Smart Grid Information – System Overload, Overcome with OSIsoft

The energy ecosystem is about to explode. Not literally, of course, but figuratively, especially as sensors and measuring devices are installed, wired (or made wireless), and start communicating with new systems at the utility that are geared toward making the grid smart.

The problem of information overload is a hot topic these days as utilities question how to sort through the new data and determine what’s important in real time. How does the utility discern which conditions that are occurring on the grid are worthy of more sophisticated analytical computations?

OSIsoft is taking a giant step forward in this regard, announcing that it is “incorporating advanced low latency Complex Event Processing (CEP) technology from Microsoft into its PI system.”

I laymen’s terms, this means that OSIsoft has used our technology to make better sense of all the data coming into the utility, whether its from the grid system, applications or external events. The data is shaped into patterns that can be recognized and acted upon.

You should read the ebiz story on how this sort of patterning might work to empower the Smart Grid, as described by Brenda Michelson

- Jon Arnold

Comments (2)
  1. Joao Batista Gomes says:

    IT Companies are surfing the new wave called Smart Grid, but they are forgetting the necessary hardware and interfaces.

    To show some thing the Utilities to consumers  must first do a survey of data from Substation through Feeders and final until the final consumer.

    The first thing to be done will demand the lifting of Substation after the end of the Feeders and Distribution Transformers, in some cases reaching the final Consumer.

    For this to happen we need a long path of development of hardware and derivatives, is not only the installation of so-called smart meters. I am saying this because since 1993 I developed systems for the area of Distribution of Electric Energy at several Utilities and in many Countries.


    Joao Batista gomes

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  2. Shasur says:

    Smart Grid is one of the new entries to ‘Smart’ solutions. The Smartness, however, is now confined to collection of analysis of data.

    Hope in recent years, the smartness extends to early warning systems of Power and Transmission Losses, Power dissipation in factories and buildings etc

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