China and OSIsoft collaborate on smart grid project


According to a release, the smart grid project will leverage OSIsoft’s PI System as a data infrastructure for real-time data monitoring, analytics and reporting. [China to invest US$31bn in provincial smart grid by 2020]

The China Smart Grid Substation Operations and Communication Project is designed to form the basis for China to develop relevant new standards for future Smart Grid operations and communication architectures and deployment. The project announcement was made at the US – China Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Summit taking place in Beijing.

Chaoyang Zhu, deputy director of Information and Communication Department, CEPRI, said: “Smart grid information and communication technologies will be essential to meet the world’s growing demand for energy.

“Working with OSIsoft is an important step toward our goal of demonstrating the best practices of creating an Internet of Energy.”

The PI System captures operational data from assets such as transmission lines, grid sensors, power plants and building management systems and transforms it into information streams that can be used by individuals or integrated into other software platforms.

This information can then be used to conduct preventative maintenance, optimize power consumption, reduce costs, or engage in Big Data and business analytics.

OSIsoft/China collaboration

[quote] Apart from its project with the China Electric Power Research Institute, OSIsoft has also been collaborating with China Southern Grid Electric Power Research Institute (CSG EPRI or SEPRI) on a smart grid initiative.

The project with CSG EPRI aims to demonstrate how advanced analytics and improved data management and visualization through the PI System can be integrated into existing systems – to improve the reliability and efficiency of the distribution and consumer side of electric power grid.

Ann Moore, director-regional development at OSIsoft, said: “We are very excited to be working with the China Electric Power Research Institute, which has been a pioneer in developing and implementing smart grid technologies.

“Information and communication data management lay at the heart of smart grids. We believe the achievements we can accomplish here will ultimately have a positive impact for electric power utility business and smart grid development around the world.”


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