PLATFORM

The GridUnity Platform 

Access high-performance energy analytics from any device

GridUnity applications deliver significant value to utilities because they are built on top of our powerful platform. Flexible and configurable, intelligent and secure, the GridUnity platform leverages cutting-edge technologies to continuously get smarter. Find out more about the key foundations of our platform:

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Security

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Scalability

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Orchestration

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Logic

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Analytics

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Learning

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Security

Data security for utilities is of national importance. GridUnity leverages the latest in security standards and combines data access security controls configurable by user type with the security of world-class industrial cloud services for document and data encryption, security and backup. In addition, 24/7 monitoring and reporting is provided by a leading cyber security partner who has obtained the highest ‘enterprise ready’ rating developed in conjunction with the Cloud Security Alliance.

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Scalability

Utilities are no strangers to scale, huge data volumes and mission-critical systems. With thousands of users – customers, utilities, engineers and installers – all interacting with massive data sets, platform scalability can be a major challenge. With GridUnity, elastic cloud computing enables both horizontal and vertical scaling – meaning analysis that used to take weeks or days can be completed in minutes or seconds while keeping processing costs under control and ensuring process consistency.

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Orchestration

Utilities have a complex web of Operational Technology and Information Technology systems ranging from real-time control systems to historical reporting and back office systems. To obtain holistic situational awareness of their grid and operations, utilities must find ways to easily orchestrate and analyze large volumes of data across many systems including an increasing number of remote connected assets and other important situational and scenario planning data sources. GridUnity is architected with a platform-as-a-service design to minimize the complexity of connecting these systems. Our micro web services and multiple industry-standard data interchange formats let you easily and quickly connect customers, enterprise systems, distributed assets and more.

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Logic

Utility processes must account for significant technical, compliance and region-specific complexity. Core to the GridUnity platform is our business process engine – Logic. GridUnity Logic is a highly configurable business process management tool for creating simple or complex workflows. It acts as a business process hub for utility connections, operations and market interactions, allowing you to transform data, perform detailed analytics and pass resulting actions back to operational systems.

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Analytics

Many utilities struggle to get situational visibility across their operations. Big data is not a new concept to utilities, but like every industry, the volume of data generated continues to increase exponentially.  GridUnity uses predictive analytics, machine learning and graphical reporting to turn data into insight. It offers analytics for many common interconnection and incentive program calculations. Or, you can configure your own algorithms. Once algorithms have been processed, results are presented using configurable dashboards – enabling you to graphically visualize data on a real time, ad-hoc and scheduled basis.

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Learning

With data spanning grid assets, customers and their energy usage, socio-economic and environmental trends and significant operational data, the opportunity for utilities to uncover new insights in these massive, multi-system datasets is significant. Machine learning capabilities can benefit utilities in many ways including data validation, evaluating customer energy usage patterns, optimizing incentive program targeting, grid capacity and investment planning, and identifying energy efficiency opportunities. GridUnity is architected to facilitate significant developments in machine learning as we continue to to partner with utilities to solve complex problems.