Distributed Intelligence

by Itron

Manage rapidly changing conditions in real-time

Distributed energy resources (DERs) are increasingly placed at the grid’s edge—and it’s more important than ever to understand their impact on the grid. Today, we have visibility into medium-voltage distribution and limited insight at low voltage, secondary level. With distributed intelligence (DI) from Itron, achieve a new level of distribution system visibility by combining granular data from the grid’s edge with a secure, open-enterprise application platform. With edge computing capability, DI makes distribution-level decisions real time, efficiently and effectively, where those decisions—and actions—need to take place. This unique capability provides unprecedented insights into power quality, voltage monitoring, high impedance detection, transformer load management, meter bypass detection, EV and solar (PV) awareness, and much more. Unlike expensive control systems and monitoring equipment, Itron’s DI platform simply uses smart endpoints (meter devices and other sensors) with peer-to-peer connectivity, leveraging a secure and resilient industrial IoT (IIoT) network, with applications that can be downloaded to devices in the field to solve existing and new challenges.

Adding more intelligence means augmenting centralized processes with ones that are distributed throughout the grid, closer to where and when action and control take place. Distributed intelligence (DI) provides those needed insights so you can empower decision making at the right place and at the right time across your system. We're delivering “edgility” designed to evolve with your needs, and more importantly, your customers’ needs.

This is the future of utility operations, resource optimization and consumer engagement—and it’s here now with customers realizing its true value in the field, today.

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