July 20, 2020, Somerville, MA — – LineVision, a provider of solutions to monitor, optimize, and protect the world’s critical energy delivery infrastructure, today announced the launch of a new partnership with OSIsoft, a leader in operational intelligence for critical operations. The relationship includes tight integration between LineVision’s V3 overhead line monitoring solution and OSIsoft’s PI System, a data management solution that increases the value and usability of operations data from critical assets in industrial environments. The combined solution is designed to help utilities easily integrate vital asset information to improve the resiliency, efficiency, and agility of their power grids.
“Our utility clients tell us that the process of deploying sensors on their grid is often easier than the process of integrating the data into their asset management systems,” said Hudson Gilmer, LineVision’s CEO. “OSIsoft was the obvious first choice as a data integration partner for us as their PI System is used by more than a thousand leading utilities and almost all of our clients. We are proud to work with OSIsoft’s team on this important project.”
Global power grids face a wide array of challenges: aging power lines, aggressive renewable generation targets, resiliency challenges due to a warming planet with increasingly severe weather events, and changing budget priorities due to myriad economic variables. To meet these challenges, utilities will need to harness innovative new technologies to make their grids more efficient, flexible, and resilient.
LineVision empowers electric utilities and pipeline operators with information and tools to transform their infrastructure into dynamic, optimized assets. Through the company’s noncontact monitoring sensors and sophisticated cloud-based analytics, utilities can gain real-time situational awareness of overhead lines, detect anomalies to take immediate action, and optimize energy delivery assets to extend lifespan and plan for the future. By connecting LineVision data on overhead lines into OSIsoft’s PI System, utilities can expand the end-to-end visibility of the power grid, improve grid reliability, and improve public safety by detecting anomalies that could predict damaging events such as wildfires.
With an off-the-shelf integration, utilities can seamlessly and securely integrate LineVision realtime data on the status, capacity, and condition of their overhead lines into their existing PI System via OSIsoft Messaging Format (OMF). The combination simplifies utility data integration by supporting enterprise or cloud installations – without the need to create new firewalls, access points, or data maps. “Our partnership with LineVision expands the scope and value of PI System for all utility customers,” said Kevin Walsh, OSIsoft’s Industry Principal for Transmission and Distribution.
“Utilities use PI System to monitor the performance and condition of hundreds of assets within their substations. By integrating LineVision and PI System, they can gain end-to-end situational awareness and asset management of overhead lines. This is an important step in boosting the reliability and resiliency of today’s power grids.”
For 40 years, the world’s most essential and complex industries have relied on OSIsoft to manage the lifeblood of the industrial enterprise: operational data. OSIsoft’s PI System software tracks historical and real-time data generated by production lines, safety equipment, power grids, and other critical operations. Managing more than 2 billion sensor-based data streams globally, PI System is the choice of more than 1,000 leading utilities, 80% of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, and 65% of the industrial companies in the Fortune 500. Visit www.osisoft.com.
LineVision empowers electric utilities and pipeline operators with information and tools to transform their infrastructure into dynamic, optimized assets. Through our non-contact monitoring sensors and sophisticated cloud-based analytics, our customers can gain real-time situational awareness of overhead lines, detect anomalies to take immediate action, and optimize energy delivery assets to extend lifespan and plan for the future.
Colin Mahoney Mahoney
Communications (for LineVision)