These upgrades include all of the back-office systems needed to run and manage the devices on the grid, for example, our Distribution Management System, which receives and analyzes data captured on thousands of sensors and switches.
Outage Management Systems:
- Enable implementation of the self-optimizing grid
- Provide the intelligence and analytical capability to optimize distribution grid performance in near real time
- Enable more effective management of distributed energy resources
- Continue cybersecurity hardening
Multiyear program upgrades include:
GRID MONITORING & CONTROL SYSTEMS
Integrating the Distribution Management System (DMS), the Outage Management System (OMS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) to enable data captured by thousands of devices on the distribution system to be analyzed.
INTEGRATED TOOLS FOR OUTAGE APPLICATIONS (ITOA)
Integrated Tools for Outage Applications (ITOA) upgrades focus on modernizing computer-aided tools that help grid operators better manage work associated with outages, allowing Duke Energy to better and more efficiently respond to customer needs.
SERVICE SUITE 9 (SS9)
This upgrade consolidates several systems and improves the capabilities used to manage power outage-related work. It enables our employees in the field to better collaborate with each other and share real-time information, allowing them to safely and more quickly restore electricity to our customers.
GRID ANALYTICS SYSTEMS
Health Risk Management (HRM) and Enterprise Distribution System Health (EDSH) are data analytics tools that build upon the digital technologies already deployed out on the grid. They both utilize data collected from digital grid devices to enable more informed planning and decision-making by helping us better predict equipment failures, prioritize maintenance activities and more strategically plan equipment maintenance. These data-driven tools will allow grid operators to more efficiently manage and maintain the hundreds of thousands of grid assets in ways that reduce maintenance cost and improve electric service by reducing or eliminating customer outages.