Renewable energy: Vattenfall and Microsoft pilot ‘world’s first’ hourly matching

The new 24/7 solution connects power generation such as wind and hydropower from Vattenfall with data from smart meters that measure real time consumption

Vattenfall and Microsoft have jointly developed what is claimed to be the world's first solution for hourly matching of renewable energy production and consumption.

The 24/7 solution, being piloted in Sweden, is built with Microsoft Azure IoT Central platform that connects generation such as wind and hydropower from Vattenfall with data from smart meters that measure real time consumption.

With an increasing number of businesses committing to 100% renewable energy, it aims to provide them with a new level of transparency into their electricity use.

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