Metering.com 27 JUNE 2016
Software solutions provider C3 IoT has been selected by the US Department of State to implement energy management and predictive analytics technology.
Under the US$25 million multi-year contract, C3 IoT will deploy its IoT enterprise application development platform to assist the US Federal Government to “achieve and maintain statutory, executive order, and department energy and sustainability goals.”
The firm’s platform will give the Department of State access to dynamic, real-time operational insights and efficiencies by analyzing all data from enterprise and extraprise systems and sensors across 22,000+ Department facilities in more than 190 countries. [C3 Energy markets Internet of Things platform to the energy industry for data optimisation]
According to a company release, the machine learning-based platform and software application suite will allow the Department of State to automatically monitor, analyse, and support energy management across all assets, predict failures of critical facility equipment, as well as monitor the health of the sensor and device infrastructure.
Landon Van Dyke, senior advisor, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, US Department of State, said: “… The Department of State will enhance operational efficiencies by analyzing hundreds of thousands of its facility data points in real time, making our data lakes a rich source of actionable items.
“[The] IoT platform’s machine learning capabilities and scalable infrastructure, we will be able to identify and address outliers across our global buildings portfolio, learn how to improve upon previous embassy designs and operations, and, overall, lower utility and maintenance costs while greatly reducing our energy and environmental footprint.”
IoT driving operational efficiency
The release adds that C3 IoT will deploy and operate its platform in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in AWS GovCloud, reported to be an isolated AWS region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud, ensuring compliance with US government requirements.
Teresa Carlson, vice president, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services, Inc, commented:”Today, world-leading organizations are using IoT technologies to enable better, data-driven offerings, and that includes government agencies. Enterprise-wide contracts like this one will allow the State Department to develop smarter programs by taking advantage of energy management and predictive analytics on a global scale.”
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