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NI and Innovari Help Grid Operators Improve Utilization, Lower Costs
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a technology collaboration with Innovari to help utility companies around the world improve system utilization, manage distributed energy resources and foster relationships between customers, local communities and regulators.
Innovari’s Interactive Energy Platform (IEP) uses artificial intelligence, “big data” analytics, proprietary optimization routines and grid-edge hardware built on NI technology to deliver capacity and address grid demand. Utility companies and commercial utility customers (retail chains, grocery stores, universities and more) have benefited from deployed systems, including:
Innovari’s grid-edge hardware, called Energy Agents, attaches to participant buildings to deliver important two-way communication of energy information back to the utility and balance edge-of-grid resources for an optimized grid. The agents are designed with CompactRIO Single-Board Controllers and LabVIEW software for distributed sensing and control.