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Smart Grid

A smarter grid is transparent, accessible, resilient. And optimized from the user on up.

Grid operations for energy and utilities

The challenge

Everyday issues for grid management

Utilities around the globe are faced with pressures on several fronts: to improve reliability, efficiency, customer satisfaction and utilization of assets; to reduce outages; to avoid new infrastructure construction; and to address environmental conservation. At the same time, a growing number of alternatives are emerging, including wind and solar power, customers who want to be involved in managing their own energy affairs, the emergence of electric vehicles, energy storage and microgrids, which bring additional challenges.


The solution

Improve operations and asset management

The grid operations offerings for energy and utilities are part of the IBM® Intelligent Utility Network Solution. With our ecosystem of IBM Business Partners, we can help utility clients like you realize your next-generation network operations systems, and reengineer and automate processes across the utility enterprise.

We provide the grid sensing capabilities, communications networks, IT infrastructure hardware and software, systems and cyber security, and help ensure integration under a common architecture. We also provide analytics and optimization software tools and services to help you gain more intelligence and business improvements from the wealth of information that is becoming available to utilities through smarter grid investments across the enterprise.

Finally, we provide the needed business and technical services to enable the above, including project development, systems integration, project management office, vendor selection, testing, security, communications networks, change management, training and application support.


The benefits

Increased performance and understanding

The grid operations offerings can help your enterprise:



The specifics

Enhance operational and analytical capabilities

The grid operations offerings include: