Utilidata and Itron combine Voltage Optimisation and IoT to modernise the grid

Utilidata and Itron combine Voltage Optimisation and IoT to modernise the grid

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By Nick Flaherty

Software provider Utilidata is working with utility technology specialist Itron on a system that combines Utilidata’s AdaptiVolt voltage optimization capabilities with Itron’s OpenWay Riva IoT distributed software in electricity meters and other devices.

AdaptiVolt uses real-time information from distribution grid system assets to optimise the delivery of electric power and reduce energy usage. The integration with Itron’s OpenWay Riva platform will enable the AdaptiVolt technology to take advantage of additional data from Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Itron Analytics to maximise grid efficiency from the substation to end-user.

The integration with OpenWay Riva allows utilities to use the distributed intelligence application to optimise grid performance and reliability, meet energy efficiency goals, integrate Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and save energy.

In addition, Itron customers will be able to use AdaptiVolt to enhance energy efficiency performance and visibility for grid operators using meter data from the Itron AMI system.

“Itron is uniquely positioned to enable utilities to derive even greater value from a Volt-VAR optimization (VVO) deployment, given the company’s innovative approach to grid connectivity,” said Josh Brumberger, Utilidata’s chief executive officer. “Through this collaboration, we look forward to delivering utilities the immediate benefits of a faster, easier and more efficient VVO deployment. We also look forward to developing additional distributed intelligence applications for OpenWay Riva. We are excited to be part of Itron’s commitment to using data analytics, new communications capabilities and computing power at the distribution edge.”

“Utilidata is taking advantage of the distributed intelligence capabilities of the OpenWay Riva platform to bring even greater connectivity, intelligence and control to utilities and their customers,” said Sharelynn Moore, senior vice president of networked solutions at Itron. “We’re excited about this new app for OpenWay Riva because real-time energy delivery optimization through intelligent voltage control is exactly the sort of value-add, edge computing application that OpenWay Riva was created for.”

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