Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd. powers up a smarter network

Cutting costs and improving network health with an IBM solution built on Smarter Computing principles

Published on 8 Apr 2013

IBM technology provides the perfect backbone for running a state-of-the art utility management system, which has truly transformed the way that we run our power distribution network. We are cutting our commercial losses, boosting reactiveness and improving service.

JMS Rauthan, Superintending Engineer, Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd.

Customer
Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd.

Industry
Energy and Utilities

Deployment country
India

Partner
Phoenix IT Solutions Ltd.

Overview

Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd. (UPCL) manages the distribution of electricity in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Established in 2001, the utility delivers power supply to more than 1.59 million consumers across 13 districts.

Business need
UPCL found it difficult to monitor the state of its extensive power distribution network, resulting in reduced service levels and mounting commercial losses. The utility sought a way to gain control over network and revenue management, with the aim of reducing service interruptions and outages, and better targeting energy theft.

Solution
UPCL modernized its power distribution network with a utility management system built by Phoenix IT Solutions Ltd. and based on IBM hardware and software technology. The solution provides real-time monitoring of asset health and consumption levels, helps to balance power loads, and detects network weaknesses and areas where theft is most likely to occur.

Benefits
Anticipated to decrease Aggregate Technical and Commercial losses from 25 - 30 percent to 20 percent or less, and reduce billing cycle by half, increasing revenue and improving customer satisfaction. Delivers up-to-date information on network health and assets, boosting service levels and supporting better decision-making.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files, DB2 for Linux, Tivoli Monitoring, WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, Tivoli Composite Application Manager for WebSphere, Tivoli Identity and Access Manager, Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus

Hardware
Storage: DS8300, Storage: TS3500 Tape Library, , System x: System x3950 X5

Solution
Automation, Energy Efficiency, Enterprise Modernization, Smarter Computing, Systems & Network Management, Transforming Business

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