PrimeStone is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement to supply meter data collection software to Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), a Department of Energy organization that supplies 28% of the electric power used in the Northwest United States. The PrimeStone software is a key component in BPA’s Grid Modernization strategy and it supports the organization’s plans to enter the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM). The ISO’s Energy Imbalance Market is a real-time energy market, the first of its kind in the western United States. PrimeAnalytics+ will also be key for optimizing BPA´s operational processes.
PrimeStone’s PrimeAnalytics+ is a next generation meter data collection solution featuring advanced data analytics and reporting. It is a software solution that unlocks value in collected data for utilities beyond the simple billing information. The system captures, validates, and analyzes data from multiple devices and data sources in order to optimize decision-making and improve utility operations.
PrimeAnalytics+ interfaces with a very large number of metering devices from manufacturers worldwide. It supports many different communication protocols, and seamlessly exchanges data with other corporate systems. This solution facilitates the ﬂow, analysis, and use of data to generate value across all work teams.
About BPA (taken from its website)
The Bonneville Power Administration is a nonprofit federal power marketing administration, based in the Pacific Northwest. Although BPA is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, it is self-funded and covers its costs by selling its products and services. BPA markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydroelectric projects in the Northwest, one nonfederal nuclear plant and several small nonfederal power plants. The dams are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation. The nonfederal nuclear plant, Columbia Generating Station, is owned and operated by Energy Northwest, a joint operating agency of the state of Washington. BPA provides about 28 percent of the electric power used in the Northwest and its resources — primarily hydroelectric — make BPA power nearly carbon free.
BPA also operates and maintains about three-fourths of the high-voltage transmission in its service territory. BPA’s territory includes Idaho, Oregon, Washington, western Montana and small parts of eastern Montana, California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming
PrimeStone is a trusted and independent software company with 30 years of experience in software development and services for all levels of the electric ecosystem (data collection and analysis, database administration, project management, telemetry and specialized consulting). The company continues to successfully adapt and innovate its solution set to ensure compliance with different requirements across international markets as well as leveraging the latest data collection/processing technologies. PrimeStone has worked with more than 280 utility customers in 25 countries since its inception.