Redwood Shores, Calif. – April 14, 2009 – Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Utilities Network Management System 1.9.0, an integrated suite of real-time operations applications that provide a foundation to support smart grid initiatives. This 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, quickly direct field crews to outage locations, reduce outage durations, increase customer satisfaction and make more informed asset-utilization decisions.
Oracle Utilities Network Management System operates on a common data model and delivers a set of services that promote operational efficiencies and IT savings.
Availability and New Enhancement Details
Now generally available, Oracle Utilities Network Management System 1.9.0 includes several distribution management enhancements including:
- Feeder Load Management – Enables utilities to proactively forecast power distribution requirements and plan actions to mitigate distribution challenges before they occur.
- Fault Location Analysis – Improves operational efficiency by providing utilities with the probable location of a fault – enabling dispatchers to quickly and accurately route field crews to the fault location, accelerating outage resolution.
- Suggested Switching – Generates an optimal set of switching sequences to relieve feeder overloads – preventing outages before they occur and saving utilities time and money.
"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," said Quentin Grady, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities.