BluWave-ai Unveils Latest Generation of Patent-Protected Grid Energy Optimization Platform at Microgrid 2019
Company extends rollout of GetBlu early adopter program for qualified electric utilities
OTTAWA/MONTREAL – May 9, 2019
BluWave-ai is pleased to unveil the latest version of the company’s machine learning platform, release 2.4, at this month’s Microgrid 2019 conference in San Diego. Already deployed with select utility clients, this version builds on the company’s grid energy optimization model to simultaneously maximize the use of renewables hardware and power purchase agreements (PPA’s), while minimizing energy costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Some of the features in this release include enhanced wind and solar prediction models; city, substation, and industrial/enterprise scale load prediction; and an historical and real-time data pipeline for utility and IoT sensors. For a full description of release 2.4 including available features and functionality, please click here.
BluWave-ai has also formalized the company’s early adopter program as GetBlu and is seeking an additional three to five qualified participants to deploy release 2.4 at this time. GetBlu participants gain direct access to BluWave-ai’s technology team, providing specific input and feedback on product features and overall direction. As well, program members acquire a first mover advantage with early access to new features and releases. If you represent a large electric utility in the United States or Europe with a city-scale grid servicing 500,000 or more subscribers, we would welcome the opportunity to share more about GetBlu and release 2.4.
“Grid operators know they have an unprecedented volume of data at their disposal to make more informed energy decisions, the question is where to start,” stated Devashish Paul, BluWave-ai’s CEO. “Our platform ingests, normalizes, and validates available data from IoT sensors and meters to provide AI-assisted optimization of local energy generation and distributed storage including thermal, lithium-ion batteries, and electric vehicles.” With this latest release, BluWave-ai has successfully deployed real-time prediction and optimization models with live data from utility leaders through the GetBlu program.
One of the primary concerns with the proliferation of electric vehicles (EV’s) is an exponential increase in the charging load on utility infrastructure as gas stations are usurped by the utility network. BluWave-ai’s substation and transformer level distributed AI platform supports a smooth migration towards EV-supported utility infrastructure with higher capacity charging and discharging per transformer using distributed intelligence. Furthermore, the distributed AI allows utility customers to leverage EV’s as dynamic storage to address fluctuating load periods.
“Hydro Ottawa is implementing BluWave-ai’s distributed AI solution, overlaid on our distributed renewable energy generation and storage system. It is essential to the bidirectional flow of energy and data with our renewable energy projects at the transformer agent, substation and back office level,” said Mark Fernandes, Chief Information and Technology Officer at Hydro Ottawa. “We were very pleased to see that BluWave-ai was recently recognized as a top 100 global cleantech startup by Startup Energy Transition and are actively working with BluWave-ai to build on this latest release to enable distributed substation AI at Hydro Ottawa and other global locations.”
BluWave-ai’s SaaS-based platform, consisting of BluWave-ai Edge and BluWave-ai Center, resolves the intermittency problem with renewable sources like wind and solar through reliable energy prediction, optimization, and control at both microgrid and utility scale. The company has four provisional US patents, which currently represents 5% of the global 2018 artificial intelligence (AI) patents of Canadian origin.
To set up a meeting with BluWave-ai at Microgrid 2019 and/or learn more about BluWave-ai’s grid energy optimization platform and the GetBlu program, please contact [email protected].
BluWave-ai uses artificial intelligence to put the smart in smart grid. Our machine learning platform balances the cost, availability, and reliability of different energy sources - renewable and non-renewable - with energy demand in real-time. We let utilities, enterprises, remote communities, and governments optimize their energy decisions for sustainability, reliability, and affordability. BluWave-ai is pleased to work with innovators in the energy industry including Tata Power, Hydro Ottawa, and Natural Resources Canada to realize a greener, more sustainable grid for all.
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