Nexant has joined OSIsoft’s Partner EcoSphere Program. With this partnership, Nexant is integrating its Grid360 platform for advanced transmission and distribution (T&D) analytics with OSIsoft’s industry-leading real-time enterprise software data infrastructure for operational intelligence – the PI System. Feeding real-time and archived operational big data from millions of grid data points into Nexant Grid360 enables powerful analysis and advanced planning capabilities in a single solution that provides unparalleled context for grid operations and utility planning.
This new partnership taps enormous aggregations of utility data to help utilities create historical base cases of grid operations to compare against potential “what-if” scenarios. By utilizing the extensive historical data available from the OSIsoft PI System, Nexant Grid360 can analyze the reliability impact of future grid modernization and changes in generation and load at the grid edge more extensively and accurately than ever before. This includes optimizing both equipment use and siting, as well as the impact of very near-term events like weather and demand response activity, to greatly improve operations and minimize costs.