Energy & Utilities

Wind Power Reporting

The client is a global leader in renewable energy. Gavant redesigned and enhanced a reporting system that collected and analyzed data from wind turbine grids, enabling flexible reporting of power generation and deriving maps from simulations of historical atmospheric conditions performed by a numerical weather prediction (NWP) model.

Data Visualization

The client is a lighting research and education center. Gavant built an application to manage and catalog data and activity pertaining to light experiments. Rich graphing elements assisted in the analysis of experiment results, enabling efficient follow-up experiments aimed at improving efficiency of lighting solutions.

Wind Power Reporting
Data Visualization

Challenges & Trends

Energy & Utilities

Digital technologies can help energy and utility companies predict, manage, and control increasingly decentralized and complex networks. They also support more informed decisions and improve customer relationships. Digital transformation creates a set of interconnected, data-driven solutions that move from traditional monitoring to intelligence and active control.

Security threats
91%
Tailored service consumption
83%
Availability monitoring and reporting
74%
Current Trends

Generation will evolve toward a more diverse and decentralized network of lower capacity and more flexible units with the intelligence to self-ramp, self-balance/stabilize, and self-diagnose.

Comprehensive monitoring, intelligence, and automated controls that increase the efficiency of generating heat—one of the biggest uses of power—will improve availability and demand responsiveness.

Digital technologies are bringing benefits to all parts of the value chain from generation, to distribution and retail, and will deepen to a point at which they alter the DNA of utilities. Some companies are already redefining their identities from utility to tech company, revamping their strategies, products and business models fundamentally.

Customers will see direct benefits from this movement in the form of more choice and tailored products. New services in mobility, smart home control and decentralized energy system management are just a few elements that play a role in an improved customer journey.

The new generation of smart home assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home are positioning consumers to be drivers of change in the industry. Smart meters constitute a big part of this, enabling customers to check and calculate their real-time energy consumption levels in the home to take appropriate steps to cut down energy costs.

With one single solution for switching between devices in the home, consuming and storing energy, and controlling its costs, consumers will have an increasingly powerful role. Following this, they will be in a position to drive even more flexible service and billing systems.

In 2016, Microsoft collaborated on a renewable energy initiative using 499 IoT-connected home water heaters called Grid-Interactive Electric Thermal Storage (GETS), all IoT-enabled and connected to Microsoft Azure Cloud, to create an autonomous discrete energy grid that stores overspill energy for future use. By monitoring energy consumption and performance, these machines could store hot water when there is a lot of renewable solar and wind energy. With each heater storing 50 to 120 gallons of piping hot water, the water heaters combined held 15 to 25 kilowatt-hours of energy.

The challenge for energy providers is finding the sweet spot, connecting consumers’ demands for increased flexibility and cost control to new services and charging models based on renewable energy sources and emerging technologies.

2017 survey showed utility respondents rated “physical and/or cyber grid security” as the most important issue they face. Bad actors are increasingly capable of breaching corporate and government information and operating systems, including those that control electricity grids.

The proliferation of smart energy assets and their increasing decentralization and interconnection creates more entry points for malevolent actors. Cybersecurity programs are being established as a proactive measure and organizations have begun sharing intelligence in a joint effort to defend against this vulnerability.

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Technology & Design

Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is the innovative blend of sophisticated technology, beautiful design and compelling experience. It requires expertise, strategy, discipline and the courage to challenge convention.

Technologies & Tools

Web Development

Ember.js, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 for a robust and compelling user experience across platforms and devices

Mobile Development

Titanium and Ember Cordova for cross-platform mobile apps targeting iOS and Android devices

Cloud Infrastructure

Amazon AWS for scalable, high performance software with a broad set of cloud services geared for modern web applications

Java Tech Stack

Java, Spring Boot and Spock for high quality and extensible software and APIs built for cross-platform environments

.NET Tech Stack

C#, .NET Web API, Entity Framework and NUnit for high quality and extensible software and APIs

Database Architecture

MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB and AWS RDS for increased flexibility across enterprise environments

Our Agile Process ensures full transparency and maximum flexibility

Results & Impact

Project Experience

Custom Software

We build software that does exactly what you need. Then, we adapt that software as needed to address key challenges and opportunities. Learn more

System Modernization

We embrace the transformative landscape brought on by social networks, mobile devices, analytics and cloud computing. Remain current and relevant. Learn more

System Integration

We integrate with in-house systems, payment processors like PayPal and Authorize.net, and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Learn more

Mobile

We enable your customers and your users to interact and engage with your service anytime, anywhere and from any device. Mobile is the new way of doing business.

Workflow Efficiency

We identify better ways to interact with customers, employees and partners, streamlining workflows to create a more engaging and innovative user experience.

Legacy Facelift

We integrate legacy systems into modern computing environments so your investment in that system is preserved without the bottleneck to performance.

Reporting & Intelligence

Leveraging tools like Google Analytics and AWS CloudWatch, we enable you to analyze visitor traffic and usage trends to be constantly delivering maximize value.

Marketing & Social

We give your customers and users the ability to share ideas and knowledge, driving both identity and relevancy of your brand within the industry.

Dynamic Staffing

We're a a full service application development outsourcing studio that focuses on value and innovation while delivering on quality and economics. Learn more

Simplify & Secure

Secure your enterprise

Cyber threats are constant and ever-changing. Safeguard user data, applications and infrastructure to protect your value chain end-to-end.

Take the First Step

Let us help your organization explore digital transformation.

About

Gavant Software is a full service developer of custom software, web and mobile technology solutions. We operate nationwide and provide full cycle software application development outsourcing services.

Contact Info

Phone     518-273-2880

Address     216 River Street, Troy, NY, 12180

Email     info@gavant.com