Economical Data-fused Grid Edge Processor (EDGEPRO) for Future Distribution Grid Control Applications
Project Innovation + Advantages:
ABB Inc. will design a low-cost, secure, and flexible next-generation grid service platform to improve grid efficiency and reliability. This technology will merge advanced edge computing, data fusion and machine learning techniques for virtual metering, and create a central repository for grid applications such as distributed energy resource (DER) control and others on one platform. The united platform will consist of four functional layers: (1) communication including data collection and exchange, (2) data processing and distributed state estimation, (3) data standardization and storage, and (4) hosted grid applications designed to enable large-scale deployment of DERs and more flexible grid control. ABB’s approach will integrate and maximize emerging technologies in the transition to a decentralized and distributed electric grid.
EDGEPRO will be the first generation of a truly general-purpose grid edge service platform that achieves communication interoperability, has advanced computing and extensive data processing capabilities, offers localized data service, and supports customer configuration of grid applications.
EDGEPRO will facilitate secure and fast communication of grid data from various sources. The project will speed up and support prevention, containment, and control functions to address grid performance and disturbances. This self-healing grid will operate resiliently against system disturbances, natural disasters, and potential cyber security attacks.