Microsoft enters collaboration with Agder Energi, Powel AS
Thursday at Nordic Edge Expo, Agder Energi, Microsoft Corp., and Powel AS announced a pilot project that will help create a more efficient, flexible and intelligent grid of the future. The project will leverage intelligent technology to create a cutting-edge smart grid solution that will prepare the grid for greater renewable integration and help keep pace with growing energy consumption. The Microsoft Azure intelligent cloud, PowerBI and Azure IoT Hub were combined with expertise from Powel to provide Agder Energi with tools to improve dispatch of new energy resources, including device controls and predictive forecasting for situational awareness. The pilot will be operated at an Agder Energi substation that is currently operating at 120 percent of its capacity a number of times throughout the year.