Harnessing Smart Grid Flexibility with Edge Computing

At Barbara, we help companies seeking to participate in a Smart Grid model to overcome their 4 main challenges.

Tackling Smart Grid Main Challenges

Digitalización
Digitise
legacy systems
by virtualising each of the Smart Grid components.
Ejecución de procesos
Run
automated processes
to achieve flexibility among participating actors.
Espacio de confianza
Create
a space of mutual trust
and sovereign peer to peer data exchange.

Despliegue de algoritmos
Deploy
AI algorithms
from different authors to gain with flexibility.

Making the Smart Grid accesible to all stakeholders

We have designed the technology that enables all stakeholders in the Smart Grid to obtain visibility of all components, harnessing the value of flexibility.

TSO’s

Gain grid visibility through the virtualisation of transmission substations to freely deploy AI.

DERs Operators

Be Smart Grid ready to liaise with TSOs and DSOs.

Energy Communities

Achieve grid interoperability with other stakeholders through smart grid readiness.

Retailers

Supervise behind-the-meter assets for demand-side flexibility.

Aggregators

Combine off-grid assets and transact with other smart-grid stakeholders.

DSOs

Cyber-securely deploy real-time, multi-facet OT algorithms in secondary substations.

IEDs manufacturers

Incorporate the Edge revolution inswitchgear for servitized business models.
SUCCESS CASES

How we do it

Digital Twin of a Distribution Transformer

For greater flexibility, effectiveness and efficiency in O&M

Challenge

Cuerva needed Edge Gateways to be fitted in the Distribution Transformer in order to create and manage a digital twin.

By separating hardware and software, it allows Cuerva to accelerate innovation and equipment upgrade cycles, as well as extend their use with new functionalities.

Solution

The full virtualisation of the distribution Transformer was accomplished by installing an edge node within the distribution transformer, for data monitoring and processing and Barbara Panel for the remote managementof all Edge Nodes.

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SUCCESS STORIES AND USE CASES

Dive into more cases

Edge Computing in Substations

Edge Computing in Substations

With Barbara's Edge Platform, CUERVA is able to capture and process real-time data from line cells and fault pass detectors as well as detect anomalous behavior and optimize its maintenance operations.

Energy monitoring system for self-sufficient residential installations

Energy monitoring system for self-sufficient residential installations

EDP Solar needed to have a monitoring system that would allow it to obtain real-time information on its customers' production and consumption, as well as alarms and information on the status of each installation, both to make it available to its customers and for internal use by the O&M team.

Smart Management of Distributed Generation Assets

Smart Management of Distributed Generation Assets

Learn how with Barbara Edge Platform, EDP was able to achieve real-time control of distributed resources such as photovoltaic inverters, batteries, EV chargers and heat pumps with Edge Gateways to make smart flexibility decisions between Smart Grid stakeholders.

Edge Computing Mesh Network for Distribution Substations

Edge Computing Mesh Network for Distribution Substations

Learn how Barbara enabled Smart Grid stakeholder to virtualize the components of a medium to low voltage transformer substation and achieve independence between hardware and software and enable peer-to-peer cooperation between substations.

Implementation of Virtual Power Plants for Efficient Demand Management

Implementation of Virtual Power Plants for Efficient Demand Management

Aggregate heterogeneous distributed resources and facilitate physical world connectivity. Barbara's software enables the creation of Virtual Power Plants through Edge Computing Nodes that monitor and control the power sources, and a centralized control platform that manages the entire system in an agile and simple way.

Enabling an early prediction model for Critical High Voltage Lines

Enabling an early prediction model for Critical High Voltage Lines

Power lines are one of the most complex and risky assets for system operators to maintain. Through plug and play Edge Gateways installed on each power line, TSOs can collect, store and process real-time data from wired or wireless sensors to deploy predictive maintenance models, saving significant O&M costs.

Federated Edge Platform for sovereign data exchange

Federated Edge Platform for sovereign data exchange

Barbara Industrial Edge platform will provide local sovereignty to the data source through the implementation of Edge IDS connectors and will include a cyber security layer for secure communications, identity management, trust management and access control, in line with the IDS vision.

edp

"We value the fact Barbara is technology agnostic and most of all their agility and flexibility to find solutions to every challenge that emerged along the way.”

cuerva

"Barbara solved one of our major problems which is the range of languages and protocols we run on our power grid. To do it internally was too costly and slowfor us. They managed to resolve the data intake quickly, making it available wherever we needed it."

solarig

"Heterogeneity is a critical issue for us. We manage a wide diversity of solar plants with equipment from different manufacturers and we needed the versatility that Barbara's technology could offer us."

Harness Distributed Grid Intelligence

If you would like more information on what use cases you can implement and how to do it, please contact one of our experts.
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