Evolving Electric Utility Information Systems to leverage the Smart Grid

Konferenz: VDE-Kongress 2012 - Intelligente Energieversorgung der Zukunft
05.11.2012 - 06.11.2012 in Stuttgart, Deutschland

Tagungsband: VDE-Kongress 2012

Seiten: 9Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Roy, Chuck; Mullins, Steven (Siemens Smart Grid Services – Metering & Communication Solutions)

With limited IT/IS budgets and staff, Electric Distribution Utilities are forced to choose which information systems to upgrade, replace and add to obtain Smart Grid benefits as they upgrade their distribution networks. This paper presents a recommended road map of Smart Grid projects many utilities have followed to evolve their information systems to maximize the benefits of their smart grid investment as well as minimize risk and cost. The paper defines Smart Grid and proceeds to present a Utility’s typical information systems landscape at the beginning of a Smart Grid deployment together with a collection of what the industry considers Smart Grid “Applications” that need to be purchased and deployed. The paper illustrates a recommended deployment roadmap for utilities interested in evolving their information system landscape to support the Smart Grid.