On the server-side Grid Reporter utilises an electrical network connectivity model with integrated geographical location data to do geographical lookup and topology analysis to calculate where the user is connected to the grid when they report an outage or what pieces of network equipment they are looking at when they report damage.
This allows intelligent clustering and grouping of faults with the ability to then use this data with existing outage management systems or workforce mobile applications.
As well as submitting these reports, Grid Reporter allows the user to view any historically submitted reports along with current outages in their area by leveraging the existing outage data provided by electrical utilities.
At present Grid Reporter is being trialled by two utilities in the UK. If you are a representative of an electrical network operator and would like to become part of this project then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.