Miner & Miner, a Telvent company, has signed a contract with the North American utility Consumers Energy (Michigan) to implement outage management for its energy distribution system.
Miner & Miner will supply its Responder Outage Management System (OMS) to support Consumers Energy’s electric distribution system. The OMS will ensure secure and efficient outage restoration and will extend the utility’s existing GIS solution, allowing it to visualize and locate power outages throughout the network. The new system, to be integrated with SAP, SCADA, and mobile workforce management systems, is scheduled to be operational in August 2007.
Consumers Energy’s search for a new OMS, which will enable the utility to better serve its large client base, was mandated because the existing outage system was rapidly approaching obsolescence. The utility required a solution capable of automatically displaying real-time outages, while providing access to accurate historical outage information, thereby ensuring system reliability, security and stability, in addition to providing seamless integration with its enterprise applications.