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Grid Operators, Utilities, Distribution System Operators (DSOs)

Reduce costs, smooth peaks, manage dispatch with high renewable DER penetration 

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The BluWave-ai platform delivers lower operational costs and emissions for utilities, and effectively mitigates the operational risks related to distributed energy resources (DERs).  It is utility-proven using our trademark predictive energy optimization for real-time management of DERs and scheduling upper-grid energy import considering real-time energy costs, renewable generation, stored energy and demand. These DERs include: behind-the-meter (BTM) residential solar PV, EV chargers and storage; BTM generation, energy storage, and controllable loads at commercial, industrial and institutional campuses; EV charging stations; utility-scale renewable generation and energy storage.

BluWave-ai orchestrates DERs to enable virtual power plants (VPPs) for distribution utilities to manage demand, smooth PV generation and shave peaks, optimizing for multiple objectives. These include energy trading and economic dispatch of controllable units to minimize net energy cost, reduce emissions and maximize battery energy storage life. Another objective is dispatch for balancing supply and demand to keep the system operating within acceptable ranges. Additional benefits include capacity deferral by implementing non-wire alternatives and improving grid resiliency and stability.

 

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.

AI-Enabled Residential EV Detection, Load Prediction, and Demand Response

The increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in residential areas introduces challenges for distribution utilities who supply the increased energy demand to charge them. The utility needs to plan the infrastructure to manage the increased capacity and find non-wires alternatives to mitigate peak loads so it can avoid costly capital upgrades. BluWave-ai’s EV Everywhere solution eases the transition to high urban EV penetration.

 

 

 

Energy Optimization for Utilities

EV EVERYWHERE
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BluWave-ai In Action

The city of Summerside (in 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.

SUMMERSIDE ELECTRIC
CUSTOMER STORY

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

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PRESS RELEASE

As part of the drive to meet India’s renewable energy target of 450GW capacity by 2030, electricity regulatory commissions are introducing measures which encourage accurate scheduling and introducing a real-time market to improve access to renewable generation sources. For example, consumers, power generators and distribution companies (discoms) now face stricter deviation charges, which increase with the level of inaccuracy in power scheduling. Discoms like Tata Power can improve operating costs with more accurate scheduling of power import, to minimize deviation penalties, and by scheduling short-term purchases on the energy markets when pricing is favorable.

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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.

 

COVID SHUTDOWNS CASE STUDY

North American Clean Energy profiled Summerside Electric in the article, "Trailblazing Island Utility Uses AI for Financial and Environmental Gains".

Low-Risk, Multi-Phased Onboarding Process

To help you evaluate and quantify the benefits of the BluWave-ai solution in your unique operation, we offer an opportunity assessment and model-building service as either a first phase of product deployment or a standalone service. Learn more about our deployment process.

 

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