|[April 15, 2013]
City of Santa Clara's Municipal Electric Utility Standardizes its Enterprise Data Infrastructure on the PI System
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the City of Santa Clara's municipal electric
utility, has announced that they would be taking OSIsoft's PI System,
their enterprise data infrastructure, to the next level by signing an
enterprise agreement (EA) and incorporating it into their Smart Grid
With this new agreement, the PI System will be supporting distribution
automation and integration of meter data. OSIsoft's data management
infrastructure will bring value to the distribution operations,
engineering and planning business units by collecting metering data and
subsequently integrating and correlating this data with supervisory
control and data acquisition (SCADA) and operational data.
"With the PI System as our data infrastructure, we now have the ability
to be more proactive and innovative as an electric utility," said Dennis
P. Steffani, P.E., Senior Control/Communications Engineer at SVP.
"Adopting OSIsoft's technology, on an enterprise scale, will give us the
confidence to not only ensure the reliability and safety of our
services, but also respond quickly to the information needs of everyday
Silicon Valley Power has been an OSIsoft customer since 2004. The PI
System was first deployed in the operations department to enable data
accessibility and visibility across the enterprise. The PI System's
ease-of-use, real-time monitoring capabilities, and extensive analytics
and visualization toolset was one of many factors in SVP's decision.
Since the initial deployment, the PI System has evolved into a true data
infrastructure. Today, the PI System brings data to anyone, at any time,
and in any place at SVP.
"SVP has always been forward thinking when it comes to data
infrastructure," says Ann Moore, Director - Industry and Market
Principals at OSIsoft. "We are very excited about SVP's decision of
taking our joint relationship to the next level to apply OSIsoft's
products and services in their state-of-the-art initiatives."
About OSIsoft, LLC
delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise
infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With
installations in 110 countries spanning the globe, the PI System is used
in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data centers,
facilities, and the process industries. This global installed base
relies upon the PI System to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide
visibility into operational, manufacturing and business data. The PI
System enables users to manage assets, mitigate risks, comply with
regulations, improve processes, drive innovation, make business
decisions in real time, and to identify competitive business and market
Founded in 1980, OSIsoft is headquartered in San Leandro, CA (News - Alert), with
operations worldwide and is privately held. Learn more about OSIsoft and
the PI System at www.osisoft.com.
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