Smart global companies are gearing to exhibit at the 4th annual Smart Energy India conference taking place at The Lalit hotel, New Delhi on 31 January- 2 February 2011. This is a key meeting platform for utilities across India and around the globe, aiming to support smarter energy.
[img:Distribution (Custom).thumbnail.jpg| ]Shanghai, China and Seoul, South Korea --- (METERING.COM) --- November 9, 2010 - IBM has announced its participation in smart grid pilot developments with Shanghai Electric Power Company in Shanghai and with POSCO ICT on the Jeju Island demonstration in South Korea.
The Shanghai project has involved the development of a new technology, now being piloted with Shanghai Power, to help energy companies manage power outages more effectively while improving productivity. The Integrated Distribution Outage Planner (IDOP) is an online, real time outage planning tool, which integrates data from relevant departments and processes and manages the schedule of different types of power outage tasks. Using analytics and optimization technology, the IDOP allows the power grid to draw data across the company to conduct analysis of possible factors causing outage and excessive energy consumption. It also can provide scientific arrangements of outage tasks, including the time frame and load transfer path for each outage task. This helps to minimize security risks, increase workload balance, and reduce the amount of time spent on monthly coordination of scheduled power outages from half a month to just a few days.