Itron will deploy its Forecasting-as-a-Service outcome offering for the National Energy Control Center (Centro Nacional de Control de Energía or CENACE) in Mexico to help with accurate electricity demand forecasts.
CENACE operates the national electricity system in Mexico. Gathering information as far as 14 days ahead, Itron will deliver hourly demand forecasts to CENACE’s 10 regional control offices.
With 123 million people, Mexico struggles to meet the demand for electricity in hot seasons when people use air conditioners more frequently. Now, CENACE will utilize Itron’s Forecasting-as-a-Service offering for system and model maintenance and monitoring.
Itron will take responsibility for delivery of the forecasting Outcome, which is all available in a cloud-based solution running on Microsoft Azure. With sophisticated algorithms and analytics toolsets, CENACE will have access through an interactive online portal to new high-resolution data sets and strong domain expertise.
CENACE electric market operation deputy director said: “The experience, simplicity and precision of the Itron service gives us confidence.
“With accurate forecasts of the system’s hourly load, we will be equipped to optimally plan energy resources and ensure the reliable operation the National Power System of Mexico.”
Itron Latin America vice president Emerson Souza said: “As Itron’s first Forecasting-as-a-Service outcome deployment in Latin America, we are thrilled to provide accurate forecasts to assess the current and future impacts of customer growth and technology penetration.
“With the power and accuracy of our offering, energy retailers will be able to improve their energy models to address the increasingly distributed grid.”
Source: Company Press Release