Empowering Grid Resilience with AI

Empowering Grid Resilience with AI

May 21, 2024
Time to read: 8 minutes
Surender Redhu

Emergence of AI in the Energy Sector

The energy sector is at the precipice of transformation, spurred by the emergence of smart grids. These innovative grids are not just modernizing energy distribution; they are revolutionising the way we manage and utilise energy resources. At the forefront of this revolution is Kongsberg Digital's Kognitwin Grid, an advanced software solution poised to redefine grid operations through the power of artificial intelligence (AI).

Potential Use Cases for AI in Grid Companies

The potential of AI in grid companies is boundless, offering a spectrum of opportunities to enhance efficiency, reliability, and sustainability. A key application is load forecasting, where AI algorithms analyse vast amounts of data to predict consumption trends with unprecedented accuracy. Achieving this level of forecasting accuracy is not without its challenges and requires meticulous design, serving as a crucial motivation for continued innovation and refinement in AI applications within the energy sector. Beyond forecasting, AI enables grid operators to optimise grid utilisation by proactively managing energy dispatch and providing valuable input to load flow analysis. Additionally, AI-driven solutions facilitate grid optimisation, ensuring resources are allocated efficiently and effectively. With AI as a guiding force, grid companies can navigate the complexities of future grid operations with confidence and strategic foresight.  

Capabilities of Kognitwin Grid

Kognitwin Grid is equipped with an array of advanced features designed to address the complexities of modern grid management. Among these features, load forecasting takes centre stage, enabling grid operators to anticipate consumption trends with unparalleled accuracy. Leveraging sophisticated machine learning algorithms trained on real-time data streams from smart grid customers, Kognitwin Grid ensures data security and integrity by implementing robust encryption protocols and continuous data validation processes. This secure handling of real-time data is crucial, as it not only protects information but also ensures that the data fed into AI algorithms is of high quality, which is vital for accurate predictions.

A full load flow analysis of the power grid is calculated based on input from the AI model. The user can navigate through a heatmap, where bottlenecks are highlighted. Users can create scenarios to mitigate identified challenges.

Unlike traditional methods, Kognitwin Grid adopts a holistic approach to load forecasting, incorporating diverse parameters such as weather forecasts, demographic trends, and infrastructure conditions. These comprehensive datasets enable grid operators to make informed decisions in a rapidly evolving energy landscape. The accuracy of AI algorithms in Kognitwin Grid can reach up to 95% when the data quality is high. However, accuracy can drop with lesser data integrity, highlighting the critical role of high-quality data in achieving reliable AI-driven forecasts. This dependency highlights the importance of advanced analytics capabilities of Kognitwin Grid.

The significance of load forecasting extends beyond prediction; it serves as the foundation for numerous grid optimisation strategies. Armed with precise consumption forecasts, grid operators can proactively manage grid stability, optimise grid topology, and anticipate potential disruptions. Moreover, Kognitwin Grid's capabilities enable detailed load flow analysis, bottleneck detection, voltage deviation analysis and demand-side management simulations, thereby enhancing grid utilisation and efficiency.

Future Roadmap

As Kongsberg Digital continues to innovate and refine its AI-driven solutions, the company remains committed to shaping a future where energy is accessible, reliable, and sustainable for all. The roadmap for Kognitwin Grid includes the integration of additional AI-based capabilities to further enhance grid utilisation and efficiency, ensuring that grid operators have the tools they need to navigate the complexities of modern grid management with confidence and foresight.

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About the author

Empowering Grid Resilience with AI

Surender Redhu

Data Scientist, Renewables & Utilities
Kongsberg Digital

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