GridVu is a geographical product which is designed to provide general DMS and OMS incident summary and location information via the internet to utility personnel and to the public. The information is presented as icons, which are overlaid on a Google map to show their geographic location relative to the geographically viewed network.
GridVu products function on iPad/Tablet/PCs and Smart Phone using an iOS, Android or Windows OS. Browser support for a single code line is provided for platform agnostic browsers: Chrome 10+, Safari 5 +. Check with ACS for information pertaining to use on other browser types/versions.
GridVu network displays outage (Tickets), non-outage (Work Orders) and planned switching overlaid on the near real-time geographical network topology.
GridVu public is a public facing view showing network outages. This view provides normal restoration information relative to the customer, such as number of outages, number of customers affected, restoration time, etc. This data is important in typical storm and outage situations because it informs the public and media of the progress of the utility restoration progress. Color coded outage area polygons are displayed to represent the number of customers that are affected within each political boundary.
GridVu storm is available for utilities with a focus on providing the public advanced EMO storm-related outage information which arises from electrical infrastructure damage from disasters such as tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes. This accounting of damage data is normally not needed or provided in typical storm outage scenarios.