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    Enabling the smart utility.

    Control Center: IT/OT Convergence

    Enabling the smart utility.

    • White Paper How the Convergence of IT and OT Enables Smart Grid Development

      The goal for any utility that invests in smart grid technology is to attain higher efficiency and reliable performance. A smart grid platform implies the convergence of Operations Technology (OT) – the grid physical infrastructure assets and applications, and Information Technology (IT) – the human interface that enables rapid and informed decision making. This paper describes best practices for migrating to a scalable, adaptable, smart grid network.

      How the Convergence of IT and OT Enables Smart Grid Development
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    • White Paper Developing a Roadmap to a Smarter Utility

      The regulatory and operational landscape of Smart Grid technologies is highly complex. Conducting thorough research-based strategic planning is essential. Each utility must map its journey to becoming a Smart Utility based on its own unique business drivers and technology needs. This paper presents a proven five-step methodology for developing a cost-effective roadmap for achieving Smart Grid capabilities and maximizing their benefits.

      Developing a Roadmap to a Smarter Utility
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    • Case Studies The Next Generation of Outage Management Systems - Nova Scotia Power

      When Nova Scotia Power decided to upgrade its ageing system, it became the first Canadian utility to implement an advanced distribution management system. ADMS unites three systems - DMS, OMS, and SCADA, and provides multiple benefits.

      The Next Generation of Outage Management Systems - Nova Scotia Power
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    • Case Studies Utility Leverages Advanced Network Integration to Implement Smart Grid Strategy

      Unison’s new Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) merges SCADA, distribution, and outage management capabilities.

      Utility Leverages Advanced Network Integration to Implement Smart Grid Strategy
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      Challenges

      Electric utilities are preparing for a number of challenges facing the industry - growing regulatory and customer pressure for increased reliability and reduced carbon emissions, and as well as increases in severe weather patterns and network outages. Utilities are also faced with an urgent requirement to integrate their Operations Technology (OT) – physical grid infrastructure assets and applications – and Information Technology (IT) – the systems and human interfaces that enable rapid and informed decision making.
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      Integrated Smart Grid Solutions

      Integrated Smart Grid solutions from Schneider Electric empower your utility’s transition into a next-generation energy provider by enabling safer, more reliable, and more efficient power management.

      Why work with Schneider Electric

      • Prosumer icon IT/OT Convergence Schneider Electric’s integrated suite of Smart Grid solutions enables the continued convergence of IT and OT within your utility, from control center to customer. Our real-time IT/OT solutions provide advanced functionality, performance, and scalability to processes millions of remote data points.
      • Distribution icon Smart Utility Solutions Our integrated solutions allow your utility to achieve improved reliability and resiliency, efficient and safe operations, improved energy efficiency and quality, and reduced total cost of ownership and capital investment.

      Facts

      • Blue handshake icon Proven experience implementing advanced Smart Grid solutions for utilities.
      • Blue prosumer icon Flexible, integrated solutions enabling IT/OT convergence.
      • Blue EcoXpert icon Leading-edge teams of engineers and scientists creating and implementing next-generation solutions.
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