The rapid evolution of technology is transforming businesses in all sectors, including utilities. It presents several growth opportunities for the utility industry to offer quicker, efficient and even additional services that might not have been possible before.
Vara is disrupting the technology space in utilities with its innovative solutions that allow a smooth yet sharp shift from traditional methods to smart in-sync digital processes and products.
An electric distribution, transmission, or Gas and Oil utility uses a network of physical facilities to provide electric power and energy to Discoms or customers connected to those facilities throughout a geographical area. All the assets & components of the distribution system, along with each customer, has a physical location and associated data. In order to plan, construct, maintain, operate and manage the utility network, it is necessary to create, manage and utilize this geospatial data. A geographic information system (GIS) is an analytical and smart way to collect, organize, maintain and manage this geospatial data and display it on a geographic map.
A complete, detailed utility map or atlas creates the connectivity model and is a fundamental tool for planning and operating the network. The ability to easily create and maintain the utility asset map is the key for further monitoring, management, and real-time analytics.
Vara creates utility maps for its clients in a variety of sectors such as Electric, Pipeline, Water, Wastewater, Gas and Telecommunication.
Vara helps you derive more value from your transmission and distribution operations by adopting smart technologies and sensor network. The crux of a smart grid is the ability to communicate the state of the system from the sensor network. This requires a integrated dual network system, where one network represents the power system, and the other represents an advanced communication network.
A smart grid requires real-time analytic engines for analyzing the network, identifying the current state and condition of the system, predicting the future. A critical facet of the smart grid is an enterprise geographic information system (GIS) that provides the tools, applications, workflows, and integration ability to support the smart grid. Read more
GIS then helps manage data about the condition of utility assets. After parts of the system go into service, utilities manage the systems through the collection and maintenance of asset condition data. Some condition data comes from automated systems and others come from inspection systems.
Utilities are rapidly adopting GIS-based mobile devices for inspection and maintenance. Enterprise GIS, with its desktop, server, and mobile components; allows utilities to gather condition data.
Vara Smart Grid helps you in
This is our GIS based pipeline asset management system with imagery, topographical map sheets as backdrop and a Hand Held GPS based Pipe Line Maintenance solution. It allows Pipe Line Managers to monitor their assets on a web based GIS map, direct the field staff with hand held GPS systems to the desired location and monitor them real-time.
It also enables the field staff to report incidents in real time with geo tagged photographs uploading into the system. It helps users manage their assets very effectively and saves a lot of logistical costs by enabling the user to take optimum and cost effective decisions.
Monitoring the patrolling path of security officers is important for oil and gas networks. Our web application allows users to monitor the path traversed by security personnel on patrol. They can not only figure out deviations from the pipeline path from the map overlays but also monitor “All Okay” reporting for predefined locations like valves, TLBs, repeater stations, pump stations or other important assets. With real time consolidated data, they can monitor incidents reported back from the patrols and can track all the resources on a single platform and take necessary action. Any incident of concern can then be reported immediately from the field of occurrence with geo-tagged images of the incident by the patrols carrying the handhelds.
Assets are the core driving force of the power and utilities industry. Be it electric transmission and distribution networks, oil and gas pipelines, electricity cables, substations; the list is endless.
Every sector in the utilities industry is looking for ways to best utilize their assets and maximize their return on investment. With their current network infrastructure aging, the maintenance costs are rising. In addition, the implementation of smart grids have made operations more complex than ever before. Improving efficiency, simplifying maintenance in terms of repair, rehabilitation or replacement, is of top priority to companies.
With our deep domain expertise in utilities and utility asset management technology; Vara implements cost-effective, practical utility asset management solutions to companies from all sectors at each stage of their asset life cycle.
In a nutshell, we help companies optimize their capital, manage operating costs and risks; enhancing their overall customer service. We enable you to implement strategic and integrated asset management solutions.