Smart Energy solutions allow utilities to monitor, in real time, the current operational state of the generation, transmission, and distribution network, and they provide the ability to automatically respond to changing conditions in those systems, as quickly as possible. The goal is greater visibility, control and efficiency of the generation of power.
Utilities collect data at frequent intervals, analyze it, and make decisions in real-time to reduce consumption and improve grid management.
Utilities need to acquire quality data from smart meters. This means systems need to process raw meter data and analyze it, provide gap analysis, detect spikes, and fill in estimated data where required. Batch systems are too slow as the data is analyzed at the time of ingestion. What’s required is a transactional database architected to handle fast data’s speed and volume while delivering real-time analytics.
VoltDB’s high-velocity data ingestion engine enables utilities to generate insights from streams of incoming data on a per-event basis. Leveraging smart energy data, VoltDB can alert utilities if their usage is trending toward exceeding their forecasted energy budget.
Additionally, reporting meters can be automatically compared to identify meters that did not provide a current status. If a meter misses a defined number of consecutive reporting intervals, a technician can be automatically assigned to fix or replace it.
VoltDB enables utilities to help consumers and commercial customers reduce energy costs while more efficiently using energy resources. Energy consumption data can be captured in real-time and analyzed rapidly to enable real-time decisions.
Smart Meters allow utilities to capture energy consumption in real-time, but traditional database systems are too slow to ingest metering data, analyze it rapidly, and enable real-time decisions. VoltDB is a transactional database architected to handle fast data speeds and volume while delivering real-time analytics.