2020 - OSIsoft PI World San Francisco - Transmission and Distribution
Transmission & Distribution Q&A Session - Max DER asset optimization adopting cloud-based AI - KAISER
Kaiser Permanente has a large-scale Distributed Energy Resources deployment program to increase energy efficiency and help achieve the organization’s carbon neutrality goals. In addition, Kaiser Permanente is using DER to improve the ability of hospitals and medical office buildings to operate in the event of long-term power outages. This is particularly an issue with the heightened wildfire risk in California. This large adoption of DERs creates several types of new complexity such as increased number of technology vendors, behind-the-meter data silos, power purchase agreement compliance, DER asset optimization and integration with microgrid applications. This presentation will show how Kaiser Permanente is leveraging DERNetSoft energy marketplace to increase behind-the-meter DER data integration and asset optimization, enabling a set of innovative services such as load profile data sharing, power purchase agreement compliance, bill auditing, Net Energy Metering (NEM) monitoring, outage monitoring, predictive load consumption.
The speakers will provide insight on how the DERNetSoft solution was able to connect several Kaiser Permanente facilities and manage new stream of data to improve DER data visibility and asset optimization. DERNetSoft has developed an AI-based cloud platform which leverages OSIsoft Cloud Services, Edge Data Store and the FogLamp software stack to deliver an innovative set of advanced energy services.
Seth Baruch is National Director for Energy and Utilities at Kaiser Permanente and is responsible for managing sustainable energy programs across the organization, including solar projects at a hundred different hospitals, data centers and medical office buildings. Part of this program includes the development of microgrids and rapid installation of electric vehicle charging stations at selected sites in California. Seth is also helping lead the effort for Kaiser Permanente to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020.
Alberto Colombo is a clean tech energy industry innovator and thought leader with 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, startups, consulting, business development, sales. Alberto is the Founder and President of DERNetSoft Inc., innovative, US-based clean tech energy company focused on transforming the energy industry and providing Advanced Energy Communities as a Service. DERNetSoft is working to provide a low-carbon solution to shape more efficient and sustainable cities while improving the quality of life.