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Australia breaks ground on energy infrastructure digitalisation

Enzen Australia has secured its first engagement in an ambitious strategy to digitalise the energy infrastructure of Australia through smart IoT solutions.

The company has announced a new partnership as operational efficacy is becoming more of a priority for utilities seeking to maximise the efficacy of infrastructure, as called for by an increasingly digitalised industry.

The collaborative moves will see Enzen Australia deploy an Internet of Things (IoT) Living Lab in East Kimberley, Western Australia. The IoT solutions will be rolled across Lake Argyle, Kununurra and Wyndham by Enzen and NNNCo.

To launch headway on its planned digitalisation efforts in Australia they have entered into a three-year partnership with electricity utility Horizon Power alongside a collaboration with investee company NNNCo.

According to Enzen Australia, the Horizon Power IoT Living Lab is flexible, cost-effective and can be scaled at speed, complementing and extending control systems such as SCADA.

This versatility is stated as an advantage for the utility, which reportedly has geographically dispersed customers and is in need of safe, sustainable and efficient methods to ensure resilient and reliable power supply to consumers.

Dileep Viswanath, CEO of Enzen Australia, stated in announcing the partnership: “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.”

The aim of the three coming together is to enhance the operation, maintenance and performance of grid assets in these remote areas.

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.

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