GIS Makes the Smart Grid Smart
To implement smart grid, utilities will need the sturdy foundation of a healthy enterprise GIS for data management, planning and analysis, workforce automation, and situational awareness.
Utility operators will need a GIS-based view of their utility in order to make the best decisions about key issues such as managing meters and customers, and incorporating renewable energy. Field crews will depend even more heavily on GIS for implementing an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and keeping current with data collection.
In short, enterprise GIS will make it possible for utilities to build and operate a smart grid.
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