Deep knowledge of the electrical industry

The company’s staff has extensive experience in the energy sector and knows how to deal with the complex decision-making issues arising at both strategic and operational levels. How to successfully interact with electricity markets, how to control load and generation to avoid congestions and overvoltages, how to optimise your investments in energy generation and storage, how to supervise local energy systems; all these complex tasks fall into the company’s field of expertise. Our deep knowledge of the energy sector has been acquired through many years of close collaboration with many industrial partners.

Artificial intelligence and optimisation

Blacklight Analytics has high levels of technical expertise in mathematical programming, optimisation, machine learning and, more generally, artificial intelligence (AI). Our seasoned engineers have experience in applying those cutting-edge techniques to real-world problems. They are aware of the latest advances in these actively researched fields and always provide optimum solutions to the problems at hand.

Software engineering

Software engineering is at the core of our business. We build quality software that matches increasingly demanding industry standards. Our engineers are committed to delivering the most appropriate solution to address customer needs and to quickly adapt to changing requirements.

Ease of integration

From Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to on-premise solutions, we build flexible software that can accommodate arbitrary IT requirements. For example, we support many communication protocols (e.g. ICCP/TASE.2, Modbus, SNMP, HTTP, ...), data import procedures (e.g. SQL, Excel, JSON, XML, ...), or authentication systems (e.g. LDAP, SSO, ...).

Recent realisations

Here are some recently developed solutions that we designed to optimize strategic, operational and commercial decisions by leveraging state-of-the-art predictive analytics algorithms.

Computation of hosting capacities in distribution networks

Global Capacity Announcement (GCAN) is our solution to help distribution system operators plan the capacity of renewable energy that their electrical network can accommodate without compromising operational limits. The GCAN web application integrates DSO data to provide essential features such as rich visualization of the distribution network, what-if analysis, concise reporting, and much more. Depending on your IT requirements, the platform can be hosted on your server infrastructure or in the cloud.

Active electrical network management

We have developed an Active Network Management (ANM) solution that relies on SCADA-agnostic technologies to prevent congestion and voltage issues by means of smart decision-making algorithms. Such a solution increases the share of distributed and renewable energy generation that DSOs can host in their network while avoiding prohibitive infrastructure reinforcement costs. Our ANM scheme can furthermore exploit the flexibility of loads and storage devices to decrease the reliance on generation curtailment and reduce operational costs.

Smart supervision of local energy systems and power installations

Power management systems are essential to the proper operation of integrated power installations. Our PMS can leverage the value of local storage and production means and coordinate consumption processes to optimise energy costs and to benefit from energy market opportunities. Optimal control of storage devices, scheduling of consumption processes, and interactions with complex and multi-level energy markets are achieved using advanced and robust predictive analytics and decision-making algorithms.

Management and analytical software for energy businesses

We have designed purpose-built applications to manage the data and processing requirements of energy businesses (e.g. retailers, energy contractors, ...). Our solutions feature decision-support capabilities by computing dedicated analytics that extract key information from the data at hand. We can both develop standalone software solutions or integrate with existing CRM and ERP applications.

Co-Founders

Quentin Gemine

Quentin Gemine PhD

CEO

Quentin's commitment to innovation and quality stimulates day-to-day operations to understand and fulfill customers' needs, guided by his experience as a researcher and software engineer.

Bertrand Cornélusse

Bertrand Cornélusse Prof.

Innovation Advisor

Bertrand guides innovation needs and new products for Blacklight Analytics. He leads the smart-microgrids research team at the University of Liège, where he also teaches electrical engineering.

Damien Ernst

Damien Ernst Prof.

Strategic Advisor

Building upon his research in the fields of energy and AI as a full professor at the University of Liège, together with his many collaborations with the energy industry, Damien influences the overall strategy of the company.

Julien Confetti

Julien Confetti

Digital Experience Lead

Julien focuses on delivering intuitive end-to-end applications in harmony with business goals. He also leads most UI development projects.