CheckWatt has acquired SM Teknik, a technology company specialising in connecting and controlling wind power stations. After this deal CheckWatt is now monitoring 662 wind power stations with an aggregated installed power of 956 MWatt. These power stations will now be possible to connect to the rapidly growing grid flexibility market in Sweden through CheckWatts virtual power plant Currently.
This makes CheckWatt the largest technology- and supplier-independent player in operation monitoring and aggregation of flexible energy resources on the Swedish electricity market.
CheckHealth together with a European consortium has won a procurement for innovative services in the healthcare sector. The CORRAL consortium will develop and deliver an integrated care platform which allows monitoring of environmental, physical and psychological patient-related variables, and continuous analysis of recorded data and care team inputs. The platform is based on an artificial intelligence system providing decision support to the multidisciplinary care tea and the provision of personalized support and education interventions allowing patients with cronic heart failure (CHF) to self-manage their diseases.
The system will be installed in five European countries – Sweden, Greece, Turkiet, Italy and Portugal.
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency has launched the Swedish National terminology database for cyber security. The database contains definitions of important cyber security concepts and is searchable over the Internet. The new terminology database will harmonise cyber security concepts among all involved stakeholders in the cyber security field. The terminology system was implemented using the Termado platform from CNet.
CheckWatts virtual power plant Currently was activated last week when a finnish nuclear power plant was suddenly stopped. This is the biggest flexibility activation so far for Currently. Using Currently the grid operator stabilises the grid when the frequency suddenly changes.
Continuous data collection to understand patients health status and how they react to medication and treatment is the key to future improved healthcare. Todays solutions for this are based on either manually filling out questionnaries, use of smart phone apps or use of connected devices. These are costly for healthcare organisations and complicated for patients to use. To solve these problems Checkhealth is developing VoiceRPM – an Intelligent Digital Voice Assistant for Remote Patient Monitoring
VoiceRPM offers a cost-efficient yet naturally engaging way to ensure patients feel cared for around the clock even though carers can’t always be there. VoiceRPMs AI-powered voice dialogs allow care professionals to reach out and remotely monitor vital health values and support healthy habits for a large number of geographically distributed patients. The care organisation can easily design different questionnaries, PROMS, to collect patient reported outcomes and vital signs. VoiceRPM automatically calls the patients and collects the answers in an natural AI-driven voice conversation. The VoiceRPM digital assistant can collect the patient’s consent to contribute data and agree with the patient on a when it is a convenient time to call. The care persons only need to focus on the incoming data and how to treat the patients in the best possible way.
Our spin-off company CheckHealth has been contracted by a European consortium to assist in roll out of a the HSmartBPM platform for monitoring of patients suffering from hypertension. HSmartBPM improves effectiveness of the treatment of hypertensive, or undiagnosed high-risk patients by collecting much more data from different sources and by maximizing the benefits of collected data by sharing of data between related actors such as healthcare experts, patients, nurses and informal caregiver under control of patients, in compliance with GDPR requirements. In Sweden HSmartBPM will be used by Region Jämtland.
CNets spin-off company CheckWatt delivers the EMS – Energy Management System to Sweden’s largest charging and battery park and which is now built in Malmö. The EMS provides control, operational monitoring and visualization for energy-related data also providing smart control for hybrid inverters of photovoltaic systems to charge batteries and perform frequency regulation to enable connection to the electrical network. Additionally to charging stations for cars and trucks, a solar power installation on 1.5 hectares of nearby land is included. In order for the plant to reach its full economic potential, the flexibility of all the different resources is integrated within Checkwatt’s virtual power plant Currently.
Technology development provides new opportunities to drive the innovation and the the design of wind farms. CNets spin-off company CheckWatt implements direct frequency regulation for wind power and to enable the integration with battery storage and the option capacity to produce hydrogen.
The SVEF (Sveriges Vindkraftkooperativ Ekonomisk Förening – Swedish Windpower Cooperative Economic Association) has designed an installation to be build north of Ulricehamn.
In the first step three wind turbines from Enercon will be connected to the grid frequency through the new support service FCR-D down, which Svenska Kraftnät introduced on 1st January 2022. This service enables the plants to reduce production within a few seconds if the frequency exceeds the Nordic synchronous range of 50.1 Hz. For owners of wind power this option can generate significant revenue as well as it enables the electrical system to directly utilize a more versatile production environment which enables a more stable operation in general.
CheckWatt enables a 100% renewable energy system through measurement, analysis, visualization and control. CheckWatt’s services offer the following components:
Currently – a virtual power plant built from aggregated resources with CheckWatts EMS that supports the frequency of the electricity network and relieves bottlenecks in local networks.
IMD – an individual measurement and charging for electricity, water and electric car charging with unique integration to solar power plants and energy storage.
EnergyInBalance – a Platform with operational monitoring and visualization for resources with CheckWatt EMS and IMD systems. Also integrated in products of cooperation partners.
Samhällsbyggarna, an association focusing on the development, building and management of Swedens future society, ran a feature about Raid Karoumi, the Research Director of CNets subsidiary IoTBridge and professor at KTHs department of bridge and steel construction written by Fredrik Hielscher.
An excursion into the fascinating world of bridge constructions and the opportunities new technologies create. Sweden has about 35.000 bridges, a population of constructions that is getting older, some structures over 100 years old, mostly railway bridges. The Swedish Transport Administration’s annual cost for the operation and maintenance of the bridges is around SEK 1.3 billion – a cost that risks increasing rapidly. But new advanced measurement and analysis methods can increase the life of bridges and result in fewer inspections and bridge reinforcements.Sensor-based condition assessment exists already and is used in many of todays products. In modern cars, you get a notifications about changes in the tire pressure, when it’s time to change oil or service the car, issues with system components. It’s the similar with bridges, the technology exists and is ready to be applied to bigger constructions to optimize maintenance and use.
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