Fortum Deploys DigitalRoute Technology
February 19, 2018 | by Rene Strömberg
Fortum Deploys DigitalRoute Technology to Enable Data Driven Services Supporting Energy Sector Transformation
European utility Fortum is driving digital transformation within the energy sector, together with DigitalRoute. Starting with a digital solution for energy trading, by deploying machine learning algorithms based on DigitalRoute’s Data Optimization Platform, the companies are now taking the next steps in building data driven services within the energy sector.
Stockholm, Sweden – December 19, 2017 — DigitalRoute, the leading Data Integration and Data Management company, and key European energy provider, Fortum, have jointly announced the completion of a successful Proof of Concept project. Fortum is a leading clean-energy company offering electricity, heating and cooling solutions as well as driving the change for a cleaner world.
Fortum has been looking for an IoT enabling platform to develop data-driven solutions and has now chosen to partner with DigitalRoute. DigitalRoute’s platform allows for real-time communication between assets, plants, data sources and business systems, resulting in optimal quality data, which can be utilized to simplify the deployment of new solutions and optimize key processes.
The recently completed Proof of Concept focused on optimizing two different operational processes, both highlighting the benefits of Data Quality; to secure high quality data and then apply machine learning in order to optimize trading decisions.
The Use Case showed how DigitalRoute’s solution could be used to predict intraday prices on the Nordic Energy market using external and internal data. Direct integration between the DigitalRoute Data Optimization Platform and market data sources enabled this provider to gain increased operational control, speed and commercial agility.
Fortum’s Vice President, Trading and Asset Optimization, Simon-Erik Ollus, observed: “In partnership with DigitalRoute, we can increase both our momentum in the market as well as our self-sufficiency. We can focus on simplifying the deployment of new solutions and optimizing business processes, enabling a fast time-to-market.”
Fortum will now utilize the experiences from the Proof of Concept in other areas such as operation and maintenance optimization of charging infrastructure, Smart Living services as well as further solutions within energy trading.
DigitalRoute CEO Andreas Zartmann said: “Our technology is a game changer for cutting-edge utility providers and we are delighted that Fortum is working with us to demonstrate how energy companies can use it to turn innovations from an opportunity into a commercial success. We are also excited to partner with a visionary player in a fast-changing industry. Once again, this underlines the wide scope of challenges DigitalRoute’s technology can address.”