Space-Time Insight, a provider of situational intelligence solutions, has announced that the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD (News - Alert)) has implemented Space-Time Insight's geospatial and visual analytics software.
This new software facilitates faster and more informed smart grid decisions. The new system correlates, analyzes and visualizes data in smart grid, distribution, outage, fire and weather systems. It is also the core of SMUD’s new Distribution Operations Center.
This new solution was implemented as a part of SMUD's ‘Situational Awareness and Visual Intelligence (SAVI) initiative.’ This initiative is designed to improve the speed and quality of data analysis and decision-making.
The Space-Time Insight system synthesizes numerous streams of disparate data quickly. It also provides assessments of grid and asset health, weather, wind and fire conditions. The system aids both managers and operators in responding faster to outages and in making more informed decisions about investments and maintenance.
Paul Lau, Assistant General Manager, Power Supply and Grid Operations at SMUD says, “The volume of data generated by our smart assets made it clear that we had to continue to innovate to improve the reliability and safety of service to our customers. With common operational views, personnel across our organization can now implement more cost-effective asset planning and maintenance practices, collaborate as one team to respond rapidly to emergency situations and outages, and more readily understand the real-time impact of weather and fires on our daily operations.”
Rob Schilling, CEO of Space-Tight Insight, explains that, "As organizations like SMUD bring smart assets into their infrastructure, the static reports, spreadsheets and tools that inform decisions based on yesterday's data are simply inadequate for running an operation. The whole point of collecting all this granular data is to use it to improve service reliability and efficiency. We commend SMUD for recognizing the value of this data and for taking the initiative to extract valuable insights from the smart technologies in which they are investing."
SMUD began delivering power to the Sacramento region in 1946. It now provides power for most of Sacramento County and portions of Placer and Yolo counties. It’s focus is on green energy and conservation.
Edited by Alisen Downey