VIA is excited to share that we are collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and several of its member utilities on a project that seeks to uncover how AMI (smart meter) data can be better managed while made more accessible. The most notable participating utilities include Consolidated Edison (ConEd), American Electric Power (AEP), Électricité de France (EDF), and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).
Recent regulations in the European Union as well as several states including California, Illinois, and New York, have mandated more open access to AMI data to support an accelerated clean energy transition. These regulations have created a “tug-of-war” with existing data privacy and security regulations. VIA’s Trusted Analytics Chain™ (TAC™) platform solves this issue.
As part of the project, VIA will configure, deploy, and demonstrate how TAC™ can integrate with an EPRI member’s existing processes to manage data access requests. EPRI will provide its expertise to evaluate how well VIA’s technology meets data privacy test scenarios commonly used when third parties request access to power provider’s meter data. For these tests, a public dataset is being used.
“The power industry is being disrupted in a way not seen for 100 years. The integration of distributed generation, intermittent renewables, and dramatic changes in load from EVs is putting incredible stress on the grid. To see increased adoption of clean energy, we need more data from more power providers accessible to more analysts. TAC™’s ability to make energy data analyzable while complying with the strictest data privacy and security regulations will help pave the way for clean energy solutions across the globe,” said Colin Gounden, CEO of VIA.
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery, and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI’s members represent more than 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to 40 countries. EPRI’s principal offices and laboratories are in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.
VIA is powering the clean energy revolution. Working with the world’s leading utilities, clean energy companies, and government agencies, VIA’s software overcomes the most common barriers to AI: lack of data, data quality issues, and data privacy concerns. As a result, VIA’s software accelerates the AI required for the clean energy transition. VIA also provides the bridge that enables EVs, battery storage, demand response, and distributed energy resources to be on the grid. Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts, with a technology center in Montreal, Quebec, VIA has been featured in Wired and Inc. Magazine for its leadership in technology innovation. For more information, please visit www.solvewithvia.com.