Working closely with the National Grid Partners Innovation team, AiDash developed its ISMS over the past nine months.
National Grid and AiDash representatives will present the new system that will help companies achieve their sustainability goals including the 10% biodiversity net gain by 2030. The unveiling today will be led by Stephen Marland, Director of Innovation at National Grid Partners, alongside Abhishek Singh, CEO of AiDash.
AiDash is a leading provider of satellite and AI-powered operations, maintenance and sustainability platform. Its new ISMS software as a service (SaaS) solution, would enable customers like National Grid, a leading energy company, to meet the biodiversity net gain standards (BNG).
Its software also will increase cost savings for customers and other efficiencies by eliminating frequent land surveys that are currently performed manually.
"Sustainably responsible organisations are struggling to find integrated operations platforms that can help them stay on top of their goals and meet the regulations within their sectors," said Singh.
"Existing tools and techniques lack the ability to analyse historical data and make data-driven environmental improvements. Our new platform solves this problem, allowing organisations to achieve resource efficiency and implement individual Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Any organisation and/or government body with large land or water assets can benefit from ISMS," he added.
AiDash: Overcoming challenges to tackle biodiversity
Many organisations with large landholdings face the challenge of using traditional on the ground surveying methods to accurately map the land type. As well as understand and measure the biodiversity level of each habitat.
This is seen in many utilities, energy, water and wastewater companies, including the National Grid.
A common hindrance of the implementation of natural capital enhancement plans for progressive, environmentally conscious organisations is the cost and process complexities of using these methods.
In a recent survey by SAP and Oxford Economics, 50% of utility and energy executives said increased process complexity is a hindrance to meeting sustainability goals.
The ISMS 'Land' module would help customers reduce laborious fieldwork through the AI-backed image analysis for systematic mapping, planning and assessing land enhancements.
It also aids customers as they quantify biodiversity to plan sustainable land development and restoration initiatives based on the environmental value of varying habitats. The GHG emissions are measured across sources like well pads and gas pipelines through the ISMS 'Air' module.
Prem Gabbi, Head of National Grid Property commented on the new offering: “Collaborating with AiDash's satellite-powered Intelligent Sustainability Management System could enable us to make environmental surveys and audits, relatively seamless while saving weeks of manual labour in the fieldwork. This means we could efficiently leverage repeatable and transparent satellite data to design optimal strategies for enhancing the biodiversity across c.3500 hectares of non-operational National Grid land in the UK and regularly monitor improvements while reallocating internal resources."