CaSA is using artificial intelligence to service electrical grids

February 08, 2019

Mr. Martin Fassier of CaSA and Mr. Louis-Philippe Proulx of the Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY research centre in Varennes.

For four years, Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY research centre in Varennes has been using Quebec-based company CaSA’s products and services to develop, test and demonstrate clean energy solutions in real-world conditions. As part of this project, CaSA will now integrate a new artificial intelligence agent, currently under development by the CanmetENERGY team, into its control system infrastructure.

“By integrating an artificial intelligence agent into our systems, we will be able to collect and centralize the data needed to generate proven electricity demand management strategies. These strategies will then be passed on to electrical grid operators who will be able to precisely modulate the demand for electricity, according to its availability,” says Martin Fassier, founder and CEO of CaSA.

Recognized as a leader in revolutionizing the way electricity is distributed and consumed in North America, CaSA sees this new initiative as a logical continuation of the research initiatives undertaken since its founding in 2014. Through the years, the company has also collaborated with various universities, research laboratories and industry experts to find the “perfect” balance between user comfort and grid performance.

The Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY research centre in Varennes has more than 100 employees working on the design and deployment of clean energy solutions that will produce and use energy in the most effective and efficient manner. The purpose of the development of artificial intelligence is to validate and improve the accuracy of decisions based on various data collected on demand and power delivery. With this information, the research team intends to help direct actions that will have to be taken to modulate the use of electricity across the country in order to reduce greenhouse gases.

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