The key challenges in today’s world of power distribution management are brought about by an increasingly complex grid. This is because the share of Smart Metering and Demand Response is growing, while the adaptation of distributed generation and energy storage requires ever-more advanced solutions.
Siemens has entered a new era of power control systems: Spectrum Power Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS), the integration of Distribution SCADA, Outage Management and Advanced Fault and Network Analysis, all operated through one technology platform with one common user interface. Spectrum Power ADMS is the one system that brings your distribution management to the next level.
Monitor and Operate
Monitoring and operation by the integrated Distribution SCADA provides for the monitoring of all telemetered and non-telemetered network operational data, including the alarming of any abnormal conditions; and for the implementation of commands issued by the operator (via the user interface) to remotely controlled equipment, or other functions such as Switching Procedure Management.
Analyze and Optimize
Analysis and optimization via the integrated Distribution Network Applications (DNA) provide the tools needed to monitor the complete network beyond simple telemetry and to make optimal use of its assets. The application suite reduces network loading at peak times and increases efficiency as well as reliability. It’s available in real-time and for study purposes.
Track and Restore
Tracking and restoring via the integrated Outage Management (OM) is responsible for merging outage information from all available sources, identifying the nature of the outages — including fault locations and affected customers — and dispatching the crews to restore service and make appropriate repairs. It is also responsible for developing all the necessary switching procedures — whether for isolating faults, restoring services, or planning works. The application ensures proactive and safe guidance for operators when needed most.
Spectrum Power ADMS is designed as the solid foundation for management of the Smart Grid.
The key benefits include the following:
Monitors, controls and optimizes distribution network operation to increase operators’ situational awareness, and reduces reaction time
Integrates increasing renewable generation while providing high operational efficiency
Optimizes asset utilization, with minimal network load and losses
Efficiently manages day-to-day maintenance and repair efforts to support reliability of supply
Shortens outage restoration times, especially under severe conditions, to ensure reduced service interruption time
Spectrum Power ADMS is business-focused.
It is Siemens’ global solution for the management of the evolving Smart Distribution Grid. ADMS has been designed to answer the operational challenges of Large Distribution Networks, since it is open to new Smart Grid business cases and to easy interoperability with any Enterprise IT.
Spectrum Power ADMS ensures that everything you need to know is only one click away.
It is characterized by its unique Common User Environment, enabling operation of all functions from one web-based user interface. With its component-based architecture, ADMS provides a flexible configurable environment for advanced grid management that is compatible with the various market requirements. Comprehensive outage views on geospatial and schematic network diagrams make the job of operators more efficient, effective, and satisfying.
Spectrum Power ADMS is made for easy integration.
Enterprise integration with external systems — such as Geographical Information System, Customer Information System, Interactive Voice Response, Advanced Metering, Workforce Management and Asset Management systems — is included in these implementations via the CIM-based SOA integration framework, which is an integral part of ADMS.
Spectrum Power ADMS is intelligent control center technology.
With its revolutionary new control center platform, Siemens addresses the need to evolve the operation of a resilient distribution grid.
SCADA increases situational awareness to reduce reaction time.
SCADA comprises all functionalities required for monitoring, alarming, measuring, calculating, controlling or lockout tagging power systems. Extended SCADA functions inside within an ADMS system are improved by advanced topologic coloring and tracing (single phase and three phase), Temporary Network Elements (TNEs), Switching Procedure Management (SPM) and Load Shedding. Extended tracing, including additional information such as customers, outages, trouble calls, etc.
Extended tracing, including additional information such as customers, outages, trouble calls, etc.
Support of Temporary Network Elements (TNEs) in a switching procedure
Visualization of switch plan and corresponding topology changes before execution
External Interfaces brings IT and OT together.
Thanks to its service-oriented architecture (SOA), Spectrum Power ADMS is able to make use of other IT systems within the power system — which in turn can access the services of the network control system. Standardized processes and interface and messaging specifications based on IEC 61968 and IEC 61970 standards ensure trouble-free data exchange between the systems. Spectrum Power ADMS thus becomes an integral part of the heterogeneous IT systems landscape and the operational processes — optimizing both the power supply and communications.
Outage Management reduces fault location and service interruption time.
Outage Management includes Trouble Call Management and Crew Management.
Fast and efficient handling of unplanned outages and planned work
Prediction Engine and Rule Engine with the ability to handle a large number of trouble calls when they occur under Storm Mode conditions
Storm Mode to handle storm events, with tracking of all outages and damages during the storm
Seamless workflow — from network diagram to Outage Management — and a consistent user experience with other Spectrum Web user interfaces
Improved notification to customers, e.g. through call-back registration
GIS Data Import Management (GDIM) allows for the initial bulk import of all the data from a GIS or from incremental updates, e.g. on a daily basis, with reduced data volume
The operational network model is synchronized with model changes implemented in the GIS
The geospatial user display is fully integrated in the homogeneous user environment together with, e.g., schematic network displays and tabular lists allowing for fast navigation and a simplified workflow
DNA ensures reliability, safety and efficiency.
The Spectrum Power ADMS Distribution Network Application (DNA) suite is the essential component for mastering the new challenges in distribution grids. It increases the reliability and efficiency of control center operation and field activities, minimizes downtime, and increases work safety.
Real-time assessment of network status for instant identification of equipment overloads, voltage limit violations, losses, loops, parallels, and other abnormal operating conditions
Ability to evaluate and optimally select network control actions
Improved fault location process, including coordination with field crews, and accelerated restoration of service
Improved field crew safety and reduced service interruptions
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