SCC Staff: Municipal utilities: Get ready for the integration/interoperability phase

ORLANDO – March 1, 2016 – GE (NYSE: GE) and American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., successfully launched their Integrated Distribution Operating Platform (IDOP), a software integration of GE’s Asset Management and Asset Control Systems. The IDOP is a joint program between GE and AEP that integrates their key business areas of operations, maintenance and construction. A significant step toward smart grid interoperability, the IDOP program connects GE’s primary utility software solution offerings – Geospatial Information System (GIS), Outage Management System (OMS) and Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) – to bring enhanced stability, security and efficiencies to AEP’s operations.