The California ISO Recognized in Best Grid Integration of Renewables Category for Innovative Situational Intelligence Deployment
Fremont, CA, February 1, 2012 – Space-Time Insight, the leader in next-generation situational intelligence solutions, today announced that its customer, the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO), has been recognized with a Project of the Year Award in the category of Grid Integration of Renewables for its use of situational intelligence software to more effectively track, manage and balance the use of renewable energy sources against power demand throughout the state of California. Selected by the editors of POWERGRID International magazine, winners of the annual Projects of the Year Awards were honored during a keynote presentation at the DistribuTECH 2012 conference, held on January 24 in San Antonio.
The ISO manages electricity flow across 80 percent of California’s power grid, delivering 286 billion kilowatt-hours annually over 25,000 miles of power lines. Using Space-Time Insight’s software for situational intelligence, the ISO is able to correlate and analyze massive volumes of data from multiple sources—including weather feeds, sensors, metering equipment, and more—with intuitive visual displays that help users see and understand how best to deploy and balance renewable energy, balance power supply and demand across the grid, and quickly respond to potential crises.
“Situational intelligence gives us the ability to take stock of our renewables portfolio and make quick decisions about when and where to engage alternative sources of power—a pretty important capability, as California’s goal is to generate 33 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2020,” said ISO Vice President, Operations Eric Schmitt. “Before the advent of this geospatial visualization application, our operators often had to skip back and forth between multiple information systems or manually weed through spreadsheets and other static data feeds to understand all the variables impacting the power grid. Now they can see what’s happening, in real-time, at-a-glance. It’s a huge leap ahead and we are honored to be recognized for this technology deployment.”
“Power providers like the California ISO increasingly have a massive amount of incoming information that they need to make sense of and act on in real time, especially as they incorporate variable sources of renewable energy into the mix,” said Rob Schilling, CEO at Space-Time Insight. “Because Space-Time Insight is able to bring many types of information together for rapid, intuitive and visual analysis, it’s a great fit for organizations that need to see and respond quickly to changing situations. We are thrilled to be able to play a role in the California ISO’s ambitious renewables agenda.”
Detailed coverage of the Project of the Year Award winners, including the California ISO, will be featured in the April 2012 issue of POWERGRID International.
About Space-Time Insight
Space-Time Insight transforms the vast quantities of disparate information spreading across organizations into intuitive visual displays that businesses can use to make informed real‐time decisions. From traditional transmission, communications and transportation networks to Smart Grids and Cities, our next‐generation situational intelligence solutions are making critical infrastructure smarter, safer, and more reliable. With Space‐Time Insight, enterprises can visualize and analyze their resources across location and time, rapidly respond to disruptions in service, and lower risk while increasing customer satisfaction and profitability. Major organizations around the world rely on our high‐performance software to gain actionable insights into their businesses and make real‐time operational decisions. Space-Time Insight’s partners include Accenture, Esri, IBM, Oracle, OSIsoft, and SAP.
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