The customer, one of the nine independent system operators (ISOs), in North America, was upgrading their control room technologies. Their task – update the ISO’s existing mapboard, secure the grid, incorporate new technologies into their existing systems, plan for future, unknown technology and make the market for wholesale electricity.


Realizing that they needed to be able to see share and respond to critical events in real-time, the ISO chose Activu’s software-based system to help them monitor critical operations and improve incident response and decision making.


The ISO has a complete view of their operations. Information can be viewed and shared anywhere, ranging from individual tablets and operator desktops to the ISO’s control center video wall and monitors in the control rooms of any of the 20 energy companies that purchase electricity from the ISO. Activu’s software is fully integrated with OSIsoft® PI System™ so operators are automatically alerted when an alarm event or unexpected change occurs.

About Activu

Vis/ability makes any information visible, collaborative, and proactive for people tasked with monitoring critical operations. Users of the platform see, share, and respond to events in real time, with context, to improve incident response, decision-making, and management. Activu software, solutions, and services benefit the daily lives of billions of people around the globe. Founded in 1983 as the first U.S.-based company to develop command center visualization technology, more than 1,300 control rooms depend on Activu.