PowerStream has selected Telvent’s Responder outage management system (OMS) to provide timely and accurate predictions for more efficient power restoration. Responder OMS will leverage PowerStream’s existing investment in the GIS by providing dispatchers and key management immediate notification while effectively managing outage incidents.
PowerStream is the third largest local electricity distribution company in Ontario, Canada delivering power to more than 240,000 residential and business customers in the municipalities of Aurora, Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan.
In 2005, PowerStream selected the ArcFM Solution together with ESRI’s ArcGIS as a single GIS platform to replace its existing legacy applications. A successful implementation of the ArcFM Solution led PowerStream to the selection of additional Telvent products including Responder OMS, Designer, and Fiber Manager.
The initial Responder implementation project includes integration with SCADA, AMI and CIS. PowerStream is also currently implementing Designer, which will provide the engineering staff with a GIS integrated design tool that will improve the timeliness of GIS data. Future projects include the implementation of Fiber Manager and integration with AVL, IVR and workforce management.