Xcel Energy selects partner for grid load forecasting


US utility Xcel Energy has selected a partner for its load forecasting and grid modernisation programme.

The utility has partnered with a subsidiary of Willdan, Integral Analytics, to access network scenario analysis as part of its Advanced Grid Intelligence and Security strategy.

Integral Analytics is providing its LoadSEER software to help Xcel Energy teams to model and plan for changes in electric load. This will help the utility to increase its adoption and impact of distributed energy resources.

The software will cover dynamic grid data management and configurable reporting of real-time scenarios on the distribution network.