Planet OS Signs Up German Utility RWE

    Estonian-born big data startup Planet OS said on Monday it had signed partnership RWE to introduce Big Data infrastructure for geospatial IoT at the German power company.

    The first joint project of two companies is a next generation dashboard for RWE’s Gwynt Y Mor wind farm in Wales, the second largest offshore windfarm in the world.

    “As energy production is becoming increasingly decentralized and more of it will come from renewable sources, we need to start paying close attention to unpredictable weather patterns and other external risk factors the world is facing today,” Peter Terium, Chief Executive of RWE Group, said in a statement. “Working with data technology developed by Planet OS can help us to monitor and analyze geospatial sensor data in one system, improving operational efficiency, safety and production output.”

    Planet OS, which launched as Marinexplore back in 2012, has since refocused to cover data from everywhere on the globe. Its investors include Intertrust Technologies and Philips Electronics.