Cast your mind back to the recent past. If a Planning Engineer wanted to carry out a single grid simulation, it’d take two days to collect and align all the relevant data. And then just another 30 seconds to run the analysis. We’ve come a long way since then, but the sheer volume of data has grown too — and that presents new challenges.
Today, you must collect, process, and analyze data from millions of end points and integrate them with a wider grid ecosystem. That ecosystem is rapidly expanding (consider the ongoing penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) alone), which means more and more data to manage.
To make sense of what’s happening, you can’t just look at everything in isolation. You need the ability to analyze multiple data sources in a single place. When you have a centralized way to monitor your operational data, it becomes easier to improve reliability, optimize energy usage, and make proactive grid management decisions.