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The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight by Martin Oberhofer, Eberhard Hechler, Mario Godinez, Klaus Koenig, Michael Schroeck, Steve Lockwood

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Chapter 9. Intelligent Utility Networks

In this chapter, we discuss how the EIA Reference Architecture and the related Component and Operational Model can be applied to the utility industry. We introduce typical business scenarios for the utility industry and apply the logical architecture and operational patterns for a new solution concept that is called the Intelligent Utility Network (IUN). First, we explain the requirements and needs that shape the Information Services in the IUN.

In the utility industry, the convergence of environmental pressures, energy costs, regulatory transparency, aging infrastructure, and the demand for improved customer services, insight, and risk management require a new level of enterprise information and integration ...

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