Landis+Gyr grid analytics platform deployed by Seattle City Light as part of grid modernization program

Written By: Stratton Report
April 18, 2017

On April 18, Landis+Gyr announced Seattle City Light is deploying the company’s advanced grid analytics platform to support the utility’s grid modernization program.

Landis+Gyr’s advanced grid analytics suite is intended to provide a big data platform with applications to utilize data from advanced meters, grid sensors, GIS and other sources to support daily operations and intelligent planning.

Laurie Hammack, Senior Manager of Power System Planning at Seattle City Light remarked:

Our goal is to extend the value of our advanced metering and smart grid investments by using analytics to improve reliability, planning and asset management. The benefits will directly impact operational efficiencies and improve capacity planning, while maximizing the value of reliability improvement projects and providing longer term stability of the distribution system for our customers.

According to Landis +Gyr, Seattle City Light began deploying its RF mesh network platform in 2016 to connect advanced meters, distribution devices and intelligent sensors and data from this network supports the analytics project.

The analytics solution is cloud-based and will be hosted by Landis+Gyr’s network operations center. Installation is already underway and scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2018.

Landis+Gyr’s AGA platform assesses the health of assets to prevent potential failures, monitor and manage load, enable voltage management programs and help reduce technical and non-technical losses. The planning functions allow the utility to optimize capital improvement programs, while gaining insights to manage the integration of renewable energy resources.