Implementing Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway: A Customer Experience

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Implementing smart meters can be very challenging as the traditionally manual steps are replaced by automated Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems. This can become even more complex as many utilities use multiple AMI vendors and still need to manage many traditional meters during the transition. Figuring out how to put all the puzzle pieces together to successfully achieve the desired results is a challenge for many organizations. This presentation shares the experience a customer had in utilizing Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway to alleviate the complexities.

Topics include
• Why the customer chose Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway
• Benefits of utilizing smart grid, with or without a vendor adapter
• Current state of and future vision

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Implementing Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway: A Customer Experience

  1. 1. 13003: Implementing Oracle UtilitiesSmart Grid Gateway: A CustomerExperience
  2. 2. Who is Green Mountain Power?• Green Mountain Power is the second largest electric utility in Vermont with approximately 95,000 customers• Implementing a variety of Oracle products: • OBIEE, including CIS and MDM BI Analytics • Oracle Fusion Middleware • Smart Grid Gateway 2.0 • Meter Data Management 2.0 • Customer Care and Billing • MDM-CC&B Direct Integration Pack © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 2
  3. 3. What is Smart Grid Gateway?• GMP maintains multiple sources of meter data: • MV-90 • Elster • Radix • All AMI and scalar meter readings/usage data loaded into MDM• Meter commands: • On-Demand Read • Meter Ping / Status Check • Remote Connect • Remote Disconnect © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 4
  4. 4. Use SGG to Enable the MDM © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 5
  5. 5. Why GMP Chose Oracle UtilitiesSmart Grid Gateway © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 6
  6. 6. Why GMP Chose Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway• SGG provides a productized integration• Support for productized adapters • Including vendor upgrades• Interoperability, easy to upgrade and maintain • Adapters are not just for a HES: WAM, HAN, etc… • Customer Validation Program (CVP)• Additional Middleware configuration, such as JMS Queue properties and locations, are preconfigured with the product. • Fusion Middleware is SOA-based for reuse © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 7
  7. 7. Why GMP Chose Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway• Direct integration to MDM • Does not require its own application environment • Users can seamlessly activate the SGG UI to schedule and execute device commands from MDM.• Command tracking and device activity logging is easily accessed directly by navigating to the device with MDM.• Command exceptions are easily identified within the UI and can be configured to be handled with auto- retries or user assignment. © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 8
  8. 8. Remote Connect Command © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 9
  9. 9. Extending Smart Grid Gateway for GMP’s FutureThe generic adapterprovides ability forextending and re-writing adapters asGMP’s Smart GridRoadmap matures. • Extensible to meet utility business processes • Work and Asset Management Smart Grid Gateway • Mobile Workforce Management • Network Management © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 10
  10. 10. Benefits of Utilizing Smart Grid Gateway,With or Without a Vendor Adapter © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 11
  11. 11. Implementation Differences• GMP has decided to build in-house adapters, using the generic adapter as a template.• Differences in software development • Requirements Analysis: Without this, GMP would have had to devote additional time identifying a series of business requirements for technologies that are new to GMP. • Solution Design: There is value in purchasing the generic adapter for this purpose because the templates do provide much of the best practice business configuration. • Configuration and Development: Now, we build to execute modified business processes around meter commands. In addition, this is an investment in the product roadmap; it would be completely unfeasible to keep up with the development that Oracle will be investing into the product. © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 12
  12. 12. Business Process When a user initiates a remote device connect command in SGG: • Execute the remote connect command • Send notification to CIS • Request by an on- demand read • If the connections fails, a exception will be assigned. © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 13
  13. 13. Without SGG, what is needed?• Place to store and maintain device information• Ability to manage the business transaction• Orchestration of multiple web services calls to integration with the calling application and AMI system• Exception handling including retries and expirations• Data management and governance – filtering events and distribution to appropriate edge applications• User interface for administrative data, tracking, and exception management• Integration with MDM, CCB, NMS, WAM,…• Overall Reporting © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 14
  14. 14. What Does the Generic Adapter Provide GMP?• Provided as part of the generic adapter are a set of general projects used for : • Initial Measurement / Meter Read processing into MDM • Device Communications, including: Remote Connect, Remote Disconnect, and On-Demand Read • Using a MultiSpeak standard with built in security • MultiSpeak WSDLs • Business Objects for the OUAF configuration. • This is the layer that provides for GMP specific business process. Later re-configuration of any business processes should not require the use of a SI. © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 15
  15. 15. Device Event Processing• Green Mountain Power Event Handling Outage • MV-90: Event logging and exception assignments • Elster: Direct outage Restore forwarding to OMS• Other Utilities • High-level device processing from OMS Tamper • Integration to edge systems for field activity creation Hot Socket © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 16
  16. 16. Current State and Future Vision © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 17
  17. 17. Phase I with SGG – Data Load © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 18
  18. 18. Phase II (Elster) with SGG - Data Load © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 19
  19. 19. Phase II (CC&B) with SGG - Data Load © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 20
  20. 20. Phase III and Beyond… © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 21
  21. 21. GMP’s Smart Grid Future• Expandable to the next generation of adapters that is seamless to the users: • Weather Data • Outage Management Systems • SCADA • In Home Display (IHD) • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)• If Oracle realizes the vision that they have for SGG, this solution can be a real value and GMP will enjoy a nice return of investment for integration with head end systems. © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 22
  22. 22. Questions? © RedClay Energy Services. All Rights Reserved. 23

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