Factors and Constraints for implementing a Unified Data Platform for Operational Intelligence and Analysis of the Power Sector
Pratik Ghosh1, Ratna Banerjee2, Vinay Kandpal3, Jacob T. Verghese4 

1Pratik Ghosh, PhD Scholar University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Plexus Infratech Private Limited, New Delhi, India.
2Dr. Ratna Banerjee, Assistant Professor (Senior Scale), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India.
3Dr. Vinay Kandpal, Assistant Professor, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, India.
4Dr. Jacob T. Verghese, Chairman, Steag Energy Services India Private Limited, New Delhi, India.

Manuscript received on 17 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 5753-5760 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B3525078219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B3525.078219
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Abstract: The research tries to identify the various factors that need to be integrated to implement a Unified Data Platform (UDP) for the power sector and its interoperations. Data and tools from generation, transmission, distribution and trading were readily available but in silos and we added to it the complexity of interoperability between stakeholders affecting the organizations, applications, information systems, social, economic, regulatory and technical infrastructure. The different data silos were studied to identify the factors which need to be analysed and integrated for these silos to interoperate with each other for attaining operational excellence in a competitive environment. The research was important as the last few decades have seen an organic growth of the power sector in India. This growth inherently bought with it the requirement for humongous enhancement of existing systems, restructuring of the sector, modification of the policies and develop frameworks to handle the scale of future capacities. The integration and interconnection of different stakeholders in the sector has increased the quantum of software, hardware, tools and data by manifold. The unification of data at a higher level will improve the operational efficiencies and reduce the losses at silos level due to lack of data unification.
Keywords: Unified Data Platform, Interoperability, Power Sector, Information System, Data Analytics, Operational Intelligence

Scope of the Article: Community Information Systems