Distributed Intelligence

Intelligence that Empowers

Realize unprecedented insight into grid operations. Improve customer engagement. Increase grid safety.

What is Distributed Intelligence?

Distributed intelligence (DI) is the ability to solve value-based use cases at the grid edge through a secure, open enterprise application platform with edge computing capability. Gain unprecedented insights while detecting impedance intolerances, right sizing transformers, discovering theft and enabling power quality in order to address and solve challenges with edge intelligence. Using smart endpoints (meters, devices and other sensors) with peer-to-peer connectivity, leveraging a secure and resilient industrial IoT (IIoT) network, applications can be downloaded to devices in the field to solve challenges. The concept is similar to a consumer-based mobile phone or tablet device that uses an operating environment and runs various applications.

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Distributed Intelligence

But unlike consumer-based devices, Itron's DI platform focuses on utility customers and the electric grid, with applications for grid optimization, asset management, distributed energy resource (DER) integration and consumer engagement. Additionally, DI leverages an open platform that supports third-party innovation with an API development kit, enabling an ever-increasing ecosystem of partners to create their own value-driven, custom applications.

Distributed intelligence effectively moves grid analysis, decision-making and control to the grid’s edge, resulting in a significant reduction in latency of action, greatly improved situational awareness, more accurate analysis and advanced event detection.

Distributed Intelligence Drivers & Considerations

Itron’s distributed intelligence platform leverages applications to address common utility challenges or use cases. Each app has its own value proposition and is purpose-built to solve a specific market problem—such as improving customer safety, reducing operating expenses, increasing capital asset lifetime and enhancing operational efficiency. And when combined, they can greatly increase the overall value stack of your DI investment.

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