Execute network-wide analysis and deep dive into asset performance.
Perform network-wide simulations and analytics easily and with high accuracy for asset management, operations, and planning.
- Perform analytics at scale using the fully editable, engineering-grade 3D model of your network
- Triage and identify risks across your network, and perform asset-specific analytics such as conductor clearance, vegetation management, capacity calculations, and more
- Conduct extensive analysis on your grid using simulations, scenario impact analysis, and solution experimentation – enabling data-driven decisions based on in-depth analysis
- Combine detailed per-asset analysis with network scale. Precisely define any number of spatial or structural scenarios of interest and run them across the network
Identify, compare and correct missing and mislocated assets
You can’t manage, track, or mend what you can’t locate. Every missing or mislocated asset in a network is a potential risk for the utility owner. Neara identifies network assets from field-captured LiDAR and intelligently compares them with existing network databases to detect, triage, and correct discrepancies.
- Reconcile GIS with your assets in the field. Identify candidate poles and spans from LiDAR that are missing from network GIS. Identify GIS assets that no longer exist in reality. Correct the coordinates of all pole and span assets in your network GIS
- Comprehensively identify network asset components by combining LiDAR and other sources at network scale, including poles, spans, insulators, pole-top equipment, transformers, reclosers, spreaders, and more
For utilities looking to extract as much data as they can from network scans, Neara offers advanced asset detection and automatic tagging capabilities.
Centralize asset maintenance monitoring and analysis in one location
Asset Analytics & Risk Mitigation
Neara combines maintenance data, degradation and change analytics, and asset history with structural, stress, and loading analysis at network scale.
- Define network models for condition-based assessment
- Stress test the network under maximum allowable conditions, and automatically flag areas and assets at high risk of failure
- Construct, audit, and optimize inspection and replacement scheduling
- Integrate with existing defect / task management systems
- Identify problems using Neara’s Analyze Modules, then immediately design solutions using Neara’s Design Modules – all on the same platform
Prepare for and respond to extreme weather and climate events to build grid resiliency
Climate & Weather Resilience
Wildfires, severe winds, floods, and snow storms are just some of the potentially catastrophic events that threaten the integrity of critical infrastructure with increasing frequency. Neara provides tools for utilities to prepare for and respond to extreme weather and climate events, and build grid resiliency.
- Simulate extreme environmental conditions network-wide to prepare for weather events
- Find points of likely asset failure and prioritize remediation to ensure the most vulnerable, most critical network components are hardened
- As an extreme weather event unfolds, use Neara to identify affected assets, prioritize response initiatives, and provide up-to-date information to field and control teams
Setup, iterate and optimize the entire vegetation management process
Neara lets utilities take digital vegetation management and optimization into their own hands. Utilities can set-up and iterate on their entire vegetation management process, from raw LiDAR import, to encroachment zone compliance, to optimization, to building dashboards and reports for internal and external teams.
- Build, iterate on, and experiment with different 3D clearance zones and policies, and compare the resulting costs
- Construct pipelines to automatically analyze and compare new and previous LiDAR scans; automatically audit past treatment jobs when new data becomes available
- Create dashboards for field teams and management to gain network-wide understanding of encroachments and planned remediation
- Prioritize works based on failure consequence and network criticality, on a per-span basis
For utilities that need precision and cost optimization, Neara offers advanced vegetation management features:
- Precisely simulate cable movement under different wind and temperature conditions; compare conventional clearance zones to the exact physical movement of network assets
- Reduce dependence on frequent LiDAR scans by overlaying up-to-date satellite imagery; anticipate future encroachment by applying per-tree growth prediction
- Automatically triage and bundle trimming jobs, and optimize vegetation management cycles
- Integrate and leverage historic and forecasted cost data to optimize expenditure
Understand precise loading, stress, and tension on every asset across the entire network
Neara enables utilities to run at-scale Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on all poles, cross-arms, and sub-components.
- Identify the “invisible” risks of poles and assemblies under high-stress or approaching maximum loading, and prioritize remediation programs accordingly
- Simulate environmental conditions network-wide. Predict the consequences of extreme wind, snow, and heat events before they occur
- Perform multi-pole failure analysis to identify points of elevated failure risk across your network
- Propose solutions and mitigations immediately – add guy-wires, splints, change material types, then rerun analysis to immediately see the effects
Measure clash risks using precise network modeling and physical properties
Conductor clashing occurs when two wires come into direct contact. It can result in sparks and even molten metal dropping from the line – a common cause of wildfires. Measuring the risk of a clash requires precise network modeling and a deep understanding of a cable’s physical properties. Neara has both.
- Identify, triage, prioritize, and eliminate risk of conductor clash across the network
- Overlay layers of historic and predicted wildfire regions, weather data, and past reported events to help prioritize at-risk locations
Keep assets at a safe distance in any weather or load scenario
Neara provides simple tools to calculate the precise encroachment distance of surrounding objects for every cable in your network. Simply set-up the rules, define the desired weather conditions, and receive network-wide results. Apply regional and jurisdictional clearance standards, or augment them to your network’s specific requirements.
- Some clearance violations are more dangerous than others – logically prioritize field works and ensure appropriate maintenance
- Assess different clearance requirements for assets near roads, pathways, railways, or other surrounding features
- Prioritize and triage encroachment problems to address the most hazardous, highest-consequence issues first
- Maintain network-wide compliance to clearance standards
Identify and analyze the effect of third party attachments
3rd Party Attachments
Third party assets such as telecommunications and private cables can affect clearance, structural integrity, and accessibility of utility assets. Neara provides the tools to identify and analyze the effect of third party attachments on utility infrastructure.
- Understand where all third party attachments are across the network and immediately identify any clearance or encroachment violations
- Automatically identify all assets in your network that can accept further third party attachments and cables, while maintaining clearance loading limitations
- Instantly confirm adequate clearance and loading along entire cable routes
Rate every span in the network, simulating under different environmental and load scenarios
Identify problems, and design and test solutions to line rating limitations in one platform.
- Adapt to the network requirements of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), understanding where assets need to be changed to deal with new loads
- Identify the “limiting” spans on each circuit that prevent higher electrical loads – small changes can often unlock significantly higher electric throughput
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