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ANAHEIM, Calif., November 17, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN) announced today that Eversource will deploy the latest version of Integral Analytics’ LoadSEER software in Massachusetts to support advanced load forecasting and grid planning. Willdan will assist Eversource in analyzing distributed energy resource (DER) adoption rate and load forecasting for Eversource throughout Massachusetts. Integral Analytics is Willdan’s wholly owned software subsidiary.
This enterprise software license will allow Eversource to use LoadSEER to perform alternative scenario analyses of grid load impacts for various adoption rates of electric vehicles, distributed solar, and battery energy storage. They will also use the software to model vehicle travel and to conduct 8760-scenario load forecasting. LoadSEER recently integrated a data "scrubber" feature that improves the quality and forecasting potential of utilities’ raw data, saving utilities time and money usually spent on data processing. Eversource will leverage LoadSEER to help predict the future evolution of transit patterns in Eversource’s Massachusetts territory.
"Power reliability is increasingly important to our customers," said Gerhard Walker, Eversource’s Principal Engineer of System Planning. "This new software tool will allow our grid planners to continue to improve reliability through quicker, more informed decisions as our grid expands and transportation patterns change."
"Willdan is excited to support Eversource’s grid planners with a single, time-tested source for all of their forecasting and planning needs," said Tom Brisbin, Willdan’s CEO and Chairman. "This contract is an example of our commitment to facilitating accurate demand forecasts and making complex grid planning decisions easy for our customers. Our software can use a variety of customer and third-party data sets with our data analysis tools to create highly accurate forecasts."
Eversource (NYSE: ES), celebrated as a national leader for its corporate citizenship, is the #1 energy company in Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2021 and recognized as one of America’s Most JUST Companies. Eversource transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas and supplies water to 1.8 million customers throughout Massachusetts, including approximately 1.45 million electric customers in 142 communities, 635,000 gas customers in 110 communities, and 6,700 water customers in two communities. Eversource harnesses the commitment of approximately 9,300 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. The #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, the company is empowering a clean energy future in the Northeast, with nationally recognized energy efficiency solutions and successful programs to integrate new clean energy resources like solar, offshore wind, electric vehicles and battery storage, into the electric system. For more information, please visit www.eversource.com.
Willdan is a nationwide provider of professional technical and consulting services to utilities, government agencies, and private industry. Willdan’s service offerings span a broad set of complementary disciplines that include electric grid solutions, energy efficiency and sustainability, engineering and planning, and municipal financial consulting. For additional information, visit Willdan's website at www.willdan.com.
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