NEC Corporation and NEC Asia Pacific have partnered Singapore Power and Space-Time Insight to develop Energy Network Health Analytics.
The joint project is one the key themes under the Singapore Power Centre of Excellence (SP CoE) flagship programme - called the Singapore Power Energy Advanced Research and Development (SPEAR) - to develop, pilot, and integrate smart grid technologies into the country's energy infrastructure network.
Under this partnership, the companies will work together to develop an "asset intelligence" that will enable risk-based investment and maintenance planning of grid infrastructure based on big data analysis.
In addition, the companies will develop an "outage intelligence" that will provide real-time blackout monitoring as well as improved accuracy on estimating the needed time to restore the service.
"SP CoE is committed to driving research and innovation that translates into a future-ready national grid. Analytics play an increasingly critical role in maintaining and enhancing Singapore Power's world-class transmission and distribution services," said Brandon Chia Seng Boon, Head for Centre of Excellence at Singapore Power, in a press release.
"NEC and Space-Time Insight provide the capability to analyse and predict when we need to reinforce and maintain our assets before it fails. This strengthens the reliability and resilience of our network, minimising disruption and inconvenience to our customers," he added.
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