KBC structured the overall program and governance, supported the implementation of system infrastructure, defined and delivered initial applications, and supported training and self-serve efforts.
To date, KBC has implemented:
- Overall infrastructure and business focused models to provide context for users and applications
- Visualization and analytics associated with advanced grid technologies (AMI meters, Fault Indicators, Power Quality Management) and system health devices (Network Protection)
- Monitoring of the power distribution system including overall feeder monitoring and analytics to improve system reliability and performance
- Monitoring of the power generation fleet including unit and ground water monitoring to improve reliability and economic performance
Embedded as a partner to the client, KBC has provided overall program management, established infrastructure and a governance process, and leads multiple user’s groups within the utility. KBCs work has included the definition of the business case for new applications, definition, delivery, and turn over. These initiatives were delivered using an iterative process to ensure end user engagement. These applications have delivered value in reducing the time required to gather information and provide improved information and analytics across the organization. A key element of the overall delivery is working closely with end users to support the adoption of new applications and technologies.
Providing focus on the integration and application of the utility’s PI System has made significant improvements in bringing information from isolated systems together into a single system of record. This integration resulted in a reduction of the time required to gather and analyze data, provided useful insights into situational awareness, and improved overall generation and distribution system performance.
program roadmap based on
use cases and value assessment
delivered in generation, renewables,
and advanced grid technology
Distribution system improvements of over
through power quality, capital planning
and engineering resource efficiencies
Initial unit performance improvements of
through Energy Imbalance Market performance and resource efficiencies
Integrated utility OT meets IT
“Using a value-focused approach to defining and delivering the solution, the client continues to see a steady flow of value from their investment in an enterprise wide approach.”Lisa Williams, Manager, US Operations, IT & IIoT Services - USA, KBC