While the model built from a utility’s data is digital, the benefits of having one are tangible. Nowhere is this more apparent than in how digital models assist in Fieldwork and Operations.
In having a digital twin of the network, the utility gains the capacity to easily run grid-wide analysis. This testing can be anything from overlaying weather or wildfire data to assess risks, to assessing priority areas for vegetation management or general maintenance. With this information, utilities can optimize operations in a number of ways.
With this comprehensive model, teams can collaborate their activities to address multiple needs during each site visit, minimizing overall field time required. Beyond just that, users can easily run scenarios on the grid, so areas or clusters that are at greater risk under the set circumstances are identified in advance. This allows for greater efficiency in deployment and data-driven prioritization of tasks.
Not only that, but the editable model provides all asset data in one source, so engineers are given all context when testing adjustments or locating potential issues remotely. Based on adjustments or suspected maintenance highlighted from the model, the user can generate reports, such as tools, bills of materials, or required equipment for site visits. This improves the quality of site visits and reduces the need to visit one area multiple times.
Similarly, emergency responders can take the software and model into the field, which allows them to perform engineering-grade analysis on-site with a visual on the assets condition. Using the outputs of the software, the workers on site are able to put the most effective fix possible in place on their first visit - meaning the entire process becomes far more effective.
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