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Role of Geo Intelligence in Driving Smart Utility Business

Geospatial Solutions that Matter

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Agenda

Introduction

Background on GPC Group

Role of GIS in Utilities

Developing & Implementing GIS


Geospatial Solutions that Matter

Conclusion

Location matters

Introduction
Utilities were early adopters of geospatial solutions The GIS footprint is expanding into core utility business areas

GIS is acting as an integrating platform blending with smart grid


and other innovations The outcome is better connected workflows, unified user experience, and transformed customer services Shared services with multiple government stakeholder entities

empower better decision making

Agenda
Introduction

Background on GPC Group

Role of GIS in Utilities

Developing & Implementing GIS


Geospatial Solutions that Matter

Conclusion

Top 500 Engineering and Design Firm as rated by the Engineering News Record Coler & Colantonio GPC-GIS

Geospatial Information, Technology & Services (GITS) Geospatial Data Services Permits & Approvals Automation Services Regulatory Compliance Services Management Consulting Services Engineering & Field Services Development and Construction Management Services

Background on our Services & Solutions

Technology solutions (Geo-Centric) for infrastructure management


Engineering, construction, operations and technical field services Management, operations and regulatory compliance consulting

Production

Transmission

Distribution

Retail

Agenda
Introduction

Background on GPC Group

Role of GIS in Utilities

Developing & Implementing GIS


Geospatial Solutions that Matter

Conclusion

While Utility focus areas evolve with the business imperatives and priorities Quality of Services
(Availability, frequency, Voltage Level, etc)

Sustainable Development
Environmental: (Controlling Emissions, Energy Conservation/ Efficiency Service Model, Losses,) Economical: (Balance between rapid growth and utilization)

Benchmarking vs. International Sound Practices Innovative practices in Utilities and Energy Management

Introducing

e.g. Smart Grid/ Distributed generation; Communication Services, Batteries, Electric cars infrastructure, Green or Clean Technologies incl. recycling (CCS) and renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass, bio-fuels, etc)
Fully

Leveraging & adapting Support Services across the Value Chain

(Capital Budgeting; IT/GIS Service Model; Contracts Management & Financial Controls; Cross-Sector Initiatives Coordination and Alignment; Integrated Planning & Development across the Utility Sector)

Knowledge-based and innovative management practices are key for addressing present utility business issues, challenges and opportunities
e.g. Carbon Controls and Storage (CCS) e.g. Smart Grid; Distribution Automation, Tariff Controls; Peak shaving; Extend asset life (Rehabilitation);

(A) Compliance with Regulations to reduce CO2 Emissions


e.g. Urban Planning,; Development & Conditioning (Municipalities, Local Government, Developers); Environmental restrictions

O&M optimization; (Reducing cost of CAPEX)

(B) Conservation Program (s)

(C) Dependency & Alignment Challenges with external sectors activities

e.g. 1-2% Annual CAPEX improvement

e.g. Price history (Negotiation facilitation) ; Profile per asset and contractor; Projects Prioritization; Generation/ Capacity Demand

e.g. Reasonable Regulatory Statistical Information; Response to Information Requests; Asset Data Management; Asset Insurance coverage; Asset Disposal Information

(D) Projects (Asset) Valuation & Capitalization

(E) Others

GIS has achieved well recognized benefits in utilities

Supporting Price Control Supporting Benchmarking Streamlining access to information Operations services provisioning Aligning with & Leveraging shared government services Incremental improvement Opening new jobs opportunities Improving Asset Performance Acquiring incentives Sustaining revenues (charges)

Providing Advisory Support Supporting Business KPIs

Raising confidence in data Better response to Requests for Information Increasing GIS/IT systems utilization Controlling Data Migration Risk

Collaborative environment Building Capacity (HR) Time savings through information sharing Reducing redundancy Increasing efficiency

Securing ROI Adding new value, e.g. enhanced R&D Increasing cross-disciplinary collaboration, e.g. smart grid Informing GIS strategy Supporting better decision making Advising IT systems release management

GIS empowers better coordination among core Utility functions to deliver world-class and modern services
Sector Regulator Sector Planner/ Integrator HSEQ Strategic Planning & Performance Management Relations

Strategic Planning & Development

Customer Services

Infrastructure Development & Asset Management Planning


Licensing

Projects

Control Center

O&M

Core Business Areas

Field Resources Management

Supply & Contracts

HR & Admin

IT

GIS

Finance

Support Services

The role of GIS in coordinating and sharing utility information


Main Functions
Priority Areas

Smart Grid

Business Performance Management

Renewable

Organization /Capacity Building

IT Strategy/ Performance

Network Automation

Coordinating Technology Institutional & Sharing Transformation Transformation Information

New Type of Demand

Business Process ReEngineering

Energy Savings

Governance

External Environment

Internal Environment

Smart Grid

Business Performance Management

Renewable

Organization /Capacity Building

Business-Centric
Coordinating Inter-Disciplinary Technology Institutional & Sharing Transformation Transformation

