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- and IoT-driven solutions, solutions, powered by data and insights, to 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® 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 of Maximo for the energy and utilities industry

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 process for gas and electrical transmission, distribution, power generation, water treatment and wastewater.

IBM Maximo Utilities: Deliver safe, uninterrupted service

IBM Maximo Utilities, part of the IBM Maximo® Application Suite provides a comprehensive EAM solution for the electric, gas and water utility industries. With it, you can centrally manage all the assets needed to operate your utility – like service trucks, power lines, turbines, people-lifters or earth movers – efficiently and effectively on a single platform and database.

With Maximo Utilities, you can optimize the quality and usage of your assets throughout their lifecycle, drive efficiency, stay in compliance and reduce operating costs. Using industry best practices. Maximo Utilities enables you to:

  • Support all types of assets in water, gas and electric utilities with embedded process and data models.
  • Keep pace with the ever-changing business and regulatory requirements with a configurable solution.
  • Advanced planning, scheduling or dispatching based on scope, skills, spatial, linear, weather or other data.

→ Watch the webinar: Innovations driving the future of asset management in energy and utility organizations (28:48)

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IBM Maximo Health and Predict – Utilities: Optimize with AI

IBM Maximo Health and Predict – Utilities, part of the IBM Maximo Application Suite, offers key asset performance management (APM) capabilities for utility companies. Combined with AI, it enables you make smarter decisions through optimized maintenance and replacement actions, based on predicted risks.

With Maximo Health and Predict – Utilities you can minimize unplanned repair work, increase asset availability and reduce the risk of equipment failure. You can also:

  • Use prebuilt data models for key asset classes such as transformers, switchgear and circuit breakers
  • Determine risk exposure with industry scoring methodology for health, criticality, risk, end-of-life probability and effective age
  • Aggregate and analyze current and historical operational and weather data to visualize asset health 

→ Read the Maximo Health and Predict – Utilities solution brief (PDF, 335 KB)

→ Explore the APM demo

Energy and utilities industry case studies

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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.

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Oncor: Improves asset maintenance

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

Edward Nickolite, IT Manager at DTE Energy

DTE Energy: Unlocks synergy and gains flexibility

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

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