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PSS®ODMS is a multi-purpose software product used by power transmission system planners, operations engineers, and operations planners to create, maintain, analyze, and exchange network model data quickly and easily for use in long term planning studies, near-term operational planning, and real-time system operation.
It provides power system planners, operations planners, system operators and IT managers with a variety of capabilities, including:
Centralized data management and exchange across multiple domains (e.g. grid operations, network planning, etc.) – based on open CIM standards
Automated case creation for network operations planning studies
ENTSO-E CGMES compliance and PSS®E <-> CIM / CGMES data conversion (for European TSOs)
Real-time situational awareness (including state estimation and integration with SCADA and measurement data)
Offline study functions based on operation model, data, and scenarios
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For Transmission PlannersPSS®ODMS simplifies the entire planning project workflow from conception to operation. It boosts the efficiencyand ease of your modeling workflows, improves model reliability/accuracy, simplifies model exchange,and helps you achieve ongoing regulatory compliance.
For Operations EngineersPSS®ODMS provides a more efficient and reliable way of managing and exchanging operational data &models in a way that’s compliant with current regulations. It also provides Transmission System Operators(TSOs) with solutions for operator training and compliance with regulations around situational awarenessand audit trails.
For Operations PlannersPSS®ODMS automates the creation of accurate and reliable operational planning cases that are compliantwith regulations, and easily exchanged with other entities.
PSS®ODMS Single-User Edition
"Low-risk entry point into the world of CIM-based network modeling and analysis."
"Unlocks the benefits of a full enterprise model management solution. Also provides additional offline network analysis capabilities beyond the Single-User Edition."
"Combines the enterprise network modeling and offline analysis benefits of Standard Edition with online operational network analysis."
Bare-bones functionality to achieve CIM/CGMES-compliant network models, PSS®E data conversion, and basic network analysis (power flow) in a local desktop environment that's easy to deploy and maintain.
Expands on Single User Edition by: (1) Providing a complete model management solution through multi-user database support and incremental-based project modeling. Unlocks the full model management benefits of greater efficiency in model management/ exchange workflows; and reduced errors and maximum consistency in network model data across operations and planning departments (2) Providing short-term operational planning study capabilities with the optional Contingency Analysis module.
Expands on Standard Edition by introducing advanced online network analysis (driven by a State Estimator, plus integration with real-time and/or historical measurement data). Also includes options for multiple deployment environments (e.g. test, production, backup/standby, etc.).
CIM model conversion
- Turnkey solution for achieving CGMES compliance (for ENTSO-E TSOs) - NMM: Network model management across planning, operations and protection- Automated case creation, case management, and analysis for operations planning
- Operator training- Lightweight EMS- Situational Awareness Kit: NERC compliant state estimator and network analysis package for transmission operators that are too small for a fancy EMS
Entry point / Bare necessities
Full enterprise model management plus offline network analysis
Adds online network analysis and real-time/historical measurement integration. Also adds capability to support multiple environments.
OneLine Diagram Editor(details)
Real-Time Measurement Data Interface(details)
Historical Measurement Data Interface(details)
Network Size Configuration
Standard Model (Up to 21000 planning buses)
Large Model (>21000 planning buses)Requires 64-bit hardware/OS
Environments (e.g. test, production, backup, etc.)
Environment 5 or higher
Enterprise network modeling and offline/study analysis
Enterprise network modeling, offline/study analysis, and online measurement integration and analysis
Workstation(s)To be provided by licensee
Microsoft Windows(32- or 64-bit)
Database(s)To be provided by licensee
Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition
Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server (Standard Edition)
Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server (Standard or Enterprise Edition)
Number of Environments (physical or virtual)Hardware and network infrastructure to be provided by licensee
One or more
Workstation-dependent software license
Software-based network license
- Training: How to prepare your organization for the switch to PSS®ODMS - Training: How to squeeze the most benefit out of PSS®ODMS- End-user training- System administrator training- System installation/setup- Model assembly/creation- Architectural design- System integration- Formal acceptance testing- Engineering consulting- Business process consulting / change management- Project managemen
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With its flexibility, lightweight deployment, ease of use, CIM (IEC 61970) compatibility, open architecture, publicAPIs, and seamless integration with planning tools like PSS®E, PSS®ODMS can benefit power companies of varioussizes and functions, including TSOs, ISOs, RTOs, balancing authorities, reliability coordinators, and integrated utilities.Benefits include:
Greater efficiency in your model exchange workflows / business processes
Higher degree of accuracy in your power system studies, models, and simulations
Increased power system reliability/security
Fewer regulatory violations/fines
Turnkey compliance with key regulatory requirements around model accuracy, audit trails, network analysis,and model exchange, and network model/data formats.
Use PSS®ODMS for Network Model Management
Network Model Management
Use PSS®ODMS as a Lightweight EMS / Situational Awareness Kit for TSOs who are too small for a fancy EMS, but need to comply with NERC regulations
Situational AwarenessMy company is too small for a fancy EMS, but as a TSO,regulation requires us to maintain a state-estimator andnetwork analysis suite.• How can we automatically generate a complete, regulatory-ready audit trail of changes to the operationalmodel/baseline – from any point in the past until thecurrent moment in time• We don’t have a fancy EMS/SCADA – how can we stillensure that we comply with the latest regulatory requirements/standards for maintaining a state-estimatorand suite of network analysis functions?• How can we ensure compliance with the latest regulatorystandards around historical event re-creation and audittrails? The PSS®ODMS Network Analysis and Compliance Kit (NACK) provide TSOs with a solution for complying with key regulatory requirements involving audit trails, network analysis, and situational awareness.
ENTSO-E TSOs (Europe)
Use PSS®ODMS for ENTSO-E CGMES Compliance
• ENTSO-E CGMES Conformity: For our customers in Europe, PSS®ODMS 11.0 has been awarded the Attestation of Conformity by ENTSO-E. In addition, we have also made a number of enhancements based on close collaboration and testing with our European customers using their actual network data. This includes an automated solution for producing forecast cases for operations planning studies (e.g. D-1, D-2, W-1, etc.)*.• PSS®ODMS for CIM / CGMES data conversion• PSS®ODMS as a network modeling platform to achieve full CGMES compliance (including regulations around RDF:ID persistence)• PSS®ODMS as a turnkey solution to comply with forthcoming ENTSO-E Network Codes• PSS®ODMS as a tool for CGMES-compliant automated day ahead case creation• PSS®ODMS for Network Model Management• Click here for further information on PSS®ODMS for European TSOs / CGMES
Use PSS®ODMS for Operations