Overview

Grid Operations from IBM includes the services, software, hardware, technology and partners to help transmission and distribution utilities better monitor, control and manage the grid as it evolves from a traditional one-way energy system to a more complex, interconnected, participatory network. IBM has global smart grid implementation experience, methodologies, software, hardware and advanced research capabilities to help utility companies reduce financial, operational and technology risks as they invest in a smarter grid.

How it works

Provides energy and utility organizations with operational and analytical capabilities to improve distribution and transmission network performance. This is accomplished by an integrated grid-management system that brings together key operational control systems for outage management, distribution management, geographic information, asset and workforce management, DER dispatch, and settlement services. Our proposition is to add value to traditional control room operations by integrating SCADA, DMS and OMS systems with the utility’s other core systems of record (asset management, GIS and customer systems) and enable optimization of operations through analytics spanning these domains.

How you benefit

Implementing this solution can help energy and utility companies:

  • Improve network operations performance
  • Reduce outages and outage response times
  • Proactively manage the presence of distributed energy resources
  • Improve asset utilization and relieve constraints
  • Maintain security and compliance
  • Meet energy conservation goals
  • Streamline regulatory compliance and reporting procedures

Additional resources

Whitepaper

The modern era energy grid (MEeG) and the role of energy integrator

Learn how utilities are embracing the role of energy integrator, optimizing supply and demand, integrating alternative energy sources and positioning themselves to thrive in new markets.

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Managing Uncertainty

Watch this animated video to see how utility companies and customers can take advantage of a better way to manage uncertainty.

Solution Brief

Grid operations for energy and utilities

See how grid operations offerings from IBM can help evolve your electric network operations in a secure manner in order to meet the demands of customers, shareholders, generators, regulators, governments and society as a whole.

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The Energy Integrator

Stephen Callahan, IBM, details how the energy integrator operates in three spheres of influence.

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IBM Insights Foundation for Energy

To unlock the value hidden in data, energy and utility companies are turning to advanced analytics to turn business challenges into opportunities.

Meet our energy and utilities experts

Steve Hoy

Steve Hoy

E&U Center of Competency - T&D Solutions Leader

Amar Pradhan

Amar Pradhan

Global Strategy & Solution Leader - Power Generation

Jason Kinslow

Jason Kinslow

Associate Partner, Strategy & Transformation - Energy and Utilities

Meet our energy and utilities experts

Steve Hoy

Steve Hoy

E&U Center of Competency - T&D Solutions Leader

Amar Pradhan

Amar Pradhan

Global Strategy & Solution Leader - Power Generation

Jason Kinslow

Jason Kinslow

Associate Partner, Strategy & Transformation - Energy and Utilities

Meet our energy and utilities experts

Steve Hoy

Steve Hoy

E&U Center of Competency - T&D Solutions Leader

Amar Pradhan

Amar Pradhan

Global Strategy & Solution Leader - Power Generation

Jason Kinslow

Jason Kinslow

Associate Partner, Strategy & Transformation - Energy and Utilities

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