Digital Solutions delivers operational efficiency
Using data and powerful technology to deliver on cost-savings strategies, asset management and improved system performance.
Utility digitalization enables solutions like demand response, Distributed Energy Resource (DER) integration, Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR), and by offering insights that inform long-term planning and asset management. Digital analytics help utilities target interventions at precise locations on the grid and with confidence on cost efficacy.
Stronger Asset Management
Accessing core data analytics grants deeper insight into the performance and condition of a utility's grid assets. Using this information, utilities and their investors can improve asset performance, produce more accurate balance sheet financials, measure grid losses, and improve tariff negotiation.
Reduce distribution network costs
Avoid distribution losses from voltage drop or under-loaded distribution transformers by automatically increasing end-of-line voltage, adjusting power factor, or changing net load.
Reduce wholesale energy costs
Shift and shave peak demand from expensive peak hours to lower-cost periods and to avoid coincident peak charges.
Avoid or defer capital expenses for distribution network upgrades to meet growing peak demand
Flatten peak aggregate demand with non-wires alternatives on individual distribution transformers to avoid the need for upgrades.
Minimize the need for asset replacement due to reduced lifetime from transformer overloading
Reduce peak demand on the most overloaded distribution transformers to extend their lifetimes.
Utility Digitalization is a required first step in our Digital Solutions offering. Installing SparkMeter's equipment and software solution enables robust data collection and detailed load management.
1. Install smart electricity meters
Install smart electricity meters at customer locations, on distribution transformers and fuses to start collecting raw grid data.
2. Create digital models and inventory records
Create digital models of distribution network assets in GIS and grid simulation software.
3. Identify performance improvement opportunities
Identify estimates of grid inefficiency or asset performance issues where costly capital expense projects would be needed.
Let us help you improve reliability and profitability with customized operating parameters and grid management protocols designed specifically for your grid and drawn from the wealth of data our systems collect in real time.
SparkMeter’s base SaaS offering, required for use with SparkMeter’s equipment.
Tariff management, billing, and payments
Meter and Grid Data (kWh, kW, V, I, p.f., etc.)
Meter data and control API
Koios Custom Analytics
Define custom analytics generated by SparkMeter equipment, third party meters, or other grid data sources to measure the most pertinent asset and grid performance issues.
Line loss and voltage drop analytics
DT loss and DT efficiency analytics
Total customer Cost of Service analytics
Provide data to utility finance departments for enhanced Asset Management
Custom analytics can be fed into SparkMeter or third party DERMS platforms for delivery of grid services
Enable the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) that provide grid services to reduce utility costs.
Custom triggers for Demand Response
Charging and dispatch of storage DERs
Generate utility value through energy and grid cost savings from grid services
SparkMeter can work with you to build customized solutions and programs to address macro-level business challenges identified by our grid management solution.
SparkMeter’s Engineering Analysis includes CapEx planning, resource adequacy requirements and distribution network analysis. We use geospatial and power system network models to perform these analyses, and are also a starting point for broader utility digitalization efforts.
Non-wires alternatives and DERs like demand response and distributed storage have the potential to unlock energy cost savings and a CapEx-light approach to grid capacity through grid services. Using Koios Custom Analytics with data from smart meters and other grid assets, we partner with utilities to develop DER program parameters. As a DER management system (DERMS), our Koios Cloud Platform delivers grid services like peak demand reduction, load shifting, and asset performance optimization.