Smart Grid

February 12, 2014

GRIDiant's GRIDview Solution Selected by Burbank Water & Power

GRIDiant Corporation recently announced that its GRIDview Asset Loading & Voltage Monitoring solution has been selected by Burbank Water & Power (BWP) to identify and monitor asset loads and voltages on the network for improved reliability and performance. The officials from GRIDiant said that the solution will help BWP have better visibility of system and asset performance.

GRIDview dashboard and visualization applications combine the Dynamic Connectivity Model, static data from GIS, and dynamic data from MDM or AMI, SCADA, and OMS systems to provide full geospatial visualization into the distribution network. Using detailed calculations and monitored data, network health and asset performance, technical and non-technical losses and peak load contributors are identified, monitored, and displayed, resulting in improved strategies for asset management, revenue protection, and demand response programs. The solution is ideal for predictive maintenance and planning for all components on the distribution system including all lines, feeders, transformers, switches, capacitors and DA equipment.

The solution will help BWP visualize loading profiles from the substation to the distribution transformer, as well as monitoring voltage levels through the use of AMI data. To provide significant improvements in CAIDI and outage response times, GRIDiant's team of advanced power engineers will analyze BWP's network using GRIDplan FCI application.

"Burbank Water and Power has partly been leveraging its investment in AMI by using the data in a new light of engineering practice which has improved field troubleshooting, capital spending, and maintenance of equipment. Having a tool such as GRIDview will cast aside the complicated spaghetti-coded spreadsheets our engineers are using and simplify the data for use by our entire organization. Not only will this software save the organization labor hours, it will quantify a dollar amount behind your decision based on power losses and the impact on equipment life. As an engineer, I will have a granular view of the cost impact my design will have on my organization in the years to come," states Riad Sleiman, senior electrical engineer for Burbank Water and Power.     

In related news, GRIDiant Corporation recently announced the go-live of GRIDplan Reliability, an advanced grid management software application for network reliability and improvements analysis at Pepco a wholly owned subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI). This installation represents another step in Pepco's broad program of measures toward upgrading its systems and enhancing reliability of service for its customers.

Edited by Ryan Sartor