TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Hydro One is the first North American
utility to launch an innovative, online, asset analytics tool providing
the Company with the ability to make more effective and prudent
By using a powerful combination of mapping software, asset condition and
location information and business intelligence, Hydro One can now have
accurate, complete, cross-referenced, analyzed data available
"This tool will help us increase reliability and value for our customers
and ratepayers by directing our resources and investments to where they
are most needed across the province," said Carmine Marcello, President
& CEO of Hydro One. "It allows us to plan our work to ensure the
highest asset risks are prioritized first which will help manage the
bulk of aging infrastructure that is affecting the entire utility
"Using cutting edge technology such as this is great way to ensure that
Ontario homes and businesses get reliable power they can count on, no
matter where they are located," said Minister Chris Bentley.
The initial deployment of the asset analytics tool gives planners an
on-site view of the condition of all poles, lines and stations across
the province. The second wave of deployment will alert planners to the
consequences if the asset fails. This provides Hydro One with a
comprehensive view of operational risks and will shape decisions when
it comes to the prioritization of investments.
Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes
and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates
Ontario's 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers
electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and
a 123,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3
million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the
province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.
SOURCE: Hydro One Inc.
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