Hydro One Networks Aims for Greater Asset Reliability With Situational Intelligence Solution From Space-Time Insight

Hydro One Networks Aims for Greater Asset Reliability With Situational 
Intelligence Solution From Space-Time Insight 
Millions of Assets and Data From Thirty Different Systems Visualized
and Analyzed to Improve Grid Reliability 
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 --  DistribuTECH 2013 --
Space-Time Insight, the leading provider of next-generation
situational intelligence solutions, today announced that Hydro One
Networks has deployed Space-Time Insight's geospatial and visual
analytics software to improve the health and reliability of their
transmission and distribution assets. The situational intelligence
system is being implemented in conjunction with Accenture (NYSE:
ACN), a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, which is providing technology consulting and
systems integration services to Hydro One. 
Space-Time Insight's software makes it easier for asset managers and
executives to determine the transmission and distribution assets at
greatest risk of failure, with the goals of improving service
reliability, lowering costs and reducing exposure to liability and
safety issues. The system provides a consistent, comprehensive view
of asset risks and priorities, helping operators and field crews
collaborate on scheduled maintenance, re
furbishment planning, and
strategic asset lifecycle decisions that improve grid reliability. 
Hydro One Networks is involved in the planning, construction,
operation, and maintenance of transmission and distribution networks
in Ontario. Hydro One Networks' transmission system carries
electricity from generating stations to local distribution companies
and large industrial customers through a high-voltage network of
transformer stations, transmission towers and wires. The company owns
97% of the transmission network in Ontario and operates 26
interconnections with neighboring provinces and states. 
"We are excited to be working with Space-Time Insight and Accenture
on this project," said Wayne Smith, SVP, Planning and Operating of
Hydro One Networks. "The situational intelligence system gives our
asset managers unique insights into our asset portfolio, helps them
plan more effectively, and ensures greater reliability of the service
we deliver to our customers." 
The Space-Time Insight solution integrates data and functionality
from many different systems including SAP ECC, GIS, and real-time
data to provide a complete view of Hydro One's assets. The
intelligence generated from measuring the risk factors associated
with field assets will result in improved grid reliability, capacity,
productivity, and overall organizational efficiency. For example, the
system could reduce the number of field service trips through
proactive assessment of an asset's condition. 
Brian A. Martin, a managing director in Accenture's Utilities
industry group, said, "Accenture is committed to helping Hydro One
optimise its assets and working with the utility and Space-Time
Insight to enhance Hydro One's asset analytics capabilities." 
"Hydro One's vision for the health and administration of the smart
grid across their organization further demonstrates the role and
importance of situational intelligence in the management of critical
infrastructure," said Steve Ehrlich, SVP, Marketing of Space-Time
Insight. "We are pleased to be working with Accenture on this project
and look forward to jointly executing on that vision." 
About Space-Time Insight
 Space-Time Insight transforms the vast
quantities of disparate information spreading across organizations,
into intuitive visual displays that businesses can use to make
informed real-time decisions. From traditional transmission,
communications and transportation networks to Smart Grids and Cities,
our next-generation situational intelligence solution is making
critical infrastructure smarter, safer and more reliable. With
Space-Time Insight, enterprises can visualize and analyze their
resources across location and time, rapidly respond to disruptions in
service, and lower risk while increasing customer satisfaction and
profitability. Major organizations around the world rely on our high
performance software to gain actionable insights into their
businesses and make real-time operational decisions. Space-Time
Insight's partners include Accenture, SAP and OSIsoft. Space-Time
Insight is privately held and based in San Mateo, CA. For more
information, visit http://www.spacetimeinsight.com. 
Jill Hara 
310-292-1213 
jhara@kickstartconsulting.com 
 
 
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