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Introducing Spectrum Power for Advanced Distribution grid operation

Managing Evolving Complexity on the Electric Distribution Network

While the grid system has become increasingly complex due to the integration of distributed energy resources and storage these challenges have created opportunities to rethink the world of power distribution management. When integrated into the distribution grid, smart meters, demand response, and distributed storage and generation – in combination with increased grid automation – are inundating utility systems with data that need to be intelligently managed and leveraged for effective distribution grid operation. At the same time, utilities are facing growing regulatory and customer pressure to maximize grid efficiency and provide reliable service at all times. 

To enable utilities to face these current and future challenges successfully, Siemens has entered the next era of power control systems: the Spectrum Power™ Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS). It integrates distribution SCADA, outage management, and advanced fault and network analysis – all operated in a Common User Environment – to gain maximum benefit from smart meter information and provide a solid foundation for the management of tomorrow’s grid today. 

Monitor & Operate

Increased operational efficiency with SCADA

Thanks to its leading SCADA functionality, Spectrum Power™ ADMS comprises everything you need for monitoring, alarming, measuring, calculating, or controlling power systems

Extended SCADA functions within the Spectrum Power™ ADMS system are improved by advanced topologic coloring and extended tracing, including for outages and trouble calls (single-phase and three-phase distribution networks); online-editable Temporary Network Elements; easy Switching Procedure Management; and flexible Load Shedding. In this way, you have a complete overview of and control over your network. 

Analyze & Optimize

Reduce network loading at peak times and increase network efficiency and reliability

Spectrum Power™ ADMS provides the tools you need to analyze the complete network and optimally use its assets. It encompasses an application suite – Distribution Network Applications (DNA) – that includes automated Fault Analysis, Network Analysis, and Load Forecast. These applications are used in real time to support the operator in assessing the state of the entire network, in improving the normal operation of the network through control optimization, and in resolving abnormal network conditions such as network faults or limit violations. As an added benefit, these applications can also be used in study mode to support the operator in planning network reconfiguration for minimizing possible service interruption time and to evaluate alternatives in corrective or preventive strategies.

Track & Restore

Proactively and safely guide operators when needed most, for instance during storms and outage restoration activities

With the aim of reducing fault location and service interruption time, Spectrum Power™ ADMS outage management is responsible for a range of functionalities: for merging outage information from all available sources; identifying the nature of the outages, including fault locations and affected customers; dispatching the crews to restore service and make appropriate repairs; and developing all necessary switching procedures.

It includes trouble call management, crew management, and customer notification. Comprehensive outage/work analysis and switching order capability work with a range of other functionalities to process trouble calls, verify the fault, and automatically calculate the Estimated Time to Restore (ETR). A sophisticated storm mode is also integrated, which can process large numbers of trouble calls from customers and smart meters, and helps to guide the operator during optimized restoration activities.

Mobile OM supports the dispatch of work orders, optimizes the workflow, helps to execute switching procedures, or provides the means for efficient mobile damage assessment. Field crews can easily exchange text messages or files with the control room to obtain increased visibility and quick response times.

Manage and Leverage Data

Improve grid operation, integrate with the Internet of Energy

 Benefiting from the Siemens integrated platform approach for grid control and grid applications, Spectrum Power can get valuable information from grid edge devices, such as smart meters …for higher forecast accuracy. The Siemens EnergyIP grid application platform provides various analytics applications such as Load Forecasting, which excels in providing  granular low-voltage distribution level forecasts based on the AMI data of millions of service points under full consideration of the grid hierarchy.  

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Integrated Active Network Management

High grid stability, solid peak load management, reliable voltage regulation

Processes in the distribution grids must be made visible at all times in order to reliably assess the status and take efficient countermeasures before critical situations arise.

Spectrum Power™ ADMS with integrated Active Network Management is a smart solution for distribution grids that supports a wide range of grid assets,  providing secure control of capacitor banks, loads, generators, and battery storage, in automatic mode without operator intervention.

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Spectrum Power™ ADMS key features

  • Distribution SCADA enables full support for single- and three-phase distribution networks, extended tracing for outages, and more
  • Distribution Network Applications (DNA) to estimate fault location, automate service restoration, and execute power flow calculations for switch execution and network optimization
  • Outage management, including: storm management, outage prediction, mobile crew collaboration, and outage archiving with reporting and KPI tracking
  • Geospatial network diagrams in 2D and 3D, including street information and satellite views
  • Flexible solution and modular architecture to integrate with existing infrastructure
  • Seamless workflow support with efficient interaction and comprehensive outage views of geospatial and schematic network diagrams
  • Integrated Active Network Management that supports a wide range of equipment – from transformer tap changers and capacitor banks to controllable loads and generators, including battery storage. 

Spectrum Power™ ADMS key benefits

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