White Paper - Preparing for the Future - How Asset Management Will Evolve in the Age of the Smart Grid

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    Most utilities struggle to organize information about their distribution network assets. Operations, engineering, accounting, and other business functions all use different tools and systems, forcing grid operators to synchronize separate databases. This paper presents an improved approach to managing grid assets by establishing a ‘single source of the truth,’ eliminating special-purpose databases, utilizing spatial databases, and incorporating a workflow management tool to support database updates.