2022 SAG Award Winners

Tohoku Electric Power Network Co., Inc.

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Project Goal

Tohoku Electric Power Network forecasts that its maintenance workload will increase as the number of smart meters installed increases in the area, such as troubleshooting of smart meters, to ensure quality of communication. The company aims to optimize maintenance work by building Smart Meter Communication Network Management System based on GIS.
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Business Problem Solved

Previously it was required to refer to various systems when maintaining smart meters. The new system allows situational awareness in one stop, leading to efficient maintenance operation. In addition, it enables to predict cause and prepare countermeasures in case of communication failure, by laying out routes and conditions of communication, and satellite images on an integrated map.

Technology Implemented

ArcGIS API for JavaScript
ArcGIS Enterprise

Development Team Biography

The project team was consisted of 11 members of Tohoku Electric Power Network. Led by Distribution Management Manager, 3 from Distribution Management in Distribution Engineering Dept, 5 from Smart Meter Operations in Distribution Engineering Dept., and 2 from IT Dept. were involved. In addition, 85 system developers of Tohoku Information Systems Co., Inc. engaged in the system development. All in all, 96 members were involved in the project.