PwrMetrix currently provides visibility at the feeder level, but it is quickly expanding visibility to the individual device level. The next big evolution for PwrMetrix is to enhance the tool with built-in artificial intelligence (AI). Queries can be written within PwrMetrix to shine a light on trends and conditions that can aid in making predictive, rather than reactive, analyses of seasonal system changes.
Once the machine learning properties of AI are added to the PwrMetrix software, trends will be spotted, followed and analyzed automatically, without the need for queries submitted by utility personnel. Following the addition of AI, PwrMetrix can more easily utilize other datasets within the utility domain. For example, new applications for PwrMetrix will include predicting and adapting to the changing ways customers use energy, such as the impacts of electric vehicle charging, or customer-sited solar and battery storage.