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Geospatial Network Modeling Solutions for Utilities

Model your entire network with confidence and consistency across your enterprise

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Is your GIS ready to handle the disruption of grid modernization?

Powerful Network-Based GIS for Utilities

Smallworld Electric Office
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Smallworld Electric Office

With more than 25 years' experience and a proven network-based model, GE's Smallworld geospatial asset management offerings provide today's utilities with elegant solutions to network connectivity and data workflow management challenges.

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The electric network modeling solution

Electric Office models and manages location and connectivity of electric T&D network assets from generation through consumption and distributed energy resources.

 

  • Distributed generation: Wind and solar farms
  • Substation internals: Circuit breakers, busbars, etc.
  • T&D network modeling: All voltage levels, 3 phase balanced/unbalanced, mesh and radial
  • Distributed energy resources: rooftop solar, electric vehicle charging, battery storage
  • LV network and structures: poles, civils, street lights, energy service points, meters and consumers

 

Electric Office is a proven, scalable solution with data quality and integrity enforced to support a fully connected, phase aware, network model that is the solid foundation for your grid modernization and network modeling needs.

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Solutions spanning the network asset lifecycle

When you partner with GE for GIS utility expertise, you’ll give everyone access to a single source of data and common network view that ensures electrical integrity and network validity. Smallworld Electric Office provides deep domain expertise with a proven model solution and eliminates redundant business processes and error prone duplicate data maintenance across the enterprise.

 

A model that keeps up with industry changes and is flexible is key. Having a vendor with a solution that spans the end-to-end utility asset lifecycle ensures systems work together when new devices come to market.

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Connect your grid

Your network is the foundation of your business, and key forces affecting the utility industry require a fully connected grid model, from distributed energy resources (DER) and storage, to local energy, smart meters and micro generation. Competing in the contemporary energy sector means addressing challenges, change, and disruption for the modern utility through advanced GIS utilities asset management.

 

Knowing what is constructed, how it is connected, and where you have DER and distributed generation will become even more important as these technologies proliferate across your network. Having a proven network-based geospatial model will reinforce your ability to address these technology and market challenges as you plan and design the evolution of your utility network.

Geospatial network modeling for your rapidly evolving modern grid

Network Design

Maintain the electric integrity of your network model from planning and design through construction and commissioning by sharing a consistent, network-based geospatial model across the enterprise.

Network Operations

Integrate seamlessly with your ADMS and enable control room and mobile field workers with consistent geospatial network information for augmented situational intelligence.

Network Monitor & Maintain

Leverage the value of your network-based geospatial model to address regulatory compliance and generate further value from advanced analytics, planning, forecasting, and machine learning.

 

Native Interoperability

GE is the only vendor with proven solution breadth & depth, as well as the industry experience and technology expertise to provide utilities with end-to-end Distribution solutions. GE’s Native Interoperability spans across the software portfolio (EMS, ADMS, GIS, Mobility & Analytics) and provides utilities with a unique alternative to highly customized & complex interfaces, significantly reducing the total cost of ownership.

Additive Distribution solutions include:

Electric Office

GE’s ADMS together with GE’s Electric Office GIS deliver a single source of truth about the network model across the distribution business - from planning through design, construction to operations, analysis & maintenance. This harmonized network model & integrated workflow provides the accurate and up to date network connectivity model needed for making safe & secure operational decisions and driving a proven power flow for all your advanced distribution application needs.

Mobile Enterprise

Extending GE’s Electric Office GIS and ADMS out to the field with Mobile Enterprise empowers digital mobile workers, breaking down silos across the enterprise through efficient data sharing & integrated workflows between the control room, back office and field crews. By providing for both operational and non-operational use cases, this improved safety and situational awareness will significantly increase efficiency, while reducing downtime and lowering risk of human error.

Grid Analytics

Leveraging our data fabric, GE’s Electric Office GIS and ADMS combined with Grid Analytics enables grid operations to drive new business value & outcomes based on real-time, historic & forecast data from across the distribution business. GE’s Grid Analytics not only deliver additive predictive insights, but also drive better operational performance through a growing suite of customer use cases for advanced simulation & network level optimization.  

Network-based GIS and ADMS integration: On-demand webinars

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Delivering a Single Source of Truth

Geospatial network modeling solutions for utilities from GE provide you with a consistent and shared view of the network, which gives timely frame of reference to your rapidly evolving modern grid. With geospatial network connectivity context, intelligent network analytics augment the overall value of the data being managed through network orchestration and collaborative data governance.

 

In this on-demand webinar, GE presents how integrating a utility's ADMS and GIS systems enables Network Model Orchestration and, with Native Interoperability, how GE’s end-to-end Distribution solutions can drive more value from your network model data and reduce total cost of ownership.

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Energy Queensland & Top Energy

When integrating GIS and ADMS electric utilities are particularly challenged by data issues, namely data quality and the business process around getting data into the network model and keeping it clean.

 

Hear from David Beasley, Solution Architect at Energy Queensland and Matthew Kennedy, Project Manager at Top Energy about their companies’ journey to optimize the integration between their ADMS and GIS to deliver a single source of truth across the enterprise—a consistent and shared network model representing the as-built and as-operated statuses.

Benefits of network-based GIS and geospatial network modeling for utilities:

Cost reductions up to 30%

Streamline design, data capture workflows and ensure accuracy and completeness of the electric network representation from planning through operations and maintenance for the end-to-end asset lifecycle.

Planning time reductions up to 20%

Embed powerflow analysis and optimization module or perform quick and accurate export of the connected network data, to combine with other business data like peak and historical load values, for advanced long-term forecasting and planning analysis studies.

Reduction in new build and internal process costs up to 7%

Optimize design plans to ensure network is built cost effectively while taking into consideration various planning and design alternatives.

Field inspection and back office productivity improvements by as much as 8%

Capture and maintain traceability of asset data to help satisfy requirements placed by regulatory and government agencies. Leverage a single view of the network assets across the enterprise to enable digital field workers to perform inspection and other geospatial asset management tasks on a consistent, shared view of the network model.

Share the network model

Reduce redundant network modeling efforts by up to 30% between GIS, EMS, ADMS, OMS and improve cycle time for data quality improvement by up to 50%.

Improve network asset analysis and data accuracy

Automate fault location, isolation and restoration mechanisms are implemented on top of an accurate network model and modern grid devices, increasing network reliability up to 10% and more.

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