Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
Calico Energy Intelligence Suite helps utilities streamline energy management
By Anthony Capkun
October 26, 2011 – Calico Energy Services says it has “pioneered the industry’s first unified operations centre” for utilities and power providers. The latest version of Energy Intelligence Suite performs three functions of energy management in one combined solution: mining and unifying all types of energy information; providing insights and real-time decision making from analysis of that information; and enabling centralized control of targeted energy resources and grid assets. A new module in the platform, EIS Insight, utilizes the integration capabilities provided by Calico’s Enterprise Service Bus to mine information from a range of data sources, devices and applications throughout an energy ecosystem. (This includes legacy data from existing utility systems, such as customer information systems, SCADA, weather, billing, AMI and MDM.) EIS Insight provides an interactive visual display that allows utility staff across operational groups to layer and compare diverse data sets in a configurable dashboard. As a result, utilities can discover new opportunities to optimize energy, reduce costs and quantify the impact of energy management programs.