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Intergraph and ETAP Partner for Smart Grid Management Solution

Intergraph and ETAP Partner for Smart Grid Management Solution

Partnership offers utilities total solution for Advanced DMS & Engineering Analytics

Intergraph and ETAP will collaborate on their products' integration and to market integrated solutions that will enable utilities to better visualize, manage, integrate and optimize the operation of their smart grid. The alliance will provide utilities with flexibility in deploying integrated solutions for engineering planning, asset information management and advanced distribution management including mobile workforce management.

The companies will jointly provide a fully integrated advanced distribution management system (ADMS) featuring Intergraph's InService outage management system (OMS) including mobile workforce management and ETAP's supervisory control and data acquisition system and distribution management system (DMS). A single user interface integrating these different applications will provide electric distribution operators with real-time situational intelligence for improved network reliability and resilience. The collaboration also includes the integration of ETAP's engineering planning tools with Intergraph's G/Technology geographic information systems (GIS).

The alliance enables Intergraph and ETAP to offer substantial added value to electric utility customers, primarily in the areas of integrated advanced distribution management including mobile workforce management, geospatial asset data management and integrated smart grid design and analysis. The alliance's integrated solution also supports different operational configurations of Advanced DMS, some of which are market specific, and provides options to integrate parts of an end-to-end solution, depending upon customer need, such as the combination of outage and distribution management systems (OMS/DMS). In addition, the offering will provide flexible and evolving solutions enabling electric utility customers to integrate changes to grid operation and management with the increased deployment of intelligent devices, smart meters, distributed energy resources and microgrids.

The integration between Intergraph's products and ETAP's products is built on strong use of industry standards. Each company will also continue to support independently similar third-party integrations in customer deployments.

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