting 2021 on ‘Securing Critical Infrastructure’

Join Athena Power at the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) General Meeting for a lively presentation and discussion on the latest practices for securing critical infrastructure in our nation. Panelists include Dominion Energy, U.S. Homeland Security, Microsoft, and Athena Power.

More information on the program can be found here:


Awesense debuts ‘Digital Energy Marketplace’ with Athena Power’s UG Sensing Solution

Athena Power is proud to be a  partner on the @awesense Marketplace which launched this month! As the first energy-focused marketplace, it will bring together solutions, applications & algorithms built to decarbonize and decentralize our energy system. It’s never been more important to be a part of the #decarbonization movement, and we’re so excited to join @awesense in this.


Zpryme Interviews Athena Power on Company Progress

How have start-ups been impacted by COVID-19 and our current social environment? Erin chatted with Athena Power about utility projects, employee well-being, and current events.

Raj Lakhiani on Start Ups and Employee Well Being


Athena Power Publishes Testing Results from Pecan St./DoE PLATFORM Program

Athena Power’s development of Cybersecurity tools for Grid-Edge Sensors was tested over the last 6-months at the Pecan St. Labs in Austin through the DoE Platform Program. Athena’s sensing solution (the UFD) displayed strong testing results in areas of Anomaly Detection, Fault Detection, and Bi-Directional Power Flow.

Review the Testing Documents Here:

PSI_ Athena Power Product Performance Report_Anomaly Detection

PSI_Athena Power_Product Performance Report_Fault, Bidirection, and Current Detection


Join Athena Power at Distributech 2020 in San Antonio

Visit Athena Power at Booth#552 during DistribuTECH 2020, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Center, Jan 28th-30th 2020 in San Antonio, TX to learn more about our grid edge platform.  Also, please feel free to contact us to schedule a meeting at Athena Power will also be demoing the Athena UFD at the Itron booth #2609.


Pecan Street’s PLATFORM Program to test Athena Power’s new machine learning technology

PLATFORM leverages Pecan Street’s product development, testing and demonstration assets to validate a new approach to clean energy technologies. With support from the Department of Energy and private sector partners, Pecan Street is leveraging this platform to create a strong testing environment for new clean energy hardware innovations. Learn more here.


Department of Energy awards contract to Athena Power to develop cybersecurity tools for low-cost grid-edge sensors

The Department of Energy – Office of Cybersecurity has awarded Athena Power, Inc. with a contract to research and develop cybersecurity tools to enhance security within the electric distribution grid. The goal of Athena Power is to leverage low-cost sensors to not only enhance reliability and resiliency within the distribution network of utilities but to better protect and secure the network from grid intrusion. Learn more about the DoE/Athena project, titled  “Cybersecurity at the Edge of the Grid”.


First Annual ‘Energy Internet’ Summit Forges New Partnerships to Accelerate the Energy Transition

CHENGDU, CHINA (JUNE 11-13, 2019) – New Energy Nexus together with the Sichuan Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University (EIRI) hosted the first annual Energy Internet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit (EIIES) from June 11-13 in Chengdu, China. The interactive summit convened leading corporations, government organizations, energy-focused accelerators and startups from both sides of the Pacific to forge new relationships and exchange information on the latest and greatest energy internet technologies and initiatives. Read more here

Summit Video Highlights: