Hydro Ottawa is Ontario, Canada’s, third-largest municipally owned electric utility. A key part of its smart grid plan was the need for more robust high-speed communications infrastructure to support data transmission among smart grid systems and equipment.
The utility’s plan included upgrading existing fiber for high-speed use, building out fiber, and adding a wireless network for remote switches and sensors. After seeing an affiliate company struggle with managing this type of information on spreadsheets, Hydro Ottawa needed a system to help manage this process.
Discover how Hydro Ottawa uses Intergraph G/Technology Fiber Optic Works to maintain a definitive source of reliable, location-based information describing the network and its connectivity. Learn how Hydro Ottawa tracks which fiber lines are being used, what they’re being used for, and which circuit they belong to on the network.
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Pamela Bernier is a senior marketing specialist for Hexagon's Safety & Infrastructure division. Bernier has five years of experience in the public safety and utilities industry including police, fire, emergency management, and distribution – gaining valuable insight into the global business. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.