Landis+Gyr Analytics Application Helps Utilities Improve Accuracy of Electric Distribution Network Models
Network Model Validator improves reliability, quality of service and safety
ATLANTA, GA. – Nov. 30, 2016 – Landis+Gyr, a global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, has developed the Network Model Validator, a distribution system model validation application to improve grid operations and planning.
As part of the company’s comprehensive Advanced Grid Analytics platform, the Network Model Validator inspects the distribution network model, identifies and reports data gaps, and provides recommendations to help maintain a more accurate GIS and connectivity model.
“Maintaining accuracy of distribution system modeling presents a significant challenge for many utilities. The ability to automate this process provides tremendous time savings and assurance that the planning and operational activities dependent on the model are accurate,” said Soorya Kuloor, CTO of Landis+Gyr’s Advanced Grid Analytics Solutions.
The Network Model Validator uses advanced algorithms to perform meter-to-transformer mapping, identify phasing mismatches as well as topological errors. The application also performs validation to verify and correct electric parameters and asset characteristics, identify circuit model errors and suggest corrections. The algorithm helps identify abnormal circuit voltages and recommends corrective measures.
The comprehensive Advanced Grid Analytics platform offered by Landis+Gyr includes a full suite of applications that leverage existing smart grid investments to deliver actionable intelligence for elevating grid performance. Utilizing statistical and physics-based advanced algorithms, Landis+Gyr’s analytics applications help extend asset life, improve reliability and restoration times, reduce losses, manage voltage and power quality issues, and integrate DER safely and effectively on the distribution system.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering the broadest portfolio of products and services to address complex industry challenges, the company delivers comprehensive solutions for the foundation of a smarter grid including; smart metering, distribution network sensing and automation tools, load control, analytics and energy storage. Landis+Gyr operates in 31 countries across five continents as an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and is also 40% owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ). With annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion, the company employs 5,700 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.
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