To help organizations get started with representing an electric distribution, electric transmission or combined electric system as a utility network, Esri provides free ArcGIS Solutions for Electric.
Here are the key components for getting started with an Electric Utility Network using the latest version of the solution:
The Electric Utility Network Foundation
- Get to know the Electric Utility Network Foundation through this StoryMap.
- Get started with the Foundation by accessing the documentation. Follow the setup steps from the Get Started tab.
These steps will guide you through installing the tools required to deploy and configure the solution on your ArcGIS Enterprise portal using the asset package. This asset package defines the schema for common electrical components and the rules to define network behavior.
Included with the Foundation is an electric data model. It configures the utility network to include all the feature classes, asset groups and asset types, rules, and other network properties to get started with a utility network. A data dictionary displays how each feature class was designed, with an overview of the fields and asset groups included. Electric diagrams are also provided as a guide to building complex assemblies in the GIS, and expose the benefits of modeling assets in such detail.
We suggest you test the solution using the complimentary sample data prior to applying it on a subset of your own data. In this way, you can first gather insight into the solution and how it can be tailored to your specific needs. When you are ready to use your own data, take a look at our Electric Utility Network Data Loading template and the Data Migration Workbench for help with this process.
The Electric Utility Network Editor
- Get to know the Electric Utility Network Editor through this StoryMap.
- Get started with the Editor by accessing the documentation. Follow the setup steps from the Get Started tab.
These steps include details on how to deploy the solution on your ArcGIS Enterprise portal and configuring the Electric Network Editor map for ArcGIS Pro with additional feature templates specific to the creation of assets common to your electric utility. Also, take a look at editing workflow examples in the Help section.
What is Tracing?
Utility network tracing capabilities allow you to analyze the paths in your network.
- There are many core trace types provided with the Trace geoprocessing tool, including Subnetwork, Subnetwork controllers, Upstream/Downstream, Isolation, Connected, Loops, and Shortest path. The trace tool can be configured to address electric specific business needs such as locating load breaking, reclosing and sectionalizing devices, and upstream protective devices.
- A tracing operation travels a network in one of two methods, connectivity and traversability.
- Traces include three components Starting points, Barriers, and Trace results.
- Learn more about tracing utility networks