Energy management: Landis+Gyr, a leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, announced Seattle City Light is deploying the company’s advanced grid analytics (AGA) platform to support the utility’s grid modernization program.
Landis+Gyr’s advanced grid analytics suite provides a big data platform with proven applications that utilize data from advanced meters, grid sensors, GIS and other sources to provide actionable information that supports daily operations and intelligent planning.
The first phase of the project includes Model Validation and Reliability Planner to improve accuracy of the connectivity model, save engineering time and optimize future reliability improvement projects. The next phase will include the Asset Loading application for capacity planning and Revenue Protection to help the utility detect and reduce revenue losses more efficiently.
“Our goal is to extend the value of our advanced metering and smart grid investments by using analytics to improve reliability, planning and asset management,” said Laurie Hammack, Senior Manager of Power System Planning at Seattle City Light. “The benefits will directly impact operational efficiencies and improve capacity planning, while maximizing the value of reliability improvement projects and providing longer term stability of the distribution system for our customers.”
In 2016, Seattle City Light began deploying Landis+Gyr’s RF mesh network platform that connects advanced meters, distribution devices and intelligent sensors. Data from this network supports the analytics project.
The analytics solution is cloud-based and will be hosted by Landis+Gyr’s network operations center. Installation is already underway and scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2018.
Landis+Gyr’s AGA platform assesess the health of assets to prevent potential failures, monitor and manage load, enable voltage management programs and help reduce technical and non-technical losses. The planning functions allow the utility to optimize capital improvement programs, while gaining insights to manage the integration of renewable energy resources.
About Seattle City Light
Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to about 750,000 Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering the broadest portfolio of products and services to address complex industry challenges, the company delivers comprehensive solutions for the foundation of a smarter grid including; smart metering, distribution network sensing and automation tools, load control, analytics and energy storage. Landis+Gyr operates in 31 countries across five continents as an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and is also 40% owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ). With annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion, the company employs 5,700 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better.