Create an electric utility network

The Electric Utility Network project includes an asset package that defines the baseline configuration of a utility network for electric. This asset package defines the schema for common electric components and the rules to define network behavior. The asset package is the default geodatabase for this project.

Domain network matrix

Domain network(s)Maps

Structure and Distribution

  • Electric Distribution Utility Network map
  • Electric Distribution Simple Network map

Structure and Transmission

  • Electric Transmission Utility Network map
  • Electric Transmission Simple Network map

Structure, Distribution, and Transmission

  • Electric Combined Utility Network map
  • Electric Combined Simple Network map

Set up an enterprise geodatabase

To set up an enterprise geodatabase, complete the following steps:

  1. Start ArcGIS Pro and click Open another project to open the Project tab.
  2. Click the Portals tab and sign in to an active ArcGIS Enterprise portal with an account that has permissions to publish content.

    This will be the portal utility network owner that includes privileges to create, update, and delete content and to publish server-based layers. The default publisher role includes these privileges. The portal account you use to sign in will be used for other operations such as configuring and publishing the utility network.

  3. Once you're signed in to your portal account, click the Open tab to view options for opening existing projects.
  4. In the Open pane, click Portal, and click Browse to view the content in your organization, including the Electric Utility Network project package.
  5. Click the Electric Utility Network project package to open it.

    If you've made edits to your current project, you'll be prompted to save before the Electric Utility Network project opens.

  6. On the Analysis tab, in the Geoprocessing group, click Tools Tools.
  7. In the Geoprocessing pane, browse to the Data Management toolbox. In the Geodatabase Adminstration toolset, click Create Enterprise Geodatabase.
  8. Fill in the tool parameters and run the Create Enterprise Geodatabase tool to create an enterprise geodatabase that you'll use to create and configure the utility network.

  9. Once the enterprise geodatabase is created, on the View tab, in the Windows group, click Catalog Pane Catalog Pane.
  10. In the Catalog pane, on the Project tab, right-click Databases and click New Geodatabase Connection New Geodatabase Connection.
  11. Create a database connection to the newly created enterprise geodatabase.
  12. In the Geoprocessing pane, browse to the Data Management toolbox. In the Geodatabase Adminstration toolset, click Create Database User.
  13. Fill in the tool parameters and run the tool to create a new database user for your database connection.

    This user will be the database utility network owner.

  14. In the Catalog pane, on the Project tab, right-click your enterprise database connection and click Connection Properties to open the Database Connection dialog box.
  15. Enter the user name and password created in step 13, and click OK.

Learn about working with SQL Server, Oracle, PostgresSQL on Windows and Linux, or SAP HANA geodatabases and best practices for geodatabase management.

Stage the utility network

Once you've created an enterprise geodatabase and connected to the database using the utility network owner role, the tools in the Utility Network Package Tools toolbox can be used to stage the utility network in the enterprise geodatabase.

To stage the utility network, complete the following steps:

  1. In ArcGIS Pro, open the project referenced in the section above.
  2. On the Analysis tab, in the Geoprocessing group, click Tools Tools.
  3. In the Geoprocessing pane, click the Toolboxes tab to view the toolboxes provided with ArcGIS Pro.
  4. Browse to the Utility Network Package Tools toolbox and click the drop-down arrow to view the tools and toolset in the toolbox.
  5. Click Stage Utility Network to open the tool.
  6. Enter the required parameter information. The image below provides an example of the parameter inputs.
    Stage Utility Network tool dialog box

  7. Click Run.

    When complete, a feature dataset containing the utility network configured to use the geographic extent of the service territory is created.

Apply the asset package

Once you've staged the utility network in the enterprise geodatabase, the electric asset package is applied to define the rules and configuration of a utility network and its feature classes.

To apply the asset package, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Analysis tab, in the Geoprocessing group, click Tools Tools.
  2. In the Geoprocessing pane, click the Toolboxes tab to view the toolboxes provided with ArcGIS Pro.
  3. Browse to the Utility Network Package Tools toolbox and click the drop-down arrow to view the tools and toolset in the toolbox. Expand the Asset Package toolset.
  4. Click Apply Asset Package to open the tool.
  5. Enter the required parameter information. The image below provides an example of the parameter inputs.
    Apply Asset Package tool dialog box
  6. Click Run.

    The tool added domain networks, configured the schema and properties of the utility network, and if specified, loaded data into the network.

Configure your utility network

The asset packages provided by Esri are designed to provide a baseline configuration; they are not designed to be all-inclusive data models containing every asset that a utility might have. The baseline schema should not be modified. Certain modifications to the baseline schema can result in undesired network behavior.

With this in mind, you can configure the baseline utility network using tools in the Utility Network and Data Management toolboxes to meet the requirements of your organization. Learn more about tools for configuring a utility network and manually configuring the baseline utility network.

Once you have created your utility network there are a few post processing steps to complete to fully enable your network.

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