Sensero is developing software solutions that leverage industrial data into actionable information, allowing electrical utilities for the first time to accurately pinpoint and track where in the grid energy is being lost. Every year, 7 700 GWh of energy is lost in the transmission of electrical energy in Norway alone, at a cost of 2 B NOK. Energy losses also have a tremendous environmental impact, as the energy that is lost has the potential to power 48 000 Norwegian households. The landscape of energy production and distribution is rapidly changing - the rise of unregulated renewable energy, decentralized production, aging infrastructure and rapid digitization represents a paradigm shift. Utilities and energy companies need to embrace the opportunities presented by the vast amounts of data they produce. Sensero is creating data analytics solutions that turn this data into actionable information that engineers can use to make better decisions in the operation of the grid. The main objective of the project is to research and develop a scalable solution for calculating energy losses in close collaboration with industry partners. Developing solutions based on actual grid measurements and data represents a significant challenge. Outside of a laboratory setting, data can be incomplete and messy - and advanced statistical models or machine learning algorithms are often needed to see the whole picture. Findings from the project will highlight the technological and economic potential that lies in the vast amounts of data currently being produced by electrical utilities. Sensero was founded by students at the NTNU School of Entrepreneurship. NTNU has Norways best research environments in computer science and electrical power engineering, as well as hosting the Norwegian Smart Grid Centre. Financing from FORNY will allow the team to execute a full-scale pilot with an industrial partner and develop a stable, scalable version of the software.
Project leader: Magnus Helgeby
Institution: SENSERO AS