BridgeSource Utilities Solutions (BSUS) leverages its new alliance with Florida International University (FIU) to create an innovative Vendoragnostic Smart Grid Testbed.
The impactful approach allows BridgeSource open, thought-leading collaboration with the electric industry. BridgeSource is collaborating with its partners to address this generation’s biggest challenge—modernizing the electric power grid so that it incorporates information technology to deliver electricity efficiently, reliably, sustainably, and securely.
A modernized grid enables all participants to benefit from the introduction of new technologies, from distributed resources to advanced communications and controls; it is an electricity network that uses digital and other advanced technologies to monitor and manage the transport of electricity from all generation sources to meet the varying electricity demands of end users.
Working with stakeholders, trusted industry partners, government and academia, BridgeSource has built a solid Smart Grid Center of Excellence (COE) – and convenient testbed capabilities model – that focus on driving standards within Enterprise-level Operational Transformation.
While effectively validated against industry standards and KPI’s, the goal of the BridgeSource COE is to produce the measurable methodology necessary to increase asset utilization and efficiency, improve grid reliability, and enable greater use of renewable energy sources in the grid through research, standardization, testing, and implementation; to develop a standard data model across all technologies.
Technologies related to increased electric utilities transformation:
Increased Electric Vehicle Penetration
- Microgrid Implementation
- Advanced Metering
- Communication and Security
- Control Center
- Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
- Asset Management
- Work Management
- SCADA and GIS Data Model Standards
- Cyber Physical Systems
You can learn more about the inventive testing environment at www.energy.fiu.edu.