Underpinned by the OCF framework, the project aims to enable the secure communication and management of data while providing accessible renewable energy for businesses and homes
18 September, 2023 – Smart city and digital transformation specialists, Data Performance Consultancy (DPC), and wind turbine pioneer Enturi, have announced their partnership for a standards-based wind turbine and data management project. The collaboration will adopt the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Secure IP Device Framework and pair Enturi’s wind turbine with DPC’s trusted data expertise to support both businesses and individuals in achieving their sustainability goals through the use of trusted and transparent data.
DPC is supporting the integration of sensors into Enturi’s portable and decentralised wind turbines. The turbines can then connect to DPC’s cloud platform to manage the secure communication and management of data. This approach enables:
- A customer application to control the turbines remotely and access live and historical data, a current challenge for the industry.
- Preventative maintenance via real-time data analysis.
- Data analysis to monitor and understand the impact of decisions on journeys to net zero.
- Transparency of data to, for example, open up data access for carbon accounting as part of companies’ decarbonization journeys.
Brian Bishop, CEO of DPC and OCF President commented: “Our work with Enturi is a perfect example of how a standardised approach to connectivity and trusted data is enhancing strategies across industries. As the renewable energy industry innovates, both organisations and consumers must have complete confidence that their data is safe. By using the OCF framework, DPC is able to not only comply with UK green energy metering requirements, but with ISO/IEC standards to ensure the secure communication of wind energy data.”
In February 2023, Enturi was awarded £98,000 of Innovate UK funding to accelerate system development through advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation and rapid prototyping. Alex Shakeshaft, CEO and Co-Founder of Enturi, adds: “Monitoring and reporting on decarbonization in a secure yet transparent way is a huge challenge for the renewable energy industry. We are thrilled to collaborate with DPC to ensure both organisations and individuals can easily monitor and report on their sustainability goals. Our vision is to diversify clean technologies to enable businesses and communities to access renewable energy solutions to make significant contributions towards net zero goals, energy security, and energy costs.”
DPC is a Gold Member of OCF, a member-driven technical standards development organisation working to enable IoT devices and services to communicate through a trusted open internet protocol (IP) framework which dynamically aligns with baselines for IoT security and privacy regulations, offering peace of mind and enriched experiences. For more information about the OCF or to become a member, please visit the website.
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About the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF)
The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is a global, member-driven technical standards development organization. Its 500+ members are working to enable trust, interoperability, and secure communication between IP-connected IoT devices and services. It does this by fostering collaboration between stakeholders across the IoT ecosystem to deliver the freely-available ISO/IEC specifications, including the Secure IP Device Framework, its open-source reference implementation, and an industry-recognized certification program. This enables innovative new secure use cases and user experiences, reduces development costs, integration complexity and time to market, and simplifies regulatory compliance to IoT security and privacy baselines.
OCF members work across the enterprise layers of infrastructure, applications, and data. They collaborate to co-create and deploy systems in an open and standardized way, enabling devices to communicate over IP, regardless of form factor, operating system, service provider, transport technology, or ecosystem.
The vertical-agnostic technology has already seen significant adoption in the smart home sector and is now enabling the transition to secure, intelligent, Building Automation Systems (BAS) based on IP connectivity networks.
About Data Performance Consultancy Limited
The company has been carrying out research on smart cities and digital twins for over 10 years and currently sits on UKRI’s panel of experts, representing the UK Government on Smart City Missions and advising other governments to develop strategy and policy in this area. They have built a core architecture for a digital twin framework called Buttress and a front end application layer called nodeStream.
nodeStream is an enterprise-grade web3-native management tool that enables enterprises to gain full-depth insight into their supply chain. Most importantly nodeStream is designed to streamline supply-chain interactions saving time whilst improving visibility. For SME suppliers it simplifies and streamlines regulatory and procurement activities, saving time and maximising opportunities.
- Deep visibility into supply chains through validation and automation.
- Many powerful, trustless interorganizational workflows for validation, compliance and productivity.
- NSAudit is a DLT-backed enterprise audit tool that matches individuals to actions.
- Powerful tools for interacting with suppliers through real-time workflows.
- Suppliers typically interact with Nodestream daily.
- Multi-tenant, private cloud or on-premise data hosting.
- Mint unique NFTs for suppliers to own, to reflect attainment of procurement statuses.
- Connectivity to the only ISO approved standard for IoT security.
The system connects disparate data sources, effectively breaking down organisational silos. It also includes a secure data governance and provenance model in which data is shared based on policy not just roles or attributes. The system allows organisations to control data at an asset level, share with their partners in real time and manage the whole of its lifecycle. The use of the DLT also provides governance, in that data is immutable, which is especially relevant for quality inspections.
Enturi Solutions is a pioneering UK start-up developing game-changing distributed renewable energy systems for a plethora of off-grid applications. Building on 2 years of design work, Enturi has developed and validated a pioneering patent-pending micro wind turbine design. Its unique design maximises efficiency. With this core technology, Enturi is developing portable distributed energy systems to maximise accessibility to renewable energy systems, as well as mitigate the current challenges associated with wind energy generation. Enturi aims to address energy diversity and security challenges, accelerate clean energy accessibility, as well as make significant contributions towards the decarbonisation targets.