Envision Digital tapped to develop AIoT smart grid for PTT in Thailand

Envision Digital International, a global Digital AIoT technology provider headquartered in Singapore, has been appointed to develop the first Smart Grid for Thailand’s major energy company PTT.

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

“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 and transition,” said Sylvie Ouziel, international president of Envision Digital International.

“Transition to less carbon-intensive energy sources is critical to meet the emissions reduction targets of the Paris Agreement, which Thailand has ratified,” Sylvie said.

Darunporn Kamolpus, EVP for Innovation and Digital Development at PTT, said their project at VISTEC is part of 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 R&D activities around electricity value chain and smart city development, which we hope can later be applied for commercial uses,” he said. 

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