OG&E's smart grid success secrets part 5: Roll out challenges and next steps

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Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) is behind one of North America's most comprehensive, end-to-end smart grid deployments. IBM has been a longtime partner on the project, which has been widely praised by customers, policymakers and experts alike. We were fortunate to have Joel Webb, OG&E's Expert Solution Architect, and Ed Rossi, Senior Product Management and Strategy Leader for Smarter Infrastructure at IBM, join us Nov. 1, 2012 for another in our Lessons from the Real World webinar series during which we took a look "under the hood" at OG&E's smart grid.

 

If you missed the webinar or want to review it, we have split it into five installments. To watch the fifth segment, click the Watch the Replay link at the top of this page. You'll hear OG&E's Joel Webb provide more details on the deployment, including challenges faced and future plans. He also answers questions about OG&E's testing and the project team. Follow the links below to view the remaining segments.

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You can also download the slide deck used in the webinar and read Jesse Berst's interview with Webb about the OG&E project.

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Part 1: Intelligent network management -- After the topic and speakers are introduced, IBM's Ed Rossi provides an overview of intelligent network management and fields a couple of audience questions about the compatibility of IBM’s products and their interaction with role-based security. Watch now >>

 

Part 2: The goals, plans and process -- Joel Webb of OG&E discusses the utility's smart grid goals, motivations, planning and the processes behind their initial smart grid deployment. Watch now >>

 

Part 3: Which systems they used - Joel Webb of OG&E provides details on the many different systems they put in place to manage their smart meters – MDM, DMS and Tivoli among them. He also responds to questions about his utility's customer response. Watch now >>

 

Part 4: MDM, system integration and outreach – In this segment the speakers respond to audience questions about the MDM system OG&E selected, the integration of their systems and which outreach methods proved most effective. Watch now >>

 

 

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