Situational intelligence applications for smart grid introduced by Space-Time Insight


Rob Schilling,
CEO, Space-Time
San Antonio, TX, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — January 26, 2012 – Situational intelligence solution provider Space-Time Insight has introduced the Situational Intelligence Suite for Utilities, comprising a set of purpose-built applications that transform massive volumes of real time, historical and predictive data into intuitive displays for rapid decision making.

Built on geospatial and visual analytics software, the suite includes out-of-the-box domain specific applications designed to visualize and analyze assets, resources and operating conditions, speeding time to value, and facilitating collaboration across departments. The first application in the suite is Smart Meter Intelligence, to be available this quarter.

Faced with a massive influx of smart meter data and pressure to show returns on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) investment, Smart Meter Intelligence will help organizations visually correlate real time meter data with enterprise, grid, communications, environmental, and other information streams to better understand their smart meter operations.

“Power companies have invested tens of millions of dollars in AMI and are severely challenged in achieving ROI,” noted Rob Schilling, Space-Time Insight’s CEO. “With Smart Meter Intelligence, Space-Time Insight is empowering organizations to combine petabytes of meter data with numerous other data sources to create relevant, actionable information that directly adds value in the form of improved customer service, revenue protection, and overall operational efficiency.”

Smart Meter Intelligence is aimed to provide rich visual context around smart meter data, with pre-built geospatial and traditional analytics displays, domain specific models, and configurable business rules. The application can be configured and deployed in weeks with minimal IT resources, integrating seamlessly with existing meter data management (MDM) and other systems to populate the displays. The solution’s geospatial visualization capabilities help users identify and solve problems more proactively, reduce missed billing cycles due to unread meters, and improve operational efficiency.

With Space-Time Insight’s Multifactor Anomaly Detection technology, Smart Meter Intelligence can dynamically identify unique combinations of exceptions and conditions that pinpoint issues requiring attention. The application also delivers unlimited scalability through integration with SAP HANA and the ability to dynamically offload processing to big data systems such as EMC Greenplum, based on exceptional load demands.