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Press Release Summary:



As integrated suite of real-time operations applications, Oracle Utilities Network Management System v1.9.0 provides foundation to support smart grid initiatives. Outage and distribution management tools help utilities efficiently distribute power, improve network reliability, access real-time outage data, direct field crews to outage locations, and make more informed asset-utilization decisions. Specific functionality addresses proactive forecasting and switching sequence generation.



Original Press Release:



Oracle Announces Oracle Utilities Network Management System 1.9.0 to Deliver Enhanced Distribution Management Capabilities



REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 13 -- News Facts

-- Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Utilities Network Management System 1.9.0, an integrated suite of real-time operations applications that provide a foundation to support smart grid initiatives. This release continues to expand the application's outage and distribution management tools, which are designed to help utilities efficiently distribute power, improve network reliability, access real-time outage data, quickly direct field crews to outage locations, reduce outage durations, increase customer satisfaction and make more informed asset-utilization decisions.
-- Oracle Utilities Network Management System operates on a common data model and delivers a set of services that promote operational efficiencies and IT savings.

Availability and New Enhancement Details

-- Now generally available, Oracle Utilities Network Management System 1.9.0 includes several distribution management enhancements including:
-- Feeder Load Management - Enables utilities to proactively forecast power distribution requirements and plan actions to mitigate distribution challenges before they occur.
-- Fault Location Analysis - Improves operational efficiency by providing utilities with the probable location of a fault - enabling dispatchers to quickly and accurately route field crews to the fault location, accelerating outage resolution.
-- Suggested Switching - Generates an optimal set of switching sequences to relieve feeder overloads - preventing outages before they occur and saving utilities time and money.

Supporting Quotes

-- "Oracle is committed to providing the utilities industry with an integrated suite of applications to help accelerate implementation, optimize performance and maximize return on investment. The latest version of Oracle Utilities Network Management System reinforces that commitment by enabling utilities to deliver rapid and cohesive responses to performance challenges and serving as the foundation for smart grid implementations," said Quentin Grady, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities.

Supporting Resources

-- Oracle Utilities
-- Oracle Utilities Network Management System
-- Data Sheet: Oracle Utilities Network Management System

About Oracle Utilities

Oracle Utilities delivers the proven software applications that help utilities achieve competitive advantage, business performance excellence and a lower total cost of technology ownership. Oracle Utilities integrates industry-specific customer care and billing, network management, work and asset management, mobile workforce management and meter data management applications with the capabilities of Oracle's industry-leading enterprise applications, business intelligence tools, middleware and database technologies. Oracle Utilities enables its customers to adapt more nimbly to market deregulation, meet ever-evolving customer demands, and deliver on commitments to environmental conservation. For more information, visit http://www.oracle.com/industries/utilities.

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