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AI-Optimized Grid Balancing Pilot Launched in Finland

Darrell Proctor of Power reports on a technology that is balancing the grid in Finland.

The C3 Take
  • As countries around the world begin to bring more intermittent renewables online, improving grid reliability is paramount.
  • A pilot project at Karhula Industrial Park in Finland is harnessing the power of AI to maintain grid reliability by adjusting and controlling energy consumption to more efficiently meet consumer needs.
  • While this technology offers climate benefits, many of the businesses at the industrial park are embracing it because it saves them money.

“Exaum’s innovation balances the production and consumption of electricity along the power grid, an issue for generators and customers as more intermittent renewable energy is deployed. The technology allows the transmission system operator to adjust and control electricity consumption in the grid, while ensuring that sudden changes in production do not cause blackouts or grid imbalance. It can direct and channel excess power production to areas where it’s needed, such as industrial heating—an area of need in Finland.”

Read the full article here.

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