The existing power grid within the United States (US) is nearly 100 years old. It has many electromechanical devices and components that perform essential activities. This technology has served its users well. However, it must be refreshed to meet 21st century goals of improved operational efficiency, reliability, environmental stewardship and social responsibility in the digital world. In short, the electrical grid must be made more resilient, efficient and optimized. These requirements and enhancements present a challenge and an opportunity for improving the entire energy value chain.
New sensing, automation and communication technologies are becoming available, enabling real-time information, analysis and control capabilities. These capabilities allow the entire system to become more observable, controllable, automated and reconfigurable. In the process, they provide data that can be analyzed to provide greater insight.
This IBM® Redguide™ publication is for energy and utility managers and their IT and automation architects who are looking for solutions to challenges for the Energy and Utilities industry. This guide highlights the IBM Solution Architecture for Energy and Utilities (SAFE) framework and explains its seven core capabilities. This guide also highlights the IBM Energy and Utility solution portfolio. It provides a sampling of case studies that demonstrate IBM solutions to energy- and utility-related challenge
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IBM Solution Architecture for Energy and Utilities framework
IBM Energy and Utilities solution portfolio
Case studies for energy