IT Strategy/ Performance

Network Automation

Information,Information DecisionsNew Type of Knowledge,


Demand

Technology-Enabled
Business Process ReEngineering

Energy Savings

Governance

Agenda
Introduction

Background on GPC Group

Role of GIS in Utilities

Developing & Implementing GIS


Geospatial Solutions that Matter

Conclusion

An Adaptive, Innovative and Proven Approach


Assess
Situation Assessment Major Programs Alignment Requirement Analysis Best Practices Assessment

Business-centric
(Technology enabled)

Plan
Strategic Plan Program Design Operation Plan Implementation Plan

Business
Computing Infrastructure

Business Framework

Applications

Data

Support Implementation & Operation


Business Support Fundamental Data Infrastructure Organization & Governance, and Communication & Outreach

Policies, Procedures, Standards and Organization

Staff

Technical Framework

Institutional Framework

Scalable

Incremental

Cyclic
Awareness

(Inter-disciplinary)
Advanced Decision Support & Shared Services

Geospatial Solutions that Matter

Tier2 Business Areas, Transactional, Hands-on

Strategic
Assessment

Tactical Opportunistic

Planning

Tier1 Business Areas Collaboration

Implementation

Geo designing the utility value chain

A proven GIS operating model that instigates coordination and information sharing in the Utility value chain

Operating Model Methods To o l s Resources

Knowledge

Information
Data
Know-how Tools

Tr a n s a c t i o n s
GIS
Geographical Information System

CMMS
Computerized Maintenance & Material System

BOQ
Bill of Quantity

FAR
Fixed Asset Register

CRM
Customer Relation Management

SCADA

SG
DA
CO2

A platform for multi-stakeholders coordination and collaboration across various disciplines

Sustained data maintenance and utilization to support the decision making process

GIS Layers

Projects Tracking

Bill of Quantity

Financial Records

Urban Plans

Data Aggregation and KPIs Clustering

Agreement Management

Fundamental Data Framework

Data Quality & Change Management

Reporting & KPIs

Data Standards

Data Readiness Measurements

Planning & Analysis

HR records

Assets Information

Land Records

Examples of enhanced operations and services using GIS


Clean Technology Investments Revenues vs. Capital Budgeting

Policy

Price Control

Environmental Impact

Connection Charges

Quality of Service

Strategy

Regulatory Information Submission

Initiatives Implementation Tracking

Benchmarking

Supply Interruptions

Capacity Building

Information Readiness Status

Operational

Building Fixed Asset Register

Asset Insurance Coverage

Asset Transfer & Disposals

Incidents/ Outages

Performance (PM/CM)

Asset Network Development

Asset Utilization

Successful GIS operations require a sustainable Governance framework

Executive Committee (or equiv)

Program Coordination Unit (or functions)

Stakeholders Group Special Interest Group (s) Working Group (s)

and GIS capacity building


Purpose
Problem solving

Target Areas
1. Individual
Certification & internship programs

Decision making
Holistic, Systemic, & Location-based

Value generation while learning Self reliance Delivery Channels


Courses, Workshops, Seminars Mentoring/ Coaching On the job International/ Regional Expertise

2. Thematic
Professional Development Program

3. Enterprise
Consultancy for Capacity Building

4. Federated
Special Interest & Working Groups

Sample GIS Professional Services topics


GIS Strategic Panning (Core Business & Technology Centric) GIS Program Management/ Risk Management GIS ROI Analysis GIS Business Analysis/Advanced Planning GIS Technology Innovation Case Studies GIS Advanced Data Analysis GIS Data Quality Management GIS System Architecture Information Security Management GIS Maturity Assessment

Agenda
Introduction

Background on GPC Group

Role of GIS in Utilities

Developing & Implementing GIS


Geospatial Solutions that Matter

Conclusion

Conclusion

empowering a knowledge-based and multi-disciplinary decision making in Utilities

Rapid Assessment (Strategy/ Recommendations)

Master Plan (Areas to be further developed / initiatives)

Projects Portfolio Management Support

Solution Integration

Human Capacity Building

Solutions that matter for Utilities!

Geospatially Centric Technology Experience:


GIS (Geographical Info. Syst. / GITS (Geospatial Information, Technology & Services) SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure), IT Infrastructure, Business Applications; Enterprise Initiatives, Data/Information Management, Business Intelligence

Strategy (&tactics) Experience:


Vision, Mission, Goals, Programmatic goals , KPI Strategic Planning for SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure), Enterprise GIS, Asset Information, e-NOC (No-Objection-Certificates), etc.

Utility Experience:
Geospatial Solutions that Matter

Transmission & Distribution, Power & Water, Sewage, Communication, etc (Network Planning, Asset Management, Operation, SCADA, Load Flow, DMS; Design & Construction, Network Rehabilitation, Field Survey, Energy Conservation)