PSI will Research the Use of Industrial Artificial Intelligence in Gas Grids

Berlin, August 19, 2022 - PSI Software AG and its partners have been awarded the grant for the project "Industrial Artificial Intelligence for Security in Gas Grids" (IKIGas) as part of a research call by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research "Civil Security - Artificial Intelligence in Civil Security Research II".

The goal of the IKIGas research project is to explore innovative and powerful self-learning tools for analysis, prediction and decision support on the state of gas grids.

The focus is to fully exploit the potential of the gas infrastructure for a secure supply of raw materials and energy and to protect it from threats. With the help of Industrial Artificial Intelligence, anomalies that are triggered by natural disasters, geopolitical tensions, terrorism, organized crime and large-scale emergencies can be detected more quickly and to quickly identify appropriate measures more efficiently.

The goal is to strengthen the performance and resilience of the gas grids and to significantly improve the security of supply for industry and citizens as well as to ensure a reliable and uninterrupted supply of energy, heat and raw materials.

A holistic research approach is being set up with interdisciplinary involvement of science, industry and users as well as practical testing. PSI's Gas Grids and Pipelines business unit is leading the consortium and will be responsible for the "Intelligent Control Systems" sub-project.

The PSI Group develops its own software products for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy grids, energy trading, public transport) and industry (metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). The industry-specific products, which are built from standard components, are sold both directly and via the multi-cloud PSI App Store and can also be customized by customers and partners themselves. PSI was founded in 1969 and employs nearly 2,200 people worldwide.