What was the business problem?
As we become more aware of the impact humanity’s energy use has on the environment, we strive for cleaner forms of energy production, like wind and solar generation. This energy transition presents two challenges. The first is that the modern smart energy grid generates large and continuous amounts of data, too much for a human operator to process and make meaningful decisions on in a timely manner. This includes data from renewable energy production, individual customer electrical demand, as well as energy market conditions. All of this data needs to be analyzed and acted upon quickly to maintain efficiency for the smart energy grid. The second is that renewable energy production is highly variable, further increasing the complexity of being able to meet the demands of the energy grid while managing the energy production load. Unless we resolve these challenges, the adoption of renewable energy sources will be limited.