Energy management: Outage management system enhances utility’s distribution grid operations

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Energy management: GE announces that ENMAX Power Corporation (ENMAX) has selected GE Energy to deliver the Outage Management System (OMS) module of its Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) to enhance the utility’s distribution grid operations. This solution will help ENMAX maintain reliable and safe electricity supply in the face of severe weather events, as well as improve stakeholder engagement by providing multiple communication methods for customer communications. The system is scheduled to be delivered in mid-2017.

“At ENMAX, we are very proud of our record of providing reliable power to Calgarians. Major outage events have emphasized the importance of an Outage Management system in our ability to safely and rapidly restore power,” said Andre van Dijk, Vice President, Operations. “To this end we are confident that the implementation of GE’s platform will significantly enhance our ability to deal with future large scale outages.”

“We face ever increasing damage from natural disasters globally. At GE, we are always working on solutions that will help our customers better serve their communities, and allow them to provide rapid and effective response in emergency situations. GE’s OMS is a proven system that has been stress tested in North America by small, medium and large utilities. We are confident that with this system, ENMAX will be able to ensure a reliable and safe electricity supply to its customers. This win further extends our leadership in serving electric Transmission and Distribution utilities in Alberta and in Canada,” said Karim El Naggar, General Manager, Software Solutions, Grid Solutions from GE Energy Connections.

GE’s ADMS solution provides a high-performance platform for managing grid and customer operations using standards-based architecture with a next generation user interface for enhanced situational awareness. The solution has been deployed globally—with proven utility successes—to enhance grid reliability, crew safety, employee efficiency and customer satisfaction. And, its advanced grid optimization applications pave the way for the adoption of grid modernization solutions and integration of distributed energy resources, further supporting customer choice. The ADMS includes a state of the art Distribution Operations Training Simulator (DOTS) for operator training, storm simulation, and operational performance benchmarking.

About GE
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.

About Energy Connections
GE Energy Connections designs and deploys industry-leading technologies that turn the world on. We transport, convert, automate and optimize energy to ensure we provide safe, efficient and reliable electrical power. Uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first digital industrial company, we connect brilliant machines, grids, and systems to power utility, oil & gas, marine, mining and renewables customers, that keep our world running.

About GE’s Grid Solutions
Grid Solutions, a GE and Alstom joint venture, equips 90% of power utilities worldwide to bring power from the point of generation to end power consumers. With over 200 years combined experience in providing advanced energy solutions, our products and services enable more resilient, efficient and reliable power systems. Over 20,000 employees in 80 countries work to satisfy our customers globally.

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