The ambitious objectives of Smart Grid, when combined with some early warning signs from those who‘ve embarked on the journey, indicate that the role and complexity of IT is being grossly under-estimated, and that IT is going to play a more prominent, if not dominant, role in making Smart Grid a reality.
BRIDGE Energy Group is the trusted Smart Grid integration partner, guiding power companies on how to be successful in addressing IT challenges related to Interoperability across applications and systems - both new and legacy - by leveraging best practices and industry standards.
The path to success includes a strategic vision, roadmap planning and an architectural approach that leverages one or more of the following accelerators in making Smart Grid initiatives a reality:
A comprehensive set of processes and methodologies, with all the artifacts and templates that can be used as accelerators for (a) strategy and roadmap, (b) application evaluation and procurements, and (c) implementation and delivery. Delivery Methodology provides predictability and transparency on any project and helps foster collaboration amongst various stakeholders. Delivery Methodology also enables CMM maturity level within your organization to be elevated to CMM Level 4 or 5.
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Smart Grid Platform
A Smart Grid integration platform with pre-built integration modules for various applications and functionality. The platform is based upon open standards such as IEC 61968, IEC 61970, Common Information Model (CIM), XML, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services. It conforms to NERC CIP 002-2 to 009-2 security standards and compliance requirements. The platform is tool agnostic and will work with your current investment in SOA technology, databases, and infrastructure.
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Open Smart Grid Reference Architecture
The industry's first open standard target architecture that can be leveraged to develop your organization's IT and Business transformation roadmap. The IT transformation starts with alignment of the Enterprise Architecture to the strategy of the business. When mapped against the organization's strategic plan, Open SGRA can help you to identify the components of the Enterprise Architecture that you need to prioritize to achieve the greatest benefit for the business.
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