Oracle has introduced version 1.9.0 of its Utilities Network Management System, an integrated suite of real-time operations applications that provide a foundation to support smart grid initiatives.
According to Oracle, the new release continues to expand the application’s outage and distribution management tools, which are designed to help utilities efficiently distribute power, improve network reliability, access real-time outage data, direct field crews to outage locations, reduce outage durations, increase customer satisfaction and make informed asset-utilization decisions.
Oracle has said that the new release operates on a common data model and delivers a set of services that promote operational efficiencies and IT savings. It includes several distribution management enhancements including: feeder load management, fault location analysis and suggested switching.
Quentin Grady, senior vice president and general manager for Oracle Utilities, said: Oracle is committed to providing the utilities industry with an integrated suite of applications to help accelerate implementation, optimize performance and maximize return on investment. The latest version of Oracle Utilities Network Management System reinforces that commitment by enabling utilities to deliver rapid and cohesive responses to performance challenges and serving as the foundation for smart grid implementations.