Enzen Australia has secured its first engagement in an ambitious strategy to digitalise the energy infrastructure of Australia through smart IoT solutions.
In collaboration with its investee company NNNCo, Enzen has entered into a three-year partnership with electricity utility Horizon Power to deploy an Internet of Things (IoT) Living Lab in East Kimberley, Western Australia. The agreement will see Enzen and NNNCo roll out the solution across Lake Argyle, Kununurra and Wyndham to enhance the operation, maintenance and performance of grid assets in these remote areas.
The Horizon Power IoT Living Lab is flexible, cost-effective and can be scaled at speed, complementing and extending control systems such as SCADA. Such versatility is essential for Horizon Power, which has customers dispersed over a huge geographic area and needs to develop safe, sustainable and efficient new methods for ensuring resilient and reliable power supply to consumers.
Dileep Viswanath, CEO of Enzen Australia, said: “Our vision is to create the smart, sustainable networks of the future in Australia through digitalisation, innovation and collaboration. The technologies and architecture used in the IoT Living Lab will enable utilities to understand the condition and performance of their assets and surrounding environments more accurately and in real time.
"We are delighted to secure our first engagement with this very exciting innovation and look forward to replicating it in new territories across Australia, accelerating the digital transformation of the country’s power grids.”
Horizon Power, Enzen Australia and NNNCo will start rolling out the infrastructure across the East Kimberley region in July, with the IoT Living Lab expected to be transmitting data by September 2022.