Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Clean Power

Statkraft Uses Workload Automation Software To Assist In Clean Energy Modeling

Statkraft, a Norwegian electricity company and Europe’s largest renewable energy producer, reports over $15 billion in annual revenue in 15 countries. It produces hydropower, wind power, gas-fired power, and district heating, and is a global player in energy market operations.

With such a large palette of projects, the company has opted to use ActiveBatch IT Automation from Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. (ASCI) to automate frequently updating models used in the energy industry.

Statkraft-solar-wind

To stay competitive in today’s complex technology environments, clean energy companies like Statkraft are relying more heavily on workload automation software to automate manual processes that can drive improved business efficiency.

Statkraft was able to redefine its energy forecasting operations when it automated its weather modeling with ActiveBatch. This software allows it to collect and compile weather data from various sources like precipitation, wind, and sun events that may impact its renewable energy sources.

Coupled with Statkraft’s analytics and pricing knowledge, this has allowed Statkraft to better forecast energy demand and pricing.

The company eventually decided to automate workloads for offices in another country where an internally developed scheduler had been in place. Initial results show ActiveBatch not only introduced more stability than the internally developed job scheduler, Statkraft also achieved the planned outcome of executing a high volume of jobs on a frequent basis.

Net results of ActiveBatch IT Automation

A recent economic analysis of Statkraft’s implementation of ActiveBatch found that the operational efficiencies of ActiveBatch have allowed Statkraft to save two full-time resources by reducing the resource burden of manually creating and monitoring scripts for complex processes.

This has helped Statkraft’s understanding for consumption and pricing of renewable energy sources, while allowing it to better forecast demand and pricing for renewable energy.

Image via Statkraft


Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.

 
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

is a writer, producer, and director. Meyers was editor and site director of Green Building Elements, a contributing writer for CleanTechnica, and is founder of Green Streets MediaTrain, a communications connection and eLearning hub. As an independent producer, he's been involved in the development, production and distribution of television and distance learning programs for both the education industry and corporate sector. He also is an avid gardener and loves sustainable innovation.

Comments

#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar energy, and battery news & analysis site in the world.

 

Support our work today!

Advertisement

Power CleanTechnica: $3/Month

Tesla News Solar News EV News Data Reports

Advertisement

EV Sales Charts, Graphs, & Stats

Advertisement

Our Electric Car Driver Report

30 Electric Car Benefits

Tesla Model 3 Video

Renewable Energy 101 In Depth

solar power facts

Tesla News

EV Reviews

Home Efficiency

You May Also Like

Clean Power

Global giant Yara dunks on "blue hydrogen" stakeholders with plans for commercial scale production of green ammonia from green hydrogen.

Clean Power

Ocean Sun, a company out of Norway that is specializing the floating solar PV, is reportedly looking to have a stock market IPO via...

Clean Power

The red hot floating solar panel field gets a shot of adrenaline from the world's largest military facility, Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

Clean Power

Floating solar power plants have gone from a super niche sector of the solar market in 2012 and 2013 to a pretty popular option...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.