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GIS for Enhanced Electric Utility Performance

GIS for Enhanced Electric Utility Performance

By (author): Bill Meehan
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781608075607

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This book describes how geospatial technology in the form of a modern enterprise geographic information system (GIS) can be applied to all aspects of the electric utility business from Smart Grid to generation to transmission to distribution to the retail supply of electricity to customers. This book appeals to readers that are interested not only in the technical details of a GIS enabled electric system, but also how such a system works in the real business world.
Introduction - So What Exactly Is a Utility GIS?. Geocentric Versus Geoenabled. The Future of Utility GIS.; GIS and the Business of the Utility - GIS: A Spatial Context for Solutions. GIS Helps to Put Locational Data in Order. Development of GIS at Electric Utilities. GIS Architectures. What Matters Most to the Electric Utility. What an Electric Company Does. The Utility Value Chain and Its Spatial Nature. Location Critical for Energy Supply. GIS Is Not Just About Mapping.; Location Matters for Energy Supply - What Is in This Chapter?. A New Era for Electrical Energy Supply. The Energy Supply Market. Managing Power Generation Performance. Managing the Infrastructure. Managing Support Services. Managing Information. Location Matters in Energy Supply.; Electric Transmission and GIS - Location Is Essential to Transmission. A System in Transition. What Does GIS Have to Do with Transmission?. What Transmission Operators Worry About. Managing Transmission System Operations. Managing Transmission System Development. Managing Transmission Support Services. The Transmission Information Model. GIS Matters for Electric Transmission ; The GIS Electric Distribution Facilities Model - Distribution Business Versus Retail. Distribution System Mapping Started a Century Ago. The Electric Distribution System Facility Model. Parts of the Distribution System and the GIS Data Model. HV/MV Substations. Medium-Voltage Network and Feeders. Medium- to Medium-Voltage (MV/MV) Substations. Low-Voltage Substations. The Low-Voltage Network. Distribution Structural Elements. Summary of the Current State of GIS and the Electric Facilities Model. The Facility Information Model for Electric Distribution. The Facilities Model of the Electric Distribution System. Where the Facility Model Is Going. ; Electric Distribution Development and Operations - GIS Means Business for Electric Distribution. Electric System Development Using GIS. Distribution Planning. The Work Order Process. Substation Planning, Design, and Construction. Summary of the Role of GIS in Electric Distribution Infrastructure Development. Nonemergency Business Operations and Maintenance. GIS Used in Electric Distribution Development and Operations.; Emergency and Outage Management - Emergency Management. How Well Does the Utility Manage Its Reliability?. Risk Profiling. The Four Rs of Emergency Management for Electric Utilities. Outage Management. The Emergency Management Information Model. GIS and Emergency and Operations Management.; GIS Enhances the Retail Business - The Meter. AMI Network. Meter Data Management (MDM) Systems. Role of GIS in AMI. Customer Care Business Processes and Drivers. GIS and the New Customer Connect Process. GIS and Billing, Credit, and Collections. GIS and Metering. The Call Center. Geomarketing for the Retail Business. Economic Development. GIS and Customer Care.; GIS and Shared Support Services - Managing Land Information in GIS. Environmental Issues. Logistics and Supply Chain. Finance, Accounting, and Corporate Management. GIS Is Critical to Shared Support Services. ;
  • Bill Meehan Bill Meehan is the director of ESRI utility solutions. He earned his M.S. in engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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