March 26, 2013
ATLANTA, Ga., March 26 — Verdeeco, an innovative smart grid analytics firm for the utility industry, has completed a pilot with Wake Electric Membership Cooperative to test Verdeeco's transformer analysis application and will now be put into production across its seven-county service area near Raleigh, N.C.
The Verdeeco app provides vital, near-real-time analysis, reports and alerts on the performance and utilization of transformers serving Wake Electric's more than 36,500 members. It aggregates and cross-analyzes data from the distribution system to deliver actionable results. For example, when an internal utility report flagged 20 distribution transformers for immediate replacement, the Verdeeco app was able to accurately report more than 75 percent of them being appropriately utilized and not needing replacement, saving Wake Electric time, money and customer frustration.
Verdeeco's user-friendly apps have been called the "iTunes of smart grid." Don Bowman, Wake Electric's engineering manager, also likened the seamless implementation to downloading a new smartphone app. "The groundbreaking thing about Verdeeco is its ability – through cloud-based, focused applications – to effectively circumvent costly and time-consuming systems integration work," said Bowman. "Verdeeco's cloud-based Grid as a Service platform allows us to hand-select any combination of apps we want and then pull all the data into one easily-understood dashboard."
The Transformer Loading application complements Wake Electric's existing use of Verdeeco's Meter Analysis and Blink Analysis applications. Combined, the granular data reported from each of these applications provides Wake Electric with actionable intelligence, leading to:
"Wake Electric's use of grid data represents an innovative mashup of data from multiple systems," said Verdeeco CEO Brian Crow. "We are excited to help Wake Electric to drive value from its grid investments. Cross-analyzing disparate data streams leads to a higher level of understanding. This enables improvements in engineering, more efficient use of resources, higher utilization of assets and ultimately a higher ROI on smart grid investment."
About Wake Electric Membership Cooperative
Wake Electric is a not-for-profit electric utility with headquarters in Wake Forest, Wake County. Engineering and Operations are located at 228 Park Avenue, Youngsville. Wake provides electric service to more than 36,500 customers in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance, and Wake counties.
Verdeeco's apps approach transforms the way utilities leverage big data to fulfill their core mission. With Grid as a Service, a first of its kind cloud-based platform for data aggregation and advanced analytics applications, Verdeeco enables electric, gas and water utilities to achieve any scale smart grid deployment while reducing operational costs, increasing service reliability, boosting customer satisfaction, and driving efficiency.
10/30/2013 | Cray, DDN, Mellanox, NetApp, ScaleMP, Supermicro, Xyratex | Creating data is easy… the challenge is getting it to the right place to make use of it. This paper discusses fresh solutions that can directly increase I/O efficiency, and the applications of these solutions to current, and new technology infrastructures.
10/01/2013 | IBM | A new trend is developing in the HPC space that is also affecting enterprise computing productivity with the arrival of “ultra-dense” hyper-scale servers.
Ken Claffey, SVP and General Manager at Xyratex, presents ClusterStor at the Vendor Showdown at ISC13 in Leipzig, Germany.
Join HPCwire Editor Nicole Hemsoth and Dr. David Bader from Georgia Tech as they take center stage on opening night at Atlanta's first Big Data Kick Off Week, filmed in front of a live audience. Nicole and David look at the evolution of HPC, today's big data challenges, discuss real world solutions, and reveal their predictions. Exactly what does the future holds for HPC?