Avangrid creates in-house AI team, takes charge of grid resiliency
New England Council member Avangrid, Inc . has formed a special team of engineers, data scientists, and analysts to utilize artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help build storm resiliency in the power grid.
The energy service company services approximately 2.3 million customers in the Northeast and believes the expansion into AI will allow its engineers to identify and mend weak points in its energy infrastructure. Specifically, the team will focus on building out three unique AI systems. Predictive Health Analytics, GeoMesh, and HealthAI will predict equipment life expectancy based on use frequency, use climate and spatial data to forecast harsh weather performance, and catalog local distribution infrastructure to identify threats to power lines respectively.
“By creating and owning these AI systems, we’re taking greater control over the care of our network, customers and communities,” said Catherine Stempien, President and CEO of Avangrid Networks. “Our top priority will always be the day-to-day power reliability for our customers.”
The New England Council would like to congratulate Avangrid for its commitment to grid stability.
Read more in the Hartford Business Journal.