Bulk Power Grids

CRex enabled managers of North America’s bulk transmission system to assess real-time electric power transmission situations on a GIS map, improving operational decisions and post-event analysis.

Transmission control centers are overwhelmed with unlinked data from multiple sources, including smart sensors. This makes it difficult to quickly assess and respond to critical situations. Information is located in siloed databases with disparate formats, duplications, errors, and unexpected delays. Data from third-party systems that provide supervisory control, advanced distribution management, and asset maintenance must be acquired and integrated to enable comprehensive situational awareness.

CRex helps solve these challenges by enabling energy companies to:

  • Acquire and normalize data from disparate energy management systems
  • Use XAI to fuse data from thousands of substations every few seconds
  • Assess dozens of critical situations, including voltage sags, to improve real-time operations
  • Enable post-event analysis to better plan for future occurrences

Water Supply Grids

To assist a large water utility, CRex used its cognitive reasoning to model, simulate, forecast and generate a grid pumping schedule across 300 wells and 22 purification facilities, taking into account many situational factors, constraints and regulations. Above, the CRex dashboard displaying well pumping requirements during forecasted high-demand situation.

Meeting the needs of water utility customers is increasingly difficult with stressed water grids, decreasing supplies and exponentially growing demand. Optimizing water resources is complicated by many factors, including grid network system dynamics and massive amounts of sensor data, complicated by missing, delayed and corrupted measurements. Further, increased regulatory oversight imposes rigorous compliance standards and pumping constraints.

CRex helps solve these challenges by enabling water utilities to:

  • Use cognitive reasoning to model, simulate, forecast, and generate optimal pumping schedules
  • Optimize resource use across the entire infrastructure of wells, purification and distribution facilities
  • Maximize performance with awareness of many situational factors and constraints
  • Help ensure regulatory compliance with awareness of all relevant regulations