Optimizing Deployment of Next Generation Maintenance Strategies

A Report by the McDonnell Group

Majority of Electric Utilities Say IT/OT Integration is Important for Ensuring Reliability of Critical Assets

A survey of senior executives, IT managers, and engineering decision-makers drawn from the top 100 North American utilities concludes that advanced operations and maintenance strategies for critical infrastructure are at or near the top of their key priorities for ensuring future reliability and regulatory compliance.

Survey details are included in Optimizing Deployment of Next Generation Maintenance Strategies. The study focused on maintenance practices in substations in electric transmission and distribution systems. One study goal was to examine whether the convergence of lower cost monitoring devices and communication technologies provides an opportunity for utilities to expand online monitoring of distributed assets. The study was prepared by smart grid research and public relations specialist The McDonnell Group and commissioned by Ventyx, an ABB company.