The client is a utility company which distributes electricity and natural gas to a large part of the Netherlands. The client initiated a program called Energy Share to allow alternative energy generation through solar panels to be rewarded through its smart grid. There are many ‘collectives’ in the Netherlands (school districts, residential communities, etc.) that generate solar energy that feeds into the client’s smart grid. Energy Share collects and distributes energy produced by the members of the collective. Energy Share works on the basis of the data that is read from an energy meter with telemetry. These smart-meters record how much electricity is consumed and produced, and archives the data securely in multi-tenant SaaS cloud platform. Energy Share needed a rich UX driven SaaS web portal to present energy use and generation data in real-time to its solar energy cooperatives and their members. Some key requirements of this SaaS platform were the ability to register a new energy collective (i.e. tenant), data ETL and analysis of tenant and sub-tenant data, member Energy Share dashboard and reports, and a marketplace for trading energy credits.
Zymr implemented the client’s Smart Grid Energy Share SaaS platform by leveraging its proprietary SantaFe cloud middleware framework. Zymr’s SantaFe middleware provided rapid development of this cloud platform by leveraging multi-tenancy, and added custom services and protocol connectors required for this project:
Zymr was successful in delivering the first version of the client’s Smart Grid Energy Share SaaS platform, and worked diligently to integrate the live Smart Grid management system with the first few collective and member registrations. Zymr was tasked to scope the second phase of this project that would perform analytics using big data infrastructure, such as Amazon Elastic MapReduce.
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