Working closely with Rejlers on innovation, Nettalliansen is one of the front runners in Norway developing digital techniques and methods for improved efficiency in grid operations and analysis.
Nettalliansen consists of 40 small and mid-size utility companies across Norway. In total, Nettalliansen represents 300,000 end customers and has approximately 1,600 employees. This makes Nettalliansen one of the major players in the Norwegian energy market.
The utility companies that make up Nettalliansen use Quant Insight for operational efficiency and analysis. The services contained in Quant Insight support key digitisation objectives – to renew, improve and standardise business processes. The partnership between Nettalliansen and Rejlers is highly customer-driven with only short distances between business request/need and solution development.
The power grid in Sweden’s largest sunny city is becoming more efficient with the introduction of AI. Tekniska Verken in Linköping has teamed up with Rejlers on a development project using Insight.
Linköping is the Swedish municipality producing the highest amount of solar power. The local electricity grid currently has close to 400 solar power plants with a total installed power capacity of more than 8000 kilowatts.
“New smart technology in the form of AI-based pattern recognition can help grid companies in a variety of ways. We are able to look at what may happen on a sunny day when everyone is producingat full capacity and the sun suddenly disappears behind clouds,” says Peter Ols, Vice VD of Tekniska Verken at Linköping Nät AB. Highly unpredictable use of solar power can represent a challenge for power grid operators.
“Is the grid we have built up the right one for new production and new types of usage such as electric vehicle charging? By applying our metering data combined with data simulations in a new way, we want to gain a better overview of the situation,” he says.
“We feel that the power grid may need structural changes and greater flexibility in electricity use as we are seeing more localised production and new types of usage. Insight will be able to help us predict where and what actions need to be taken.”
Alta Kraftlag is an important cornerstone business in the region and supplies the municipalities of Alta, Loppa and Kvænangen with power and fibre optic services. They have installed smart meters and other new infrastructure to ensure new opportunities in grid management.
Quant Insight gives Alta Kraftlag a tool to reduce processing times in the event of faults on the grid, provides an analytical basis for proactive maintenance and contributes to ensuring correct decision-making about future investment.
“With the power offered by modern cloud solutions, Quant Insight has the ability to quickly convert data into valuable management information for any power company. Insight has now been developed into a platform that we are very proud of and that our customers are able to gain a high level of utility value from,” says Director of Energy Espen Kåsin from Rejlers.
“After a review of available solutions on the market, we chose Quant Insight because we believe it’s the solution that offers the best functionality for our purposes,” confirms network engineer Rolf Erik Jenssen from Alta Kraftlag.
“We look forward to using Quant Insight as an extremely useful tool in our operations as well as in the development of our company,” says Jenssen.