ENWIN Utilities Ltd. (ENWIN) is a Canadian licensed electricity distribution company, responsible for the local distribution of power, and the service and maintenance of its infrastructure. In recent years, ENWIN’s customers (mix of residential and commercial) have added new solar generation assets under Ontario’s Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program and other Distributed Energy Resources (DER) as well. ENWIN needed a solution to monitor and, where permissible, control the generation assets in their territory. In addition, as new assets come online, they needed to be easily added to the existing platform.
ENWIN has been using the SurvalentONE platform for many years; it was the logical solution to bridge the isolation between various solar providers and bring them onto the common platform. The high-level technical requirements included the ability to:
- Monitor solar assets for improved situational awareness
- Communicate with providers with varied infrastructure
- Access a secure, fast, and cost-effective solution
- Provide alert reporting for dropouts from the network for security reasons