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Enersource Streamlines Utility Operations Center with Advanced Distribution Management System
To efficiently manage its electric network and meet service reliability expectations of customers, Enersource combined outage management and distribution management capabilities to automate various network functions, streamline operations,and create an integrated operating model.
Our suite of coordinated solutions for electrical distribution network operations improves reliability, efficiency, and customer satisfaction by rapidly connecting staff to relevant and reliable data together with the necessary tools for the task at hand. They detect outages sooner and restore power faster and more efficiently. They harness existing data to enhance customer outage experience and identify patterns in incidents and probable cause.
Whether deploying afull, end-to-end advanced distribution management system (ADMS) or integrating existing capabilities into an advanced outage management system (OMS), Hexagon's solutions streamline operations, expedite decisions and actions, and provide comprehensive operational intelligence to the enterprise in real time.
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Hexagon’s advanced OMS solution enables electrical distribution operators to track outages and restore service, feed customer communications, monitor and operate the distribution system, provide grid analysis and optimization, manage and inform field crews, and provide an invaluable source of operational intelligence to the enterprise.
Intergraph InService provides the core capabilities, integrating with third-party systems (like SCADA, AMI, DNA, DMS, CIS, and WAMS) to deliver streamlined operations by unifying critical capabilities for network management with those for outage management. Hexagon’s advanced OMS provides some of the benefits of real-time network intelligence, automation, and control without having to invest a full ADMS.
Our InService system expands the capability of standard outage management systems by providing the tools needed to manage critical resources through integrated computer-aided dispatch. The combination of the live network picture, integrated communications, and crew tracking provides everything the dispatcher needs to identify and dispatch the nearest and best crew for a job.
Advanced system dispatching tools can also help locate the closest crew, recommend crews using skills and equipment, and monitor shift times.
Our outage analytics and reporting solution is a simple-to-use web tool that extends enterprise access to operational information (historical as well as near-real time), visualization, analysis, and reporting. We provide real-time situational awareness of unfolding incidents, operational deployments, and restoration progress during major events. Our software also provides insight into historical performance, trends, and possible root causes, helping companies proactively reduce the number of outage events.
We help monitor indicators of emerging issues before they become problems, such as outage duration, frequency of outages, system availability, and response times. The system is simple to set up andintegrate within existing information technology landscapes. It works with leading OMS and GIS systems from third-parties, as well as Hexagon’s, and provides richer insight by combining data from disparate systems in a unified view.
Our damage assessment solution assists storm management by coordinating the collection of storm-related damage to utility assets and enabling operators to make immediate, informed decisions on a utility restoration plan. The solution provides tools for strategic planning, field data collection, and real-time analysis. It is built on industry standards, enabling it to work with any OMS and GIS.
Field personnel can use tablets to note the specifics at each location. Progress is tracked in real time with analysis tools in a dashboard, helping utilities to prioritize restoration areas and get the lights back on faster than ever before.
In addition to data collected directly, crowdsourcing can provide a valuable supplemental source of intelligence. Our Mobile Alert solution engages the public to report incidents and details using an easy-to-use smartphone app. The reports provide location, short descriptions, timestamps, and images.
Our outage notification solution provides customers with more timely and relevant outage information. It enables operators to incorporate data from the OMS with their customer communications and preference management platforms to drive better communications.
Events in the OMS triggers Intergraph Outage Notifications to generate a customer list, which the utility’s customer communications system uses to automate delivery in accordance with the options the customers has specified. This enables customers to receive the outage information they want in via the channels they choose.
With our solutions, utility companies can provide customers with near-real-time information about outages affecting their home or business, as well as advance notification of planned outages.
The integrated operating model implementation is providing a good foundation basis to help Enersource meet the growing energy demands of tomorrow without sacrificing the excellent service and safety it has delivered for the past 90 years.