Tune up the Grid

Future Grid is a SaaS “toolkit” that solves the Power Quality challenges caused by renewable technology

How we tune up the Electricity Grid

Power Quality Management Tools

Balancing new loads for resilience

Future Grid’s SaaS “toolkit” creates visibility into the health of critical, “invisible” assets — wires, transformers and fuses so that Utilities can proactively plan and respond to threats impacting the power quality.

Distribution Planning Tools

Smarter investment decisions using real-time data

Future Grid understands the health of “invisible” assets so that Utilities can more quickly plan network investments with increased accuracy pinpointing where and when Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are needed most within the network.

Network Re-Configuration Tools

Visualise & Re-Structure

Up to 30% reduction of technical losses through a strategic restructuring of network configuration. Automate transformer load balancing, phase balancing and network load by identifying the best configurations through our Network Planner.

Diagram explaining Future Grid's data engineering software for energy utilities
Power Quality Management Tools

Balancing new loads for resilience

Future Grid’s SaaS “toolkit” creates visibility into the health of critical, “invisible” assets — wires, transformers and fuses so that Utilities can proactively plan and respond to threats impacting the power quality.

Distribution Planning Tools

Smarter investment decisions using real-time data

Future Grid understands the health of “invisible” assets so that Utilities can more quickly plan network investments with increased accuracy pinpointing where and when Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are needed most within the network.

Network Re-Configuration Tools

Visualise & Re-Structure

Up to 30% reduction of technical losses through a strategic restructuring of network configuration. Automate transformer load balancing, phase balancing and network load by identifying the best configurations through our Network Planner.

The Future Grid ToolKit

Future Grid SaaS solution is deployed behind the Utility’s firewall to “inoculate” the grid operations from reliability threats caused by renewable energy. Using smart meter data, Future Grid provides full visibility of the often “invisible” assets in the distribution network. By interpreting the data Utilities’ ability to respond to supply disturbances caused by renewable energy and maintain quality of supply can be significantly improved.

Distribution Planning

Turn existing smart meter data into a real-time forecast including every home in your network. As it is more accurate than ever before you can make the best investment decisions.

Power Quality Management

We turn existing smart meter data into Power Quality information providing a deeper and more granular visibility compared to existing systems. Outputs are then fed back into ADMS, SCADA and GIS for operational outcomes.

Safety and Fire Prevention
  • Fault Location Identification

  • Loss of Neutral

  • Network Loss of Neutral

  • Fuse Candling

  • Active Wire Down Detection

  • Blown HV Fuse

  • Phase outages

Location Awareness

Visualise location, time and context of network power quality performance directly using GIS.

Active Outage Detection

Increases reliability and reduces restoration time as crews know exactly where to go first.

Distribution Planning

Turn existing smart meter data into a real-time forecast including every home in your network. As it is more accurate than ever before you can make the best investment decisions.

Power Quality Management

We turn existing smart meter data into Power Quality information providing a deeper and more granular visibility compared to existing systems. Outputs are then fed back into ADMS, SCADA and GIS for operational outcomes.

Safety and Fire Prevention
  • Fault Location Identification

  • Loss of Neutral

  • Network Loss of Neutral

  • Fuse Candling

  • Active Wire Down Detection

  • Blown HV Fuse

  • Phase outages

Location Awareness

Visualise location, time and context of network power quality performance directly using GIS.

Active Outage Detection

Increases reliability and reduces restoration time as crews know exactly where to go first.

Diagram showing an example of Future Grid's data engineering software for energy utilities
The Situation

Today you have data in different systems and places. You need to bring data together into one place to create visibility of your network. With many different data languages combined with the scale of this data, the problem has become difficult to solve – the data barrier.

The Solution

The Future Grid SaaS solution will ingest, transform, and model all of your Utility data into an autonomous, live network model. Then operationalize algorithms for active network control, safety, and reliability.

The Result

A non-disruptive solution that provides visibility of power quality changes into your network that has locational awareness of assets, performance and safety to drive down cost and improve reliability.

Future Grid FAQs

If you’ve got this far, you’re interested in what we do. We often find people have the same questions about Future Grid, so here are our answers.

Why wouldn’t I just build it myself using the Cloud?

We support the cloud. However delivering a live grid network model with smart meter data is a complex problem. We solve this out of the box as a ready to go product. Data Engineering provides the context, you can then use that data through any tools in the cloud that are required.

Why can’t SAP and other systems I have do what Future Grid does?

SAP and single-use case software providers is far more expensive than Future Grid. These systems are built for a different use case and fail to deal with the data barrier caused by lots of smart meter and DER data.

I already have network and data visualisation systems

If you prefer to visualise in GIS, Tableau or PowerBI, Data Engineering will manage the processing and transformation of the large time-series based data-sets and ensure these dashboards are fast and responsive.

What about DERMS or ADMS, where does this fit in?

DERMS and ADMS are considered point solutions to support control of specific assets. Data Engineering is needed to manage the large volumes of data real-time and determine which control action is needed. As a result our algorithms will integrate to DERMS or ADMS not replace it.

I’ve already got my own data lake project or existing database

Data Lakes, much like a database or data warehouse, are still an important part of the Utility ecosystem. What Data Engineering provides is a simple and automated way turn operational data in a network model for operational context and decisions. We integrate with all major database vendors.

How to Get Started

It’s easy to start a pilot in just 6 weeks

Step 1

Contact Us

Step 2

Choose a Standard Pilot Program

Our standard Pilot Program operates for 6 months for a project fee of max. 100k USD and is usually linked to the following standard outcomes:

  • Active Distribution Planning Model
  • Phase Identification and Meter/Transformer Identification
  • Virtual Transformers and Transformer Load Planning
  • Loss of Neutral Detection

Step 3

Start the Standard Pilot Program

We will install the Future Grid software behind your firewall and integrate smart meter, GIS and SCADA data to provide a comprehensive visibility of your grid. You will be typically up and running within 6 weeks.

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