Oracle has unveiled its latest Utilities Network Management System which it claims offers new modelling and analysis features to improve distribution grid management.

The new modelling enhancements provided real-time views of grid activity to help properly align electricity generation with demand, said Oracle.

Understanding potential outcomes under multiple possible conditions such as storms, extreme temperatures and fluctuations in usage helps utilities improve contingency plans to maintain continuous operations through events that previously triggered outages, said the firm.

The new modelling helps analyze the effects of customer loads such as electric vehicle recharging in different locations and identify where off-peak recharging is needed due to grid capacity constraints. It also allows utilities to incorporate into the grid electricity from domestic renewable resources like solar roofs and backyard windmills, allowing utilities to use domestic generation to help meet renewable resource targets.

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