Case Study: Intelligent Renewables (Smart Solar)
Regional Utility Drives Renewables
Reliability and Customer Satisfaction
How can a vertically integrated power utility meet regional needs for reliable renewable energy?
With advanced weather forecasting that optimizes the hydropower operations.
The company meets regional needs with more productive renewable assets.
This regional energy development company is also a vertically integrated power utility, with thousands of employees and millions of customers. Its vision is drive sustainable growth by meeting the region’s need for reliable and renewable energy.
The utility’s energy predominantly comes from hydropower resources, which makes its energy supply environmentally friendly and sustainable.
The regional utility’s key role is to provide reliable, safe, and competitively priced power. As the utility depends primarily on hydropower, it is subjected to high fluctuations in energy production due to weather variations.
In addition, extreme meteorological events often cause power outages, accounting for >60% of total power outage. Such events negatively impact the community and economy, making the issue a priority. To overcome these challenges, this regional utility company sought innovative technologies and expertise to transform.