DONG Energy: Making the most of the intelligent electrical grid

Published on 14 Nov 2007

It turns out that the real key isn’t the fact that we’ve got visibility into the grid, though that was our initial goal. It’s that we now have information available on grid performance that we didn’t have before. We can do a lot with that information.

Peter Vinter, power grid specialist, DONG Energy

DONG Energy

Energy and Utilities

Deployment country



DONG Energy is Denmark’s largest energy company, formed in March 2006 by the merger of six diverse companies in the fields of electrical and gas distribution and sales, power generation, and oil and gas exploration; it is an energy company in the truest sense of the word.

Business need
Increasing marketplace and regulatory demands along with a need for future infrastructure reinvestment drove Danish utility company DONG Energy to look for a way to better manage and utilize its electrical distribution network in order to respond to outages faster and more efficiently.

DONG Energy teamed with IBM to implement an Intelligent Utility Network, installing remote monitoring and control devices that give the company an unprecedented amount of information about the current state of the grid. The new solution also involves extensive analysis of the data provided by the remote devices, as well as re-engineering of DONG Energy’s business processes.

• Potential to reduce outage minutes by 25-50 percent <br /> • Fault search time reduced by one-third <br /> • Estimated capital savings on planned grid reinforcements of up to 90 percent, when fully implemented


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

Rational Software Architect, WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere ILOG JRules, WebSphere MQ, WebSphere Message Broker

E&U: Intelligent Utility Network (IUN), BA - Business Intelligence, Business Performance Transformation, Business Process Management (BPM), Enabling Business Flexibility, Energy Efficiency, Industry Leadership Framework, Information Integration, Cloud & Service Management, Service Oriented Architecture, Smarter Planet, Workload Management, Transforming Business

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