Energy and Utilities

Integrated GIS for managing transmission, distribution and integrity management of utility assets

RMSI helps utilities meet their overarching objectives of improving operational efficiencies and meeting safety compliance requirements thorough our proprietary data management, conflation, and migration tools, frameworks, and processes.

RMSI’s adopted ‘Utility Managed Service’ model help Transmission / distribution companies in supporting their planners by providing engineering drafting services according to municipal regulations for permit approvals. RMSI Services ensure utility networks and civil assets are maintained as per as-built drawings, field notes in GIS system along with their connectivity models, which will help to build the distribution system model for Distribution Management System (DMS) and Outage Management System (OMS) and other connected applications.

RMSI’s rich experience in Utility domain and ESRI technologies, drive the strong approach for Utility Application support.  RMSI’s Sustainability solution is designed to cater to the problems arising due to natural disasters. It covers an integrated Solution framework UBCS (Utility Business Continuity Framework) that involves a data agnostic visualization and analysis platform and integration endpoints with other enterprise systems.

+10 Million

Historic records digitized in 12 months

+2 Million

Service records plotted in 6 months

3 Years in 6 Months

Backlogs cleared

Zero Downtime

To conflate network & landbase for a 2 million customer base

70%

Efficiency gains over 8 years on asset data life-cycle maintenance

1 Month to 1 Day

Reduction in one call analysis & response time

One incorrect asset information impacts integrated systems and field operations significantly. One to two months’ delay in GIS updates effects the overall planning, safety and regulatory cycle multifold. RMSI Asset Data Lifecycle Management program has a well-defined QCDS (Quality, Cost, Delivery, Service) based performance monitoring and reporting comprising of SLA metrics (cost, quality & timely delivery).

Utilities need to have all their asset and service records in a digital form that are traceable, verifiable, and complete to ensure customer safety. Non compliances would attract stringent penalties and business disruption. RMSI regulatory compliance program helps utilities in meeting with compliances such as Vegetation Management, CBYD, MAOP, DIMP.

Utilities require a greater degree of quality, completeness and connectivity of their asset data in order to achieve customer engagement, reliability, and safe restoration. They struggle to realize the benefits of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) because of not getting reliable, up-to-date and actionable asset information from GIS

Esri has come out with completely revamped system of record (ArcGIS Utility Network Management Extension). RMSI is designated Esri Utility Network Management Specialty partner and is helping utilities to gear up for transition to the Esri utility network model.

Future technologies of Utilities need to be designed in such a way that they are ready to handle future demands such as distributed generation, Grid Modernization, Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS), and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). RMSI’s Application Development Services for Energy and Utilities help to consolidate GIS / Asset Management services of clients to improve the overall efficiency of their business operations.

Natural Crisis can strike suddenly anytime and anywhere. Need of the hour is to have a Software Solution which acts as a Decision Support System that includes Planning, Analysis, Visualisation, Analytics etc.

RMSI provide a wide spectrum of services right from LiDAR data processing to analysis and report generation to derive high level of analysis, intelligence, and visualization

RMSI provides end-to-end asset data management solutions comprising data readiness studies, data collection, consolidation, migration, maintenance, and optimization.  Our solutions help utilities in three ways:

Assessment & Planning

  • Data readiness & gap assessment
  • Asset condition assessment
  • Roadmap for data life-cycle

Optimization

  • Records conversion and integration
  • Data cleansing & enhancement
  • Data consolidation

Maintenance

  • Work order processing and posting into GIS
  • As-built updates
  • Service record updates

ConflateX™

Many utilities developed the network data with reference to legacy landbase which has inherent spatial accuracy issues which impacts utility’s business operations in several ways.RMSI’s automated conflation solution (ConflateX), with proprietary algorithms that help conflating the data with over 70% automation and 100% data integrity

Next Generation Auto Conflation:

RMSI ConflateX™ is a scalable data conflation solution that addresses the key business challenges of improving spatial accuracy and data integrity of network assets by aligning them to a more precise and accurate real-world system.

ConflateX™ has industry specific workflows that can be further customized, utilizing both automated and interactive conflation techniques to achieve operational objectives.

Solution Highlights

  • Integrated workflows to handle large volumes of datasets
  • Supports all industry data formats, multiple inputs & reference sources
  • Conflates network to target landbase, and/or aerial imagery
  • Business rules driven, highly customizable solution
  • Programmatically-driven links to ensure higher precision & relative accuracy
  • Dynamic cell based transformation, to avoid conventional rubber-sheeting
  • Comprehensive audit trails and in-built quality reporting tools

To support our approach, we have leveraged our domain knowledge and Esri understanding to develop a series of solutions that come together in what we call the Utility Network Digital Transformation (UNDT).

RMSI has an innovative approach to the Utility Network migration for all possible cases.

Big Bang: Some organizations have clear benefits, strong organizational alignment and are ready to develop a business case and move forward. For these utilities, we have a waterfall process to move effectively and efficiently.

Stage Wise: RMSI “Twin” module helps utilities to implement new environment in stages so that they can deliver according to the available budget, avoid any delay in migration.

What We Offer? 

Consultancy: Professional services to develop a business case & roadmap for the UN implementation 

Data Readiness Assessment: Data Model/Quality Assessment & Remediation for existing Geometric Network 

Data Migration: Automated Migration from the Geometric to the Utility Network 

RMSI Twin Program: Synchronizing changes between the Utility & Geometric Networks

Asset Inspector and Analytics

RMSI staff is well versed in developing customized web and mobile applications. Our customized solutions such as Asset Inspector and Analytics comprises of a suite of web and mobile application that integrates with field asset data in real time and derives the decisive insights. The overall suite consists of Geospatial forms (Mobile app) to key-in the data from the field crew, an algorithm to port this data onto a web application and a dashboard for all the content and visual analysis that enables the decision support system.

3D Utility Planner and Simulator

In our experience, most existing utility information is 2D or 2.5D at best. Yet, precise and accurate 3D information is critical to today’s utility projects. 3D Utility Planner and Simulator is a 3D Visualization engine which provides powerful tools to visualize utilities assets in 3-Dimension. The solution empowers business users to visualize the utility network in 3D with the capability to plan and design new utilities through user defined simulations.

GIS System Integration

An enterprise GIS implementation often includes integrations as a critical success factor.  RMSI’s staff is experienced with and has also implemented Enterprise ArcGIS and integrated GIS applications with third party hardware and software, including firmware, ENMS, CRM, Enterprise Asset Management (Maximo and SAP) and SCADA.

Utilities Business Continuity Solution- UBCS

A comprehensive solution that conjoins Geospatial, Asset Information (EAM, SAP etc.), brings in Live feed (IoT), enables realistic visualisation (Digital Twin/3D Network Model) and Power of Business intelligence tools. By leveraging  the power of spatial analysis and data science with leading GIS software like ESRI , RMSI helps clients in doing below kind of data analytics

1.      Descriptive Analytics: Providing overall summary of Utility Assets.

2.      Diagnostic Analytics: Performance over a period of time and understanding ‘When and Why’ any damage happened

3.      Predictive Analytics: Derives performance forecasts by simulation and Act

Utility – LiDAR Solution & Services Portfolio

Vegetation Management: Our LiDAR specific tools allows us to run vegetation mapping while reducing vegetation related outages due to encroachments and wind or “blow-out” dangers. In addition to standard vegetation clearance reports, RMSI can provide advanced predictive analysis capabilities developed for the forestry and wildfire hazard modeling.

Structural Analysis: RMSI provide following structural analysis using LiDAR data:

  • Pole Construction Type
  • Number of Anchor
  • Pole Threat
  • Cable Sag

Clearance Analysis (Reporting of high-risk field assets): From LiDAR data along with our smart algorithms we can provide you safety distances from each feature of the network (e.g. poles, wires, towers, span) to any existing/ or proposed element within the area of interest (e.g. buildings, other wires, ground, roads, etc.) that helps utilities to check if the safety distances required are being respected or violated, as well as to set different levels of infringements for further actions on the network.

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