Japanese utility Jera Co Inc announced this week it has developed and begun operating a highly accurate system for predicting solar power generation.
The tool was created in partnership with compatriot Japan Data Science Consortium Co Ltd (TYO:4418), also known as JDSC. It uses weather forecast data and past power generation performance to provide accurate predictions of the amount of electricity generated by solar power and help balance electricity supply and demand.
The system commenced operations at the same time Jera switched on its solar power generation facilities. With a serverless configuration and a high automation level, the new apparatus significantly reduces the operational load.
Jera and JDSC plan to further improve the prediction accuracy by using the latter’s know-how in advanced machine learning to analyse the data gathered regarding the amount of electricity generated.
At present, the Japanese utility is working on renewable energy projects with the goal of surpassing its 5 GW renewable energy development target in 2025.