No-regrets decision making in selecting, consuming and applying utility operational and information technologies
Growing regulations and technology advancements are pushing utilities into the future faster than ever. Utilities are faced with the challenges of new business models, regulatory and customer pressures to upgrade aging infrastructure, and navigating the move to the digital grid, all while delivering safe, secure, and reliable energy service at a lower cost to customers today. These challenges are compounded by:
- Limited supply of IT/OT talent
- Sun-setting of legacy systems
- Rising customer expectations
- FERC mandates for reliability standards
- Subject matter expertise constraints and skills gaps
BRIDGE Operations services experts bring operations business, functional and technical expertise to lead utilities in navigating the complexities of the digital grid and delivering on operational performance objectives.
Grid Operations Solutions:
Digital Grid Advisory Services
Advances in technology sensors, control devices, and advanced analytics are poised to radically alter traditional utility operations. Utility executives must evaluate the efficacy of continuing to build in house, vertical solutions or leverage advances in technology that may help them accelerate that future. Read more.
OSIsoft and ESRI are broadly adopted across the utility industry for engineering and planning, geospatial information, and asset management. Today these tool sets are increasingly being used together as a real-time operational data integration, analysis and visualization platform, delivering enhanced situational awareness and operational intelligence. Read more.
OT Applications Integration and Support
The modern utility includes a more integrated, technology complex operations environment. The convergence of information and operations telecommunications, server infrastructure, architecture, standards, people, and support processes is required to optimize technology investment and create operational efficiencies. Read more.
The number and increasing complexity of Grid Modernization projects, the reliance on new, and often unproven technology as well as the evolving customer and regulatory needs are introducing a new level of risk for utilities. Utilities have been left vulnerable to delays and cost overruns leaving some unable to meet the expectations defined in the initial business case. Read more.