Www.forumogcfrance.org/IMG/pdf/P09-2012-12-FOF-GRELLET.pdf. Meter data analytics: the big data challenge. The masses of data that smart meters will make available represents a potential goldmine for utilities.
The challenge is how to sift through it to find the nuggets. Oracle’s unveiling of a meter data analytics system in January was important news for the smart grid industry, but hardly unexpected. With an increasing number of utilities starting to see massive data flows from smart meter deployments, it was only a matter of time before data-handling heavyweights such as Oracle appeared on the scene to help solve the challenge of how crunch vast numbers of numbers.
Oracle’s Utility Meter Data Analytics includes eight pre-built ‘dashboards’ that utilities can use to access up to 69 graphical representations of consumption trends, head-end system performance, unreported usage, revenue protection events and so on. There is no doubt that utilities will be glad to be able to lay their hands on such tools. Meter data analysis And right now it is not easy to do this meter data analysis (MDA). OGC Forms Utility and Energy Group, Ramps Effort to Make Smart Grid “Geo-smart” By Lance McKee Communication, and specifically communication of location and other kinds of geospatial information, is becoming increasingly important in the energy and utility world.
Communication depends on standards – “speaking the same language” – and thus an international group of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) members gathered in June at an OGC meeting in Exeter, England to charter an OGC Energy & Utilities Domain Working Group (E&U DWG). The E&U DWG will focus on geospatial standards that impact various sectors of the energy and utility domain, but the group has begun with geospatial standards related to the Smart Grid. The Smart Grid is all about digital bits being used to manage and sell electrons in a business and technology environment that is rapidly becoming more and more complex. Growing complexity means that the Smart Grid depends on exchanging data and communicating instructions between many different systems with different owners and purposes.
CEN/TC 287 and OGC Join Forces on Smart Grid and SDI. The OGC and CEN/TC 287 announce Smart Grid location interoperability workshop. 9 September 2011 - The OGC and CEN/TC 287 invite participation in a workshop, "Smart Grid and Spatial Data Infrastructure - Interoperability Challenges Now and in the Future," to be held 6-7 October 2011 in Ispra, Italy.
This workshop, sponsored by Sparx Systems, will be part of the EnviroInfo Ispra 2011 conference at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. Meeting European energy and climate change targets for 2020 requires a comprehensive program to make the electric power grid more reliable, flexible, secure, efficient and environmentally sustainable through the use of digital technologies.
Communicating geospatial information related to the grid must become much easier if Europe is to meet those targets. Every smart grid component - transformer, meter, air conditioner, power plant, electric car, solar panel, etc. - has a location on Earth. This workshop will review the current status of geospatial standards in the electric utility industry. OGC Announces Smart Grid Location Standards Ad Hoc Meeting.
20 February 2012 - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) invites Smart Grid professionals to a Smart Grid Location Standards Meeting to be held on March 20 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at the OGC Technical Committee Meeting in Austin, Texas, USA.
This meeting is sponsored/hosted by the OGC, in cooperation with the University of Texas at Austin. The ability to communicate geospatial information is seen as a crosscutting requirement in Smart Grid standards efforts worldwide. The OASIS eMIX (Energy Market Information Exchange) standard uses the OGC Geography Markup Languate (GML) Encoding Standard. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) CIM (Common Information Model) standard is "harmonized" with WXXM (Weather Information Exchange Model), which is an industry profile based on GML. Many of the OGC's domains of activity – sensor webs, weather, indoor/outdoor location integration, 3D city models, location services, data fusion and others – have significance for the Smart Grid.
Synaptitude Consulting Joins the OGC to Advance Smart Grid Location Standards. 9 February 2012 – Synaptitude Consulting, an international Information Technology consulting services company, and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to cooperate in promoting the use of open geospatial standards in Smart Grid software and services.
The two organizations plan to leverage their strengths to enable Smart Grid stakeholders to make the best possible use of the Smart Grid's ubiquitous location information. “Synaptitude will enable us to better understand the language and needs of the diverse Smart Grid communities and help those communities understand their need for open geospatial standards,” explained Mark Reichardt, President of OGC said. “Our members have done a great job of providing the necessary technology. Synaptitude will help us bring these to a Smart Grid world that needs them.” Every Smart Grid component -- transformer, meter, air conditioner, power plant, electric car, solar panel, etc. -- has a location on Earth.