Oncor delivers customer benefits through an integrated smart grid

Leveraging IBM solutions and services to deliver a smart grid infrastructure

Published on 14 Feb 2013

Our vision was to respond to outages and fix issues proactively on a scheduled basis, as opposed to reactively on an unscheduled basis. In the end, if you can do that it's all upside.

Mark Carpenter, vice president of transmission grid management and system operations, Oncor


Energy & Utilities

Deployment country
United States

Landis + Gyr


Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (Oncor) is the largest regulated electric distribution and transmission company in Texas and the sixth largest in the United States, with more than three million customers and a service area covering nearly 117,000 square miles.

Business need
Oncor wanted to modernized its operations to proactively manage outages and meet more sophisticated energy needs.

To accomplish those goals Oncor, partnered with IBM and IBM Business Partner Ecologic Analytics, along with Advance Metering System provider and IBM Business Partner Landis + Gyr, to implement a Meter Data Management System (MDMS) and deploy smart meters across its grid, meters that would collect energy usage and event data automatically.

Provides consumers the data needed to become active participants in their power consumption management and enables individual households to reduce electrical consumption by an estimated 5 to 10 percent


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

Maximo for Utilities, Informix TimeSeries Real-Time Loader, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, WebSphere DataPower XML Accelerator XA35, WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere DataPower XML Security Gateway XS40, Tivoli Compliance Insight Manager, WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50, Tivoli Identity Manager Express, Tivoli Storage Management

Power 595, Power 770, Storage: XIV, Storage

IBM Global Business Services

IBM Analytics

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