Put Big Data into action for forecasting and actionable insights in the context of Smart Meters integration, Renewables implementation and building the new economics of the Grid.
Demand Response Management
Demand Response (DR) Management systems are designed to send a signal over the internet to an electricity customer to temporarily change their pattern of energy consumption. This capability gets more important as owners of smart grid products enable integration of renewables, and appreciate the variability it brings to the grid.
Under conditions that can affect grid reliability - such as peak demand - a utility company could ask its customer to reduce or increase energy usage. The message could be delivered through conventional channels, like phone or email.
With a deep understanding of industry specifics, Provectus provides consultancy and development services for DR platform vendors.
Adoption For Industry Standarts
OpenADR 2.0 is a standard protocol for automated demand response. OpenADR 2.0 allows the utility company to deliver the message directly to the device consuming the energy, and precisely manage its conditions without human intervention.
Amongst a few other protocols for demand response, OpenADR 2.0 is an open standard under the broad OpenADR Alliance that permits a certification, has functioning test tools, and an expanding ecosystem of interoperable implementations.
An ever increasing number of vendors support OpenADR 2.0 as the protocol of choice for automated demand response. For end device support one could name Schneider, Ecobee, Honeywell, Universal Devices, GridLink, and Melrok. Even more support it from a utility/service provider side.
Integration of a proprietary system can be a time and resource consuming endeavor. As large utilities slowly move to OpenADR 2.0, smaller ones have to update their systems to participate in demand response. Having a standards-based interoperable integration solution could not only be a bonus, but a huge cost saver for a utility company due to reduced risk during DR events. Moreover, it could provide a greater visibility and resilience, which does not jeopardize security and independence, thanks to the advanced meter data reporting capabilities of OpenADR 2.0. An owner of an existing advanced energy industry communications platform could offer that opportunity to a utility.
Provectus offers a solution for OpenADR 2.0 certification and plugging it into an existing infrastructure as a service.
Meter Data Aggregation
Billions of smart meters deployed nowadays produce petabytes of data. It is required to consume it from different sources, store and analyze that data in real-time.
As an expert in real-time data processing in general, Provectus understands and solves industry specific challenges.
In addition to software engineering skills, Provectus provides services to solve statistical, machine learning and data mining problems. With a combination of domain expertise we offer increased value to our customers.
Smart Grid challenges we solve:
- Match supply to demand
- Predict and stop accidents before they happen
- Avoid power outages
- Gauge consumption patterns
- Plan for better maintenance and repairs