A range of capabilities to meet current and future needs
Asset performance management - past, present, and future
Performance analytics provide historical and real-time assessment of critical assets. Aggregate relevant data sources - structured and unstructured (SCADA, historians, MQTT, OPC, OSI, EAM, GIS, inspection and operation logs, weather) - associated with asset performance and apply pre-built asset models based upon industry standards and covering a wide range of critical transmission and distribution assets to provide real-time assessment of asset performance. Models can be customized as needed.
Determine risk exposure and potential impact on the grid
Risk exposure analytics provide information in context of grid operations by aggregating and analyzing asset performance data to calculate probability of asset failure and impact on the grid. Failure calculations indicate probability that a single asset or a network will fail, as well as consequential criticality of failure. It employs grid-aware linear analytics that use utility GIS connectivity records to traverse the network to evaluate the cascading effect of upstream and downstream assets.
Performance and risk analyses support asset investment plans
Through various what-if scenarios operations personnel can determine the best investment plan possible according to the provider’s objectives and constraints. Investment plans can be exported to asset investment planning solutions for network wide asset investment analysis guided by corporate level investment constraints such as risk-level (maintain a specified level of risk) or budget-level (conform to a specified budget target) as the criterion for developing the investment scenario.
Connectivity model reduces manual verification costs
Employ a patented linear analytics algorithm - with an accuracy greater than 90% - that utilizes AMI/smart meter data to identify which meters are connected to which electric phase and provide recommendations to help fix connectivity records without time and expense of sending crews into the field. Automated verification can help: improve fault location, isolation and service restoration, facilitate accurate analysis following system trouble, and provide greater detail regarding outage extent.
IBM Energy & Utility Data Model
IBM Data Model for Energy and Utilities (DMEU) provides pre-defined data structures designed to address the definition of both traditional data warehouses, dimensional data marts, and support unstructured data like social media and communications. Data structures and types include: outage history, asset monitoring data, maintenance records, asset financial optimization for CAPEX/OPEX, outage analytics, weather, work management budget and forecasting, distributed generation, and net metering.
Wind farm operations and performance
Wind360 offers role based access to historical, current and predictive insights for wind turbines and wind farms. Provides situational awareness for assets using historical and real-time data obtained from relevant operational systems associated with wind farms. Optionally incorporates weather data through the IBM Weather Company to further optimize wind farm performance and assess turbine health and risk. Reports provide overall and detailed analysis of wind farm performance based upon KPIs.
Open Source software support
How customers use it
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