Implementing ArcGis Utility Network for Balanced Three-Phase Distribution Grids

A white paper based on the work in UNC and with Norwegian DSO Elvia.

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Electric utilities are facing significant challenges due to the ongoing energy transition. The electrification in transportation, production, heating, and the implementation of rooftop solar panels, household windmills, local batteries (including EV chargers), and more, leads to a situation where the electric grid must transport much more energy while managing volatile energy production and consumption patterns.  For utilities, this means a drastic increase in customer connect requests, endless projects needed to reinforce the grid, and operating the grid closer to its limit rather than with the large margins often applied today.  

IT solutions of today do not bring the answers needed in a future which has already started. Grid operation must be reinvented.  In this scenario, ArcGIS Utility Network offers the right foundation. With Utility Network, Esri has delivered a foundation that allows utilities to much better address the challenges.  

Based on Volue's thirty plus years in business and extensive experience at Elvia, Norway’s largest electric utility serving 1 million meters, this white paper aims to deliver the arguments for establishing a true digital twin of the grid as well as detailed guidance on how to do so. 

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This whitepaper and its recommendations are provided as a valuable resource for our customers, any DSO heading towards ArcGIS UN, and Esri partners.  

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