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Utilidata

Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO)

Utilidata delivers real-time, data-driven, machine-learning software that leverages data from every point on the distribution grid to run a clean, modern electric grid.

Utilidata delivers real-time, data-driven, machine-learning software that leverages data from every point on the distribution grid to run a clean, modern electric grid. The company is the industry leader in volt/VAR optimization (VVO), with a decade of experience operating and optimizing distribution grid assets for major utilities, including American Electric Power (AEP) and National Grid.

 

Utilidata’s real-time grid optimization solution delivers, on average, 25-50% greater voltage reduction than any other solution. The company’s patented optimal power flow and virtual power flow technology has been proven at scale to deliver 3-5% energy savings, 4% peak demand reduction and greater than 25% improvement in asset health, due to reduced device operations. Utilidata’s software is designed to leverage all available primary and secondary data and delivers enhanced results when integrated with advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). The integration of AMI data into the VVO platform has been proven to yield, on average, an additional 1% energy savings.

 

Utilidata’s grid optimization solution has also been proven to increase solar hosting capacities on a given circuit by at least 50% by flattening and lowering the voltage. The company is currently working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), National Grid, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Standard Solar, to further validate its ability to increase solar hosting capacity without costly system upgrades, decrease curtailment for solar providers, reduce total energy consumption for all customers, and improve reliability by using solar to bolster distribution system operations.