GE technology helps utilities handle big data

Helping utilities turn meter data into actionable intelligence, GE‘s Digital Energy business has introduced its Grid IQ Insight — Advanced Meter Insight. The solution aids utility operators in prioritizing, validating and making cost-effective business decisions by analyzing data from numerous systems, increasing the value of their meter data by driving new cost efficiencies.

The grid analytics solution was announced today at DistribuTECH 2014, the utility industry’s leading annual transmission and distribution event. GE is displaying a variety of its grid management solutions on-site at DistribuTECH at booth #1949.

GE’s Grid IQ Insight – Advanced Meter Insight — part of the company’s broader Grid IQ Insight analytics solutions — provides utilities with advanced analytics on the performance of its meter and related systems, delivering value to utility managers. The software solution allows utility operators to conduct complex analyses and solve data-intensive utility problems in the control room, at their desks, or in the field.

Grid IQ Insight – Advanced Meter Insight addresses the trend of grid modernization across global utilities. To improve the efficiency and reliability of their operations, many utilities have rolled out large deployments of smart meters across their service territories.

This increase in advanced metering infrastructure has led to an influx of available grid data that can become overwhelming and increasingly more difficult to manage as the data continue to pile up. GE’s grid management solutions, such as its Grid IQ Insight – Advanced Meter Insight, help utilities decipher what data can be utilized to improve their grid systems and enhance their business results.

Using advanced metering infrastructure and network model data, GE’s Grid IQ Insight – Advanced Meter Insight enables a utility to make cost-effective decisions about preventative maintenance to its grid and about the management of assets such as transformers, regulators and other distribution infrastructure. The solution provides utilities with the analytical insight needed to identify and minimize equipment issues, momentary outages and sustained outages.

Built on a secure, reliable and easy-to-use platform, GE’s Grid IQ Insight – Advanced Meter Insight enables utilities to expand their analytic capabilities and improve the functionality and reliability of their grids.

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