February 28, 2017
Con Edison Storm Center™ Upgrade Includes Political Boundaries, Premise Layer
Just in time for the newest round of winter storms, Con Edison has upgraded to the latest enterprise-level version of KUBRA Storm Center™. The upgraded outage map includes all that the new Storm Center 4 has to offer, such as an upgraded user interface, new Google Maps base, and responsive design. Storm Center also includes detailed information on each individual outage to keep customers informed about the estimated time of restoration, cause, crew status, and more.
As with previous versions, users are able to change viewing options within the map, and can toggle between road view and satellite view, with a weather radar option available for both. The weather radar information is often helpful to customers anticipating an approaching storm, and can be used to predict where the majority of outages may occur.
In addition to the standard Storm Center functionalities, the new Con Edison map includes several unique features and filters. With the new “Political Boundaries” map filter, users can view boundary lines for the United States Congress, New York Assembly, New York Senate, New York City Council, New York City Community Board, and the Westchester County Board of Legislators.
Customers can also zoom in to access the premise level view, which allows users to identify exact outage addresses and their corresponding estimated time of restoration. In addition to the standard premise icons, unique markers are assigned to critical infrastructure facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and water/sewer facilities. Once a restoration crew arrives on site, a crew badge is added to the appropriate premise icon.
As an alternative to viewing outage data on the map, users can view summary data broken down by Westchester Municipalities or New York City Boroughs. Those who wish to view even more details can also view and download a list of premises out of power in each Borough or Municipality.
The new Storm Manager administrative tool allows Con Edison employees to manually enter static information to be displayed in selected information panels and detail pages within the previously mentioned summary table. This feature allows Con Edison to list information about electrical infrastructure for a given area. The addition of Storm Manager gives Con Edison flexibility and the option to display information not necessarily available through its dynamic outage data feed.
About Con Edison
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $48 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit the web at www.conEd.com, for energy efficiency rebates and incentives at www.coned.com/energyefficiency, and on Twitter and Facebook.