Overview

Create efficient, reliable, sustainable utility operations

Energy and utilities companies play a central role in creating a healthier planet. Global decarbonization efforts through clean, renewable energy are key to meeting the increasing demand for affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.

To address these challenges, energy and utilities companies need to adopt the power of AI-driven and IoT-driven solutions, powered by data and insights, that enable utilities to

  • Improve equipment operations and keep critical assets running at optimal efficiency
  • Spot problems, assess risks and address them in real time
  • Empower technicians with mobile enterprise asset management for safer, more productive maintenance

IBM Maximo® Application Suite offers two key solutions for energy and utilities: IBM Maximo® Utilities for enterprise asset management (EAM) and IBM Maximo® Health and Predict – Utilities for asset performance management (APM).

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Benefits

Improve maintenance practices and plans

Analyze historical and real-time data to determine asset health, predict impending failure, and plan condition-based maintenance and schedules.

Prioritize maintenance and replacement

Enable operations, maintenance and finance personnel to make smarter decisions about maintenance scheduling, asset replacement and new infrastructure investments.

Employ industry best practices

Jump-start operations with embedded data models, workflows and processes for gas and electrical transmission, distribution, power generation, water treatment and wastewater.

IBM Maximo Utilities

Deliver safe, uninterrupted service

IBM Maximo Utilities delivers a comprehensive EAM solution for the electric, gas and water utility industries. Centrally manage assets — such as service trucks, power lines, turbines, people-lifters or earth movers — on a single platform while optimizing their quality and usage with embedded processes and data models. Drive efficiency by following industry best practices, remain in compliance with business and regulatory requirements, and reduce operating costs by enabling advanced planning, scheduling or dispatching based on scope, skills, spatial, linear, weather or other data.

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IBM Maximo Health and Predict – Utilities

Optimize with AI

IBM Maximo Health and Predict – Utilities offers key APM capabilities for utility companies. Combined with AI, it enables you to make smarter decisions through optimized maintenance and replacement actions based on predicted risks plus historical and current asset health and weather data. Use prebuilt data models for key asset classes, such as transformers, switchgear and circuit breakers, and determine risk exposure based on industry scoring methodology for health, criticality, end-of-life probability and effective age. Minimize unplanned repair work and increase asset availability while reducing the risk of equipment failure.

Read the Maximo Health and Predict - Utilities solution brief (PDF, 596 KB) →

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Case studies

Bruce Power: Drives clean energy transformation using data and AI

The nuclear power utility engages IBM to replace a heritage system with the Maximo for Nuclear Power enterprise asset management platform.

Oncor: Improves asset maintenance

Predictive maintenance helps Oncor know where critical issues may occur and deploy resources to reduce power outages and satisfy customers.

DTE Energy: Unlocks synergy and gains flexibility

With integrated Maximo asset management solutions, DTE Energy moves to predictive maintenance, manages its fleet and increases reliability.