Open Energi Seeks to Optimize UK Power Grid via Hortonworks Data Platform

electricity power linesTYSONS CORNER, VA September 14, 2015 — Open Energi will start using Hortonworks’ (Nasdaq: HDP) Hadoop-powered data platform to help the London-based company’s smart grid clients gain insights from real-time electricity consumption, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday.

Through Hortonworks Data Platform, Oepn Energi seeks to build a “virtual” power station that can provide information about grid conditions that customers can consult to adjust their energy use, Hortonworks said Sept. 3.

“Data is the driving force behind a smarter energy grid and with access to more accurate technology, it is now possible to build a far more detailed picture of energy usage, ” said Andy Leaver, vice president of international operations at Hortonworks.

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