Envision Digital to Develop First AIoT Smart Grid in Thailand

Envision Digital to Develop First AIoT Smart Grid in Thailand

February 14, 2020

Envision Digital International is set to develop the first AIoT Smart Grid for PTT Public Company in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor.

Envision Digital International is set to develop the first Smart Grid for Thailand’s major energy company, PTT Public Company which contributes to approximately 16% of the country’s GDP.

The contract involves developing an AIoT smart grid at Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, powered by Envision Digital’s AIoT operating system, EnOS.

By integrating floating solar panels, rooftop solar panels, energy storage system, and electric charging stations in the campus with Envision’s Enlight and Ensight digital analytics software, Envision International President Sylvie Ouziel says the smart grid project will help PTT to achieve its 2020 strategic objective of zero increase of absolute emission growth rate.

The contract follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Envision Digital and PTT in April 2019 to collaborate on multiple initiatives revolving around new energy and digital transformation.

It is the first project of its kind in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation, a specialized sector focusing on innovation under the Eastern Economic Corridor, an increasingly important region for ASEAN trade and commerce. It will serve as a pilot for similar projects across PTT’s other assets in Thailand.

“We are pleased to announce this important project with PTT. The application of AIoT smart grid technology offers huge potential for PTT and other major infrastructure operators, communities and companies across Thailand in promoting energy efficiency.  Transition to less carbon-intensive energy sources is critical to meet the emissions reduction targets of the Paris Agreement, which Thailand has ratified. AIoT technology constitutes a key enabler for this smart transition. Envision Digital team and myself are quite pleased to partner with the Thai energy leader PTT to jointly address this challenge,” says Ouziel.

According to PTT Executive Vice President Innovation and Digital Development Darunporn Kamolpus the project at VISTEC is part of its efforts in digital transformation and energy transition.

“Not only will it contribute to CO2 emission reduction, it will also serve as a sandbox for PTT Group and researchers at VISTEC to do their research and development activities around electricity value chain and smart city development, which we hope can later be applied for commercial uses,” says Kamolpus.

The AIoT smart grid for VISTEC is scheduled for completion by end of 2020.

(Ed. Envision Digital is a global AIoT technology headquartered in Singapore with over 500 employees across ten offices in China, France, Norway, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.)

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