Arendals Fossekompani purchases Powel Smart Energy solutions

Lower imbalance cost, better control of the watercourse in flood situations, and more robust data handling are some of the benefits the company can look forward to once Powel’s Smart Energy platform is up and running.

In the autumn of 2017, Arendals Fossekompani (AFK) conducted an assessment of their production planning processes, from forecasting, via spot bidding and production management, to settlement. Their goal was to get an overview of the gap between current situation and desired situation, and to create an implementation plan that would simultaneously improve and future-proof AFK’s production planning processes. 

The company wanted a complete package for production planning. Initially, Powel’s solutions for inflow forecasting, simulation and balance monitoring, and data handling will be implemented. The Smart Energy platform covers both AFK’s current and anticipated future needs. 

“Our goal is to have less imbalance and to get the most out of our power plants. The markets are changing rapidly and with day-to-day life becoming ever more digital, it was important for us to look to the future in order to stay one step ahead. Powel’s solution was the best fit for our current needs, both in terms of user friendliness and increased profitability,” says Ingunn Ettestøl, Business Developer in AFK. 

“Furthermore, Powel is also one of our subsidiaries. It is obviously nice that their solutions can provide value for us, as a power producer with power plants in the middle of a long watercourse,” she finishes. 

With the Smart Energy platform, the company will gain optimal control of their production in order to achieve the highest degree of efficiency and a better overview of their imbalances. Additionally, gaining a better overview of historic hydrological data than they currently have will add value to future analysis. 

“Being both flexible and scalable, the Smart Energy portfolio enables us to adjust the system to ensure that each and every customer receives a solution tailor-made for their needs. The decision from AFK came after a thorough process on their side. The fact that they chose Powel as their supplier shows again that our combination of experience, expertise and future-proof solutions are highly appreciated in an ever-changing and demanding market,” says Arnstein Kjesbu, Executive Vice President, Powel.


For more information, please contact 

Arnstein Kjesbu, Executive Vice President, Powel
Phone: (+47) 97 04 76 99

Ingunn Ettestøl, forretningsutvikler, Arendal Fossekompani
Phone: (+47) 32 23 44 00