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International innovation award for Agder Energi
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Engene substation outside Arendal has been an ideal test object in the project.

Agder Energi are receiving the prestigious Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award; Power Generation and Supply together with Microsoft for a smart grid pilot project that will help create efficient, flexible and intelligent power system for the future. Enfo has played a big role in this project and we are proud to be a part of this award.

Agder Energi has teamed up with Microsoft on the pilot project that is utilizing intelligent technology to create a pioneer smart grid solution. The goal is to prepare the grid for increased renewable energy from various sources and suppliers like domestic homes with solar rooftop and changing increased overall demand.

The technology will help saving energy and make it easier for distributed producers to supply various types of renewable resources to back to the grid. Customers with flexible demand will also be able to alter the time when they use power and the amount of power used while reducing their total cost of energy use.

Another outcome of the Microsoft Azure cloud-based solution is a reduced grid cost for the end customers by decreasing the peak demand during high peak periods. A reduced grid cost for the customer will be the end result when the need for adding more costly capacity to the grid is lower.

Read more about the project in the news section and on Microsoft website