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How Western Power Is Meeting Customer Energy Needs With PI Vision
Western Power is an Australian power company with over 1.1 million customers. It builds, maintains, and operates transmission and distribution assets in the South West Interconnected Network (SWIN). In a single year, the company supplies 17 thousand gigawatts of power through over 100,000 kilometers of circuit wiring to communities around southwestern Australia. However, as more and more customers installed solar panels, the company faced new challenges. Systems experienced low loads, net power was flowing back from consumers, and maintaining control of frequency and voltage was a challenge. Western Power needed to increase its situational awareness to be able to predict what was going to happen next to meet its customers’ energy needs.