Tata Power, India’s largest integrated electricity provider, has inked a three-year commercial agreement to implement artificial intelligence in day-to-day power distribution in Mumbai with BluWave-ai, the world’s first renewable energy AI company.
This agreement follows a successful trial project in which Tata Power tested the BluWave-ai cloud platform’s performance in generating intra-day and day-ahead dispatches for use in its power scheduling operations.
India recently enacted legislation requiring accurate energy scheduling and establishing a real-time market to improve renewable energy integration into the national grid. As a result, electricity distribution companies are now subject to hefty penalties if they deviate from their scheduled energy usage, which is increased by power scheduling inaccuracy. Tata Power has opted to use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve power scheduling and respond to changing regulatory requirements.
The company has implemented several AI technologies, including the Central Control Room for Renewable Assets (CCRA), which employs machine learning to estimate loss, forecast, and issue alerts and notifications. Tata Power’s Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL) and Maithon Power Plant (MPL) plants use the pit to plant coal supply management and management strategic review (MSR) solutions to optimize coal supply and order inventory management. In addition, the company’s Mumbai distribution team has deployed a sentiment analysis tool for email classification and routing, which will aid in proactive consumer requirements assessment.
“We are working with BluWave-ai to operationalize Artificial Intelligence in our day-to-day power distribution in Mumbai. Working with AI enabled system improvements via cloud computing in real-time operations enhances our baseline systems resulting in higher operational efficiency and accuracy,” said Sanjay Banga, president, T&D, Tata Power.
Apart from BluWave’s forecast, the PSCC team has developed and implemented change overload prediction and RTM optimization, which use neural networks and linear programming, respectively, to ensure optimal power purchase and keep power purchase costs low.
“Our team at BluWave-ai has sought out innovative early adopters of complex AI technologies to onboard our products. We have focused on working with leading global energy companies, such as Tata Power, to build the world’s premier AI cleantech company,” said Devashish Paul, CEO of BluWave-ai.
The BluWave-ai software-as-a-solution (SaaS) has been live in operation 24x7x365 since February 2020. It also quickly adapted to last year’s major COVID-related shutdowns and subsequent Mumbai lockdowns. The current agreement is for three years, with a five-year extension option.