OzGreen Energy: Wireless and Cloud Enabled Real-time Utility Solutions
Recently, a water utility provider in Australia urgently needed to automate water quality measuring throughout thousands of kilometers of water pipeline infrastructure across the city’s suburbs. They needed to be certain that the water flowing in the pipeline was safe to drink. The water utility company was in dire need of a system that could operate remotely without any mains power supply and which could measure the chemical components of the water in real time, rather than days later in a lab. This led them to OzGreen Energy.
OzGreen’s TracWater robotics were able to measure water quality in the pipeline in real time at less than one percent of the cost of conventional people-based water sampling — using systems that function without any external power supply. This successful implementation of physical and chemical drinking water quality measurement enabled the water utility to ensure it was meeting water quality standards to the tap across thousands of kilometers of water delivery pipeline. All this was made possible because of TracWater—the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) enhanced robot to analyze the water quality in water network pipes. OzGreen Energy’s TracWater robotics offers wireless, real time, and remotely powered measuring technology to water utility providers— saving time and money.
However, the actual benefits of accurate, real time wireless power and water measuring are not always about ensuring drinking water quality and reducing NRW (non-revenue water); it is about revolutionizing the power and water industry.
Leveraging cloud-served and real-time wireless data, the firm offers high speed and far distance reach capability. This enables utility companies to get fast and accurate supply quality information; thus providing them the ability to get previously unavailable instant critical operational data from distant and hidden parts of any power or water network. According to McKelvey, the firm has the competence to collect, analyze, and report data streams from any location in the world. For instance, the expertise in power engineering has enabled OzGreen Energy to connect commercial buildings in the USA, as well as factories across Australia to it’s real-time energy management center, to measure highly detailed power engineering parameters on power circuits. The firm utilized the MeterTrac system to measure the power of each circuit—enabling power engineers to view real time summary information and then to drill down. “Powered by predictive data engines, the information of the past can be analyzed with algorithms to be predictive for the future. This improves power demand and consumption modelling for detailed power engineering,” adds McKelvey.
According to Philip Hubble, Chairman of OzGreen Energy and previously head of Dell’s European Operations, the firm sees themselves as a valuable player in leveraging the cloud for the utility industry across the three sectors—water, power, and gas. “Our vision for the future is to be firmly embedded as a partner to utilities, offering engineering solutions leveraging the cloud,” says Hubble. Apart from this, OzGreen Energy is developing partnerships to bring its power and water solutions into commercial, industrial, and residential sites world-wide.