The city of Summerside (on Prince Edward Island, Canada) enjoys a significant wind and solar infrastructure, but still had to import 57% of its energy supply from neighboring NB Power because weather conditions can reduce solar generation by up to 70%, and no wind means no power. At the same time, not having real-time insight into user loads meant Summerside Electric had to constantly over-provision capacity to ensure reliable supply. BluWave-ai’s predictive technology is yielding up to 50% improvement in energy scheduling accuracy over the utility system baseline.
BluWave-ai products enable lower operational costs and emissions for utilities, and effectively mitigate the operational risks related to distributed energy resources (DERs). In addition, our solution helps balance utility-scale generation and storage with demand, tackling peak smoothing in systems with high renewable penetration. The benefits: reduced net energy costs, increased use of renewable energy and lower harmful emissions.
ADAPTING TO CHANGING ENERGY DEMANDS DURING COVID-19 SHUTDOWNS
As governments around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the mitigation and suppression measures being put in place have caused a profound impact on electricity demand. How does an AI platform adapt to a situation completely without historical precedent? BluWave-ai's Senior Director of Technology, Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi, offers a timely analysis of energy demands in a large metropolitan area in India during the country's total lockdown in March-April, 2020.
BluWave-ai Edge provides IoT and SCADA data collection and pre-processing, AI inference, prediction and optimization.
BluWave-ai Center provides user interface and configuration provisioning and management, and AI model training.
BluWave-ai In Action
BluWave-ai’s low-risk onboarding allowed us to run a set of AI-enabled tests over several months, in effect test-driving the platform in our own environment. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with BluWave-ai put us in the lead nationwide with a machine learning solution to refine operational efficiencies and offset carbon use.
Bob Ashley Chief Administrative Officer, Summerside Electric, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
ENERGY OPTIMIZATION FOR UTILITIES