Solutions by Industry

What industry doesn’t use data?

We started our company building solutions to collect and analyze power data and over the years we have seen data play a larger role in every industry. We have refined solutions to fulfill the data needs of customers in each market segment and impacting each department, eliminating corporate silos.

Innovations to Help Across Industries

 

We have come a long way from the days of Alessandro Volta, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, and Benjamin Franklin.

New demands bring significant opportunities for the power and utilities industry to grow into its role as a leader of the clean energy transition and connectivity transformation. From building grid-scale wind and solar plants to providing distributed solar, storage, and EV-charging infrastructure, companies can help enable and catalyze the transition.

Power faces significant challenges as we move into the next decade:

Managing growing cyber risk, justifying new investments to regulators, preparing for or responding to natural disasters, and improving the customer experience, just to name a few. Among the goals of power companies in the 2020s are providing customers with customizable plans and more control of their energy usage, developing new business models, and increasing the value of the electric supply chain.

Here are a few ways we can help you:

  • Provide simulations to help with prioritization, planning, and maintenance
  • Save millions on AC costs and maximize efficiency in mission critical sites

  • Quantitative evaluation for criticality

  • Examining situational awareness and how to reduce human error

  • Limiting unnecessary labor costs and downtime

  • Managing disparate systems & equipment

  • Planning for stranded capacity and maintenance

  • Managing and optimizing energy generation and loads

  • Real-time arc flash

  • Power modeling

  • AC/DC grid integration

  • Use-case scenario analysis

Some Industries We Serve

Nanogrids & Microgrids

We are the only patented real-time microgrid monitoring and control solution in the world. All industries are working towards or planning for a more distributed energy platform.

Since 2008, Power Analytics has led or worked with thought and system leaders in the evolution of microgrids. In 2020, those efforts have taken on a sense of urgency as resiliency, energy cost, and innovation are rapidly changing. Microgrids and distributed energy resources have moved from concept and testing to part of our energy future.

Our nanogrid strategy is a specific approach that provides the lowest cost, vendor-agnostic architecture using off-the-shelf hardware. The primary goal of each nanogrid mission is resilience. The power engineering is based on existing technology generally associated with an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Using concepts well understood in UPS technology, this “virtual UPS” has all the functional components of a UPS loosely coupled and does not require data communications. A “cluster” of nanogrid form Tier 1 microgrids, incorporating higher order functions and situational awareness. Each nanogrid can meet the prime function of resilience without data communications, reducing the complexity and cost. Each nanogrid can be modeled and simulated as a Power Digital Twin (PDT) and in real-time utilizing Asset Optimization of the PDT.

With the development of the nanogrid cluster, Power Analytics’ engineers will guide clients to connect these systems to build your virtual base-case microgrid model. We will run a variety of simulation scenarios to select best-in-class options, identify and eliminate redundancies, and test system reliability and resiliency. We will also gain an understanding of the system’s dispatch capability, power flow, power quality, voltage stability, arc flash, and circuitry safety under various ordinary and extreme scenarios. By putting this virtual microgrid model through its paces, you gain insights that could save millions in avoided development and construction mistakes. We will guide clients to include and optimize world-class control solutions, 5G communications, and cyber security protocols and to design a world-class microgrid capable of connecting to other systems for a cluster of microgrids–a true distributed energy system.

Telecommunications

Telecommunications is a complex industry that needs complex data solutions.

Some of the telecommunication industry’s most significant challenges in the new decade are managing growing cyber risk, justifying new investments to regulators, and preparing for or responding to natural disasters. Unplanned network downtime costs carriers $15 billion per year, and data integrity issues such as legacy databases and mismatched data formats, must be solved to minimize mean time to repair and outage costs.

On top of this, telecommunication providers must continue to meet increasing consumer demands as Internet service providers and long term evolution (LTE) networks become increasingly important in individuals’ lives.

Here are a few ways we can help you:

  • Make real-time decisions with access to all data in one location

  • Nanogrid design for resiliency

Enterprise Data

Today’s data-packed world requires a lot of organization. Our Asset Optimization software allows you to connect data from various sources for modeling and simulation, providing full visibility of factors affecting and influencing your enterprise.

We can help you organize your data to better understand:

  • Exposure of critical components impacting large motors and resiliency

  • Operational efficiency with view of ALL assets in real-time

  • Production efficiency to impact top and bottom line

  • Supplier exposure and cost

  • Consumer behavior