• Enterprise History is designed to enable utilities to leverage data for better decision making in the operations center by consolidating data across the entire network
  • Cloud deployment can reduce time and cost with data center or cloud deployment

SAN RAMON, CA – MAY 23, 2022 — GE Digital today announced that Proficy® Historian, an enterprise industrial data management solution designed to provide efficient and secure data storage and analysis by design, is now available for electric utilities. Integrated with GE Digital’s advanced energy management system (AEMS) and advanced distribution management solutions (ADMS), Proficy Historian for Grid enables engineers and operators to make better decisions faster as a single source of OT data.

With Professional Historian for Grid, utilities can help reduce complexity and enable the creation of new value by leveraging different categories of data from a single source. Utilities can optimize data storage (RTU, PMU, AMI, billing, weather sensors and forecast data) and use integrated utility data management to improve storage, visualization, analysis, creation of reports and data analysis.

Proven and used by thousands of businesses around the world, Proficy Historian is designed to simplify industrial data management and help reduce costs by collecting and distributing network data.

“Our use of Proficy Historian for Grid will focus on reducing complexity and cost with a single source of OT data,” said an official from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RRVPNL), an India-based energy company. “We are also looking to increase control room awareness by directly viewing real-time events alongside historical data from our SCADA.”

Proficy Historian for Grid helps utilities accelerate time to value and increase reliability with an integrated, single-vendor solution across the enterprise that empowers operators to make better decisions and also speeds up the work of utility analysts and scientists. data to find operational efficiencies by combining a wide variety of data sources and enabling advanced analytics – on-premises or in the cloud. Additionally, Proficy Historian for Grid enables utilities to leverage cloud computing investments and easily move curated, time-stamped OT data to the cloud, using the only cloud-native industrial historian on AWS.

“Utilities are inundated with massive and growing data sets, from SCADA systems, line sensors, transformer sensors, smart meters, and more,” said Michael Kelly, Principal Research Analyst and Consultant in management, Guidehouse Insights. “These challenges will be exacerbated as the proliferation of DERs continues to increase; the number of DERs located at customer premises and the types of DERs are increasing exponentially in some parts of the world. The past decade has also witnessed a rapid transition to the cloud, taking most of the industry by surprise.On the storage side, cloud computing has led to rapid reduction in data management costs and increased efficiency for different analytical applications.Utilities are expected to Investigate the merits of cloud storage options, as on-premises data storage becomes increasingly impractical or illogical to meet future demands for efficiency, flexibility, and scalability.

“Great to see the progress GE Digital is making with its cloud-native operational data history,” Kelly of Guidehouse Insights continued. “Cloud-based solutions such as Proficy Historian for Grid provide electric utilities with a cost-effective mechanism to mitigate these data storage issues while simultaneously enabling new efficiencies across the enterprise.”

“Proficy Historian for Grid adds to the robust set of solutions for grid management and modernization and is a big step forward for utilities facing the challenges of energy transition,” said Scott Reese, CEO of GE Digital. “With the flexibility of this combined software package, electric utilities around the world can increase grid reliability.”

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