Utility Systems Integration Services


Geared at identifying key elements that are missing or requiring improvement in the integration of data, devices and software in a utility system with the goal of reducing cost and maximizing return on investment.

THE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION IS HERE

OUR ENGINEERS PROVIDE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO SECURE YOUR SUCCESS

 
Bringing our expertise and tools to help our customers identify systems needs in order to integrate data, applications, and software to maximize the ROI on assets and ensure a successful transition to modern integrated distributed networks
 
IMPROVE SAFETY • INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY • OPTIMIZE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE • EXPAND OVERALL SYSTEM KNOWLEDGE

Step 1: Set Goals and Objectives

Our team of experts will evaluate each system, process, and software for its effectiveness and viability while documenting any pain points or gaps in integration.

To facilitate discussion, our Energy Software Integration team and the CLIENT will discuss improvement goals from management, major pain points, and any initiatives currently underway or slated for the near future. This step establishes the major goals of the integration study and sets objectives to achieve those goals.

• Major goal and objective setting
• Review of confidentiality and security policies
• Client expectations and desired outcomes
• Communication processes and preferences
• Client-specific financial variables and current costs

Step 2: Discovery

EPE will first meet with management to identify the operations of the CLIENT, their current system infrastructure, and the overall processes and integration of each system.

• Identification of departments and their roles. Key departments may include:
- Mapping
- Dispatch
- Planning
- Engineering
- Field Personnel
- Management

• Key personnel in each department

• Current software or process utilized by each department, such as:
- Mapping / GIS package
- Engineering Analysis Software
- Customer Information System (CIS)
- Outage Management System (OMS)
- Staking Software
- SCADA or other system metering devices
- Record keeping (such as excel or database structure)

• Identification of 3rd party data sources, such as:
- AMR/AMI
- Fleet Tracking
- Call Center

Step 3: Process and Technology Analysis

Following the initial, EPE will analyze the results to produce a discovery and recommendations report. The discovery section of the report will include:
• Integration map showing which software and data sources talk to each other and by what means
• Flowchart depicting general process flows for major tasks
• Description of each department and their respective roles
• Long lead time items
• Pain points
• Missing integration
• Missing data sources