Landis+Gyr is offering its advanced grid analytics with software as a service (SaaS) in order to provide utilities with access to a variety of useful analytical tools from a secure, hosted environment.

The Landis+Gyr’s advanced analytics package offers customers with visualization, planning and grid management capabilities using near real-time metering and grid sensor data.

A number of deployment and support options can be selected by utilities for using analytics applications for revenue protection, asset management, optimization of renewable integration and improving reliability and power quality, the company claimed.

Landis+Gyr analytics and strategy senior director Gina Garner said: "Landis+Gyr’s proven grid analytics software engine provides for a flexible delivery model that gives utilities options for addressing resource challenges or IT infrastructure needs.

"Utilities can chose self-directed, hosted or consultative support. Our people provide the processes, tools and expertise from installation to data integration.

The company said that the utilities can use advanced analytics to correlate data collected from the smart grid network with other enterprise data to enhance asset management and efficiency, streamline operations as well as facilitate a more rapid decision-making process.

Garner said: "Hosting analytics through our cloud services allows the utility to offload the IT burden of infrastructure acquisition, management and MongoDB database support to our network operations center.

"For many utilities, this allows faster delivery of the solution to engineering and operations personnel which improves return on investment."