GiSmartware serves industry, local authorities, and individual clients by researching, designing and developing user-friendly, easy-to-use software solutions, optimising smart management of their various energy networks.

Issues facing energy networks today

Various forms of energy are vital in today’s world. Existing networks need to be upgraded to become Smart Grids if the relationship between supply and demand is to be managed more effectively. This means that they are increasingly subject to regulations and challenges.

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Sustainability

Current policy is tending to increase and improve energy performance, in particular by increasing the various sources of renewable energies, in order to reduce the CO2 content of each kwh of electricity.

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Performance

Optimising network investment and operating costs is at the heart of the issue, along with improvements to energy production performance, distribution quality, and storage.

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Communication

Smart Grids are the heart of the Smart City; in particular, they offer clients new services and real-time data in order to cut energy consumption (one of the goals set in France’s Energy Transition Act).

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Security

Energy networks are subject to highly stringent regulations in terms of security: the challenge is to deliver better quality of service using secure, well-maintained production and distribution networks.

Issues facing gas networks today

Issues

  • Being fully familiar with the location of their assets (tanks, networks, etc.) in order to comply with regulations relating to Declarations of Works/Intent to Commence Works
  • Conducting preventive and corrective maintenance on the various network infrastructures in order to remain standards-compliant.
  • Identifying the clients served by the network in order to alert ‘sensitive’ users to the risk of any interruption in supply.
  • Installing smart meters, pursuant to France’s Energy Transition Act.

Solutions

  • Mapping that allows for standards-compliant network integration in order to deal with Declarations of Works/Intent to Commence Works..
  • A dedicated maintenance process for each of the stakeholders working on the network, so that they can conduct both preventive and curative maintenance and ensure data survivability.
  • An interface with the various sensors located across the network (meter readings, tank fill measurement sensors, etc.) to facilitate network operation and plan tank filling rounds.
  • Operations reports allow the network status to be confirmed at any time, and review completed and pending actions.

Issues facing electricity networks today

Issues

  • Controlling the growing development of networks (new clients, subdivisions, etc.) and managing the balance of supply and demand more effectively.
  • Facilitating the integration of electricity from renewable energies, in order to achieve better management of supply from a range of different sources.
  • Improving the quality of electricity distribution by reducing both the number of power outages and intervention times.
  • Monitoring changes in levels of pollutants (polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs) in transformers to comply with environmental standards.
  • Installing smart meters, pursuant to France’s Energy Transition Act.

Solutions

  • Mapping that allows standards-compliant network integration to cater for Declarations of Works/Intent to Commence Works, and including studies and load simulations to extend and improve the network.
  • A multi-business resource allows renewable energies to be taken into account in electricity grids using a single software solution.
  • A management and preventive/curative maintenance process ensures network survivability and quality; a reporting tool allows operating reports to be generated automatically.
  • A log of the various interventions and pollutant measurements makes it possible, for instance, to replace transformers whose pollution thresholds are likely to be exceeded.
  • An interface with a remote coordination solution allows information to be fed back directly to the GIS to alert clients and provide information about consumption and any faults in devices connected to the grid, such as smart meters.

Issues facing renewable energy farms today

Issues

  • Knowing the farm’s energy output (wind, solar, hydro, etc.) in order to determine whether production is efficient.
  • Maintaining the farm in constant operation by replacing defective items.

Solutions

  • Viewing all power plants and farms on a single solution and managing production even when they differ in type (wind, solar, etc.).
  • Comparing business plan data with actual data from sensors reported in the GIS, to check whether power plant production is in line with what was planned and simulated.
  • Creating a dedicated, personalised reporting tool, in order to generate regular activity reports automatically.
  • Sharing the solution with the various service providers involved in the farm, so that each intervention can be identified and logged.
  • Automatically triggering maintenance procedures following atypical sensor readings.

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