In a world driven by the increasing connection of objects, data analytics and the automation of processes, the energy sector is at the epicentre of the IoT revolution. This rapidly-developing ecosystem is creating new services and business cases in the Internet of Energy (IoE).
The integration to the grid of renewable and distributed energy resources is creating new challenges for the network operators. Today the inherent variability of renewable energy sources is being balanced by demand side management and the intelligent operation of distributed generation.
This requires access to end-consumer energy data in real-time. Monitoring and controlling of millions of devices and installations provides real-time energy management and demand response services.
Energy services like these, supported by ThingPark Energy, are driving the ongoing energy transition.
Actility has developed ThingPark Energy based on in-depth expertise in the Internet of Things, IoT, Data Management and Energy Markets. ThingPark Energy is a platform that integrates every phase of Demand Response and Load Shifting Programs providing utilities with real-time energy data to monitor the performance of their portfolio.
ThingPark Energy is made up of a fully integrated suite of applications:
Actility has developed a large set of features to offer end-to-end solutions for Energy & Utilities.
ThingPark Energy interfaces seamlessly with your flexible processes and exchanges data in real-time in a secured way. ThingPark Energy is designed to easily integrate data and communicate in different protocols (Ethernet, LoRa, SMS and other SCADA/AMI systems used by our customers).
Increase energy process cost effectiveness
Taking into account each unit’s individual technical constraints on site and reviewing data from several energy market platforms, ThingPark Energy calculates and schedules an optimal consumption profile, which minimizes the site’s total electricity bill, reducing operational costs. It creates additional value using the site’s flexibility in Automated Demand Response actions, seizing pricing opportunities to deviate from the profile and to trade flexibility on markets.
Enable automatic real-time control / balancing
Using low-level latency connections for continuous operation and highly responsive software, Actility is able to control load and generation in real-time to deliver advanced DR services with processes’ flexibility or optimize the cost effectiveness of industrial sites. Real-time control can be done either locally by embedded intelligent algorithms in autonomous Actility Boxes, or remotely, managed by the ThingPark Energy software platform.
Capture value from Distributed Energy Resources flexibility and storage
Benefiting from its M2M expertise, Actility is able to collect data from thousands of assets and aggregate their available flexibility thanks to its powerful Aggregation Server (DAAS). Monitored and managed in real-time, this unexploited potential can be offered to the grid operator through DR services. Based on the law of large number, the algorithm is successively activating and deactivating groups of units in real-time and is able to follow any type of load profile.