PROVIDENCE – Utilidata Inc. has formed a partnership with Siemens AG that will enable the companies to more widely distribute energy efficient voltage optimization software.
Siemens will now offer its customers Utilidata’s voltage optimization software through its energy automation solution portfolio.
According to information from Utilidata, effective voltage control allows electric utilities to deliver power within appropriate voltage limits so equipment along the grid can operate correctly and power losses along the grid are avoided. Through this partnership, U.S. and global utilities will have greater access to software proven to save energy, reduce peak demand and improve the efficiency of the electric grid.
“This partnership enhances the Siemens grid automation suite and will unlock new opportunities for our clients to utilize real-time grid information to realize efficiency and reliability benefits previously unavailable to them,” Pat Wilkinson, head of Siemens Energy Automation, said in a statement. “Utilidata, like Siemens, is dedicated to the application of industry leading technology to solve the complex and dynamic issues faced by our customers. We are excited to add their unique and market-changing software to our expanding portfolio.”
Utilidata’s patented digital platform captures real-time data from the electric grid, giving utilities information needed to save energy, mitigate issues caused by distributed energy resources and better detect grid anomalies.
“With global market expertise, Siemens is known for pushing forward new approaches and innovative technologies to meet the energy challenges of today and tomorrow,” Scott DePasquale, chairman and CEO of Utilidata, said in a statement. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to work together to bring voltage optimization software to Siemens customers and utilities worldwide.”
Siemens, a global technology company, is based in Germany.