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Batteries reduce grid reinforcement costs, but only when used in hybrid with new transformers

Integrating batteries with new transformers can slash grid reinforcement expenses, offering a cost-effective solution for supporting increased electric vehicle (EV) charging demand. This finding emerges from an in-depth analysis conducted by Utiligize employee, Amay Boudellal, in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Drawing on empirical data from a Danish distribution network, the study showcases how prohibiting Distribution System Operators (DSOs) from owning batteries is an unnecessarily expensive policy for society. Here are the key takeaways: Sole reliance on batteries for grid upgrades is always more costly than transformer and cable upgrades, even with projected steep declines in battery…

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01 February 2024

Utiligize engages in an inspiring user group forum at Trefor

Thanks to our clients for an inspiring, rewarding and lively user group forum. Topics where (among other) how to prepare for the green transition by: – optimizing net-investments – using our Forecast…

12 January 2024

Innovative sustainability solutions. Utiligize recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

We are thrilled to announce that Utiligize is featured in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark’s ‘Responsible Technology Development Catalogue’. We are proud to be recognized for our influential contributions in…

27 September 2023

Smartgridkonferensen 2023

Good attendance and interest at Smartgridkonferensen in Oslo in our solutions to enable the green transition by making scenarios for future grid load and predictions on future spare net capacity (N-1).

20 September 2023

Visiting our new office!

At Utiligize, we’re thrilled to announce a significant milestone in our expansion journey: Our new office on Storgata 2 in Halden in Norway! The office has a nice view too!

17 September 2023

Introducing Misha

Expansion news! Our team is continuously growing bigger and stronger! Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our newest addition, Mikhail Skalyga, who will be our new Power System Expert…

08 September 2023

E-World Wide Showcase

Earlier this week, Amay showcased Utiligize in the E-World Wide webinar series. Providing valuable insights about the Danish energy market to an audience of 40 energy sector representatives. It was the perfect…

05 September 2023

User Group Forum 2023

We strive to serve our clients as best possible and on Friday we held our User Group Forum, where discussions were held on the future roadmap of our products: Utiligize Forecast &…

12 July 2023

Presentation of Innovation Prize

We had the pleasure of welcoming Glenda Napier to our office last week to receive our Innovation Project of the Year certificate!

31 May 2023

Size doesn’t matter!

A great day out for Utiligize staff with our customer NKE Elnet, where we discussed harmonics and detecting failures in the grid. At Utiligize, we’ve seen GIS, ERP and smart meter data…

26 May 2023

Utiligize wins 2023 Innovation Prize

Utiligize has won Energy Cluster Denmark’s prize for most innovative project in 2023, as a part of the Flexibility Heat Grid Bornholm project, together with The Technical University of Denmark, Bornholm’s Energi…

28 March 2023

Attending Renewables Norway yearly conference 2023

Kalle, Emil, and Jostein were attending Renewables Norway’s yearly conference 2023, where hot topics such as the security of Norway’s gas pipelines, wind power scepticism, and electricity market design overhauls were discussed.

01 March 2023

Utiligize is going international!

We are thrilled to announce that we are going international! Recently, we have established ourselves in the Norwegian market, where Jostein Andreassen will lead our sales team as the new Country Sales…

28 February 2023

Investments in grids in Norway to double by 2030

Utiligize’s CEO, Kalle Thorbjørn Scharff Hansen, participated in Pareto Securities’ 25th annual Power & Renewable Conference in Oslo, which focused on current trends and new developments in the energy sector.

28 January 2023

Verkosto 2023 in Tampere, Finland

Utiligize were dipping their toes in the Finnish waters at the conference Verkosto 2023 trade fair. Utiligize’s CEO, Kalle Thorbjørn Scharff Hansen, gave a speech on how Asset Life can help DSOs…

05 January 2023

Nord Energi Net selects Utiligize to forecast loading with Asset Life

Nord Energi Net chooses Asset Life to optimize investments and make N-1 calculations. It’s with great pleasure that Utiligize can announce, that Nord Energi Net A/S has chosen Asset Life to optimize…

30 November 2022

Dinel selects Utiligize to forecast loading with Asset Life

Utiligize is delighted to introduce Dinel A/S as a new customer of Asset Life. Dinel, who operates an electric distribution grid in the Eastern part of Jutland, will be using the Forecast…

24 November 2022

A 3 minute intro to Asset Life

Electrification of society will be expensive if utilities don’t make smart investment and maintenance decisions. Utiligize provides a forward-looking software tool that forecasts investment and flexibility needs based on scenarios for the…

09 August 2022

CNAIM 2.1 with Danish assets now freely available

In 2021 Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets, the regulator in Great Britain) released the new updated CNAIM 2.1 version. In short CNAIM is an asset failure risk assessment model following…

04 July 2022

Veksel A/S invests in Asset Life

Veksel A/S who operates the electrical grid of Langeland, has purchased Utiligize’s Asset Life platform, in particular the Forecast & Investment tool to optimize investments to efficiently expand the grid.

16 June 2022

New Team Members

We are very happy to expand our team and are welcoming Daryna Shybaieva, Kenneth Røsland Rosenørn, Sergey Klyapovskiy, Kristian Thy and Jens Knudsen to Utiligize. Daryna or ‘Dasha’ comes with unique experience…

18 May 2022

Utiligize chosen for Flexibility Heat Grid pilot

There is great potential in increasing the efficiency of district heating consumption-, distribution- and production by managing district heating users’ consumption more intelligently. Optimized control of district heating units can improve energy…

10 May 2022

New investors support Utiligize

Eviny Ventures – a subsidiary of the Norwegian energy company Eviny – plus the privately owned Danish venture fond, 2L Holding, buys equity in Utiligize of close to 2M€, securing an ownership…

22 April 2022

Can Denmark’s high voltage grid handle a quadrupling of wind and solar?

As electric utilities plan for a tsunami of electric vehicles and heat pumps, and a fresh boom of onshore wind and solar farms, it is interesting to look at the grid’s basic…

02 February 2022

OPEX savings with Asset Life

Electric utilities are under enormous pressure to modernise their business practices and support electricifcation of transport, heating and industrial processes. At Utiligize, we optimize daily operations through data-driven decision making and present…

09 December 2021

TREFOR selects Utiligize’s Asset Life to monitor and predict grid loading

Danish version here (Dansk version her). TREFOR El-net has chosen Utiligize’s software, Asset Life, to provide a complete overview of their current network loading and forecast of future loading considering different green…

18 October 2021

No green transition without controlling losses

At Utiligize, we’ve spent the last couple of years fine-tuning our asset management software to minimise costs for utilities. Losses are a key driver of costs, whether you operate a gas, water,…

21 April 2021

New study on the impact of electric vehicles and heat pumps on the grid

The Danish Energy Agency today published our report on how distributed energy resources (DERs) like electric vehicles (EVs), heat pumps and solar panels will impact the distribution grid in Denmark.

23 June 2020

Open Source CNAIM for R

The green transition will require significant investment in utility infrastructure. Many countries have restrictive income caps or fixed tariffs that do not allow for investment to support the electrification of transport, heating…

06 January 2020

Where, When, and How Much Should We Invest Through the Green Transition

This white paper discusses a data-driven approach to investments, maintenance and containing risk, using forwarding looking asset management for utilities. Download a copy here.

12 August 2019

Forecasting distribution grid flows using smart meter data

We are extremely proud of Jules Truong, who finished his Master Thesis under Utiligize’s and Professor Pierre Pinson’s supervision. He applied machine learning to forecast production and consumption on Evonet’s (now merged…

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