Shorter outage duration
Avoid unplanned outages and react quickly and efficiently to disturbances or potential problems. Satisfy regulatory mandates and improve customer satisfaction with real-time information and fast outage restoration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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