Kongsberg digital and Greenbird team up to optimise utilities’ smart grid operations
Kongsberg Digital and Greenbird Integration Technologies explore opportunities in a partnership that will help utilities optimize and manage their smart grid operations
The partnership gives utilities a new level of real-time insight into the grid using Dynamic Digital Twin technology provided by Kongsberg Digital. Greenbird’s Utilihive Digital Integration Hub accelerates data integrations and data quality, giving Kongsberg Digital faster access to more and better data for their dynamic technology.
“For us data fusion is key to provide valuable analytics and optimization solutions to grid operators. The Utilihive platform is well suited to our idea of how ecosystems and partnerships will provide value faster and better than traditional supplier models,” says Lasse Jamt, VP Renewables & Utilities, Kongsberg Digital.
High quality data accelerates data services
The biggest barrier to providing data services for analytics platforms such as KONGSBERG’s is data access and data quality in utilities systems. Preparing and provisioning high quality data can be difficult and time-consuming, leading to delays in delivering projects. By teaming up with Greenbird, KONGSBERG offers a quicker, more streamlined grid analytics service to their utility company customers. Utilihive uses an open and collaborative business model, giving the potential for additional, future integrations. This opens a wealth of opportunities to deliver further digital services that drive value and savings in utility operations.
“We are proud to work with Greenbird on their digital frontrunner Utilihive. We are looking forward to an exciting collaboration in the coming years,” Jamt continues.
Kongsberg digital and Greenbird bring complimentary skills to the partnership
Kongsberg Digital brings next generation software and digital solutions to its customers. Its Dynamic Digital Twin provides an accurate simulation of process data combined with real-time and historical data, providing solutions that reduce complexity and optimize asset performance and grid utilization. Greenbird’s Utilihive Digital Integration Hub accelerates data integrations and data quality, enabling faster access to better data. Through Greenbird, Kongsberg Digital can leverage a deep competence in system integration, data provisioning and data driven services in the Cloud. Both companies believe in bringing better insights and innovation to utilities and this is what their partnership will ultimately deliver to customers.
“It is very exciting to start working with Kongsberg Digital who are doing amazing work in grid analytics and visualization. In 2019, the fastest way to provide innovation to utility companies is to work in partnership. It’s amazing to see how the idea of providing a platform, Greenbird’s Utilihive Digital Integration Hub, is driving the energy revolution,” says Thorsten Heller, CEO and Co-founder of Greenbird.
The Kongsberg ecosystem
At KONGSBERG we have chosen to provide an open ecosystem, named Kognifai, that make it easy to add and integrate applications from partners and customers alike. Kognifai provides the technology, tools and infrastructure for a digital ecosystem for data driven value creation, providing even more business value to all parties involved, driving innovation in the energy sector. The new partnership represents a natural growth of our ecosystem, providing faster integration with Greenbird’s Utilihive platform. Together we enable utilities to use technology that paves the way for digital grids, eMobility, microgrids, distributed energy sources and smart cities.