grid modernisation

Guam Power Authority (GPA) has selected Landis+Gyr to provide grid analytics solutions to support loss reduction, improve asset life and distribution system reliability.According to a release, Landis+Gyr is providing its advanced grid analytics platform and full suite of applications along with professional implementation and consulting services. This includes the use of its asset loading, voltage analysis, distributed energy resource optimiser, reliability planner, revenue protection and capacity contribution applications.

Leveraging advanced analytics

Guam Power Authority will utilise real-time and historical smart meter data, GIS, and other system data for intelligent planning and operational analysis. [US utility selects Landis+Gyr to improve grid management]

[quote] Advanced grid analytics will also assess the health of assets to prevent potential failures, monitor and manage load, enable voltage management programmes, and help reduce technical and non-technical losses. The planning functions will allow the utility to optimise capital and operations and maintenance improvement programmes, while gaining insights to manage the integration of renewable energy resources.

John Cruz, manager of Strategic Planning and Operations Research Division (SPORD) at GPA, said: “Analytics is the logical next step for GPA as we continue to add value from our existing smart grid and data management investments.

“We’ve already seen the possibilities for system and efficiency improvements from our AMI network and now we will be able to more easily put all of this information we have to use in a way that continues service improvements for our customers.”

Gridstream AMI solution

Guam Power Authority completed installation of Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream AMI solution in 2014, and has seen improvements in customer satisfaction, reduction in line losses and outage management benefits. [Landis+Gyr upgrades GridStream AMI solution]

“GPA is innovative in both their approach to smart grid implementation and planning.  Being an isolated utility, GPA has unique challenges around reducing outages and losses,” said Abe Ortega, vice president of International Sales and Marketing at Landis+Gyr.

“We understand the challenges of maintaining a reliable and cost-efficient grid, especially as the next generation of energy resources come online. The Gridstream solution and advanced analytics solutions have helped [Guam Power Authority] better manage these unique conditions and analytics are the best way to maintain that advantage to stay a step ahead.”