Embedded software will enable utilities to gather, analyze, and synthesize data from a multitude of grid endpoints


Image: Landis+Gyr and Utilidata join forces to transform grid operations. Photo: courtesy of Pexels from Pixabay.

Landis+Gyr (Swiss: LAND.SW), the global leader in integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector, is joining forces with Utilidata, the industry leader in energy optimization software from the substation to the grid edge, to provide groundbreaking grid management through the deployment of edge applications on Landis+Gyr advanced meters, planned initially for the North American market. Embedded software will enable utilities to gather, analyze, and synthesize data from a multitude of grid endpoints.

In an energy climate of shifting consumer expectations, distributed energy resources (DERs), and aggressive clean energy mandates, creating the grid of the future is essential. Landis+Gyr’s market leading AMI solution is built on Gridstream Connect, an IoT platform designed specifically for utilities, which enables edge applications to fully utilize the sensing and analysis capabilities of advanced meters. This platform is strengthened by the energy optimization software of Utilidata’s applications that will leverage real-time data and machine learning to enable:

  • Grid visualization using waveform analysis to provide unprecedented, real-time visibility into the distribution system, including power flow and locational awareness
  • Dynamic monitoring of distribution circuits utilizing peer-to-peer communication and edge processing to create a critical framework for both voltage optimization (VVO) and seamless integration of DERs
  • Real-time fault detection combines edge-based waveform and system distribution analytics to identify and prioritize anomalies for improved grid reliability and faster response to safety issues

Utilidata’s applications join additional technologies that are optimized by the Landis+Gyr metering platform, including energy management powered by Sense, a partner of both Landis+Gyr and Utilidata. Combining these technologies will illuminate both consumer behavior and grid operations, leveraging innovative grid-edge hardware to create a complete, holistic picture of electric distribution and demand.

“Smart grid technologies are changing how utilities manage the distribution system. Utilities traditionally monitor distribution circuits from the substation to the grid edge but are missing critical visibility required for optimizing system performance,” said Tim Weidenbach, Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Operations at Landis+Gyr. “These new edge applications leverage the distributed computing and sensing capabilities of our meters to monitor assets and grid activity at the edge. We see this as a continual evolution in how grid-edge intelligence drives the future of energy management and delivery.”

“It is entirely possible to modernize and optimize the electric grid from the edge,” said Josh Brumberger, CEO of Utilidata. “The key is to match intelligent hardware with innovative software solutions for real-time, distributed data analysis, predictive modeling, and substation-to-meter optimization. With this as a foundation, realizing an energy future with greater renewable energy resources, better demand management, and real-time response is within our sights. We are thrilled to be teaming up with Landis+Gyr to make great strides towards this future.”

Source: Company Press Release