As we’ve learned, minimizing life-cycle costs while keeping the technical aspects in mind is one of the key factors of the optimization, and it plays an important role in your asset investment planning. To open that up a bit more, the solution that Eero has worked on actually allows you to choose what kind of a network you are aiming at, and whether you are interested solely in the construction costs or want to take into account the entire network life-cycle, considering, for example, the reliability, operating, and maintenance costs. The most optimal network, of course, is the one designed for the entire life-cycle.
Serving nearly 380 000 customers in the capital region of Finland, Helen Electricity Network Ltd is Finland’s third-largest electricity distribution company when it comes to the number of customers. Helen's reliability of supply is outstanding also by a global measure; on average, a Helsinki resident experiences a 30-minute outage as rarely as every ten years! Helen also actively involves itself also in the utility software development, including network optimization.
Looking at what he’s done around the topic over the years, there’s no doubt he’s the man you want to talk to. He did his doctoral studies on it. He’s co-authored a number of papers on it, for example for IEEE. He played a key role in taking the solution to where it is today and now, he keeps pushing its development further with several utilities. And, to top it all, he’s a really nice guy!
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