Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help stabilize the power grid by recognizing irregularities in generation, consumption, or transmission in near real-time and developing appropriate remedies.
FREMONT, CA:AI is becoming increasingly significant in the energy industry, and it has a lot of potential for future energy system design. Energy trading, smart grids, and the sector coupling of electricity, heat, and transportation are examples of typical applications. The digitalization of the energy industry and a similarly vast quantity of evaluable data are prerequisites for expanded AI application in the energy system. By analyzing and assessing enormous amounts of data, AI aids in making the energy industry more efficient and secure.
In the intelligent networking of power users and generators across sector borders, AI is particularly prevalent. It is becoming more challenging to manage the enormous number of grid participants and keep the grid in balance as the power grid becomes more decentralized and digitalized. This necessitates the evaluation and analysis of a large amount of data, and artificial intelligence aids in the rapid and efficient processing of this data.
Another area of use is smart grids. Not only do these networks transmit electricity, but they also carry data. It is becoming increasingly vital for power generation to adapt intelligently to consumption, especially as the number of volatile power-producing facilities such as solar and wind grows (and vice versa). AI can assist in evaluating, analyzing, and controlling the data of the various grid players (consumers, producers, and storage facilities).
The integration of electromobility is a specific emphasis of AI in the energy industry. Increased use of electric vehicles presents both benefits and concerns. Electric cars must be charged in a coordinated manner. Still, they also provide the opportunity to store electricity and stabilize the grid, for example, by adapting charging demand to price signals and availability. By monitoring and organizing, AI can assist with all of this.
Furthermore, AI can help stabilize the power grid by recognizing irregularities in generation, consumption, or transmission in near real-time and developing appropriate remedies. Initial research efforts in this subject are already underway. Furthermore, AI can assist in coordinating maintenance activities and determining the best times to maintain networks or individual systems. This helps to reduce costs and earnings loss, as well as network disruptions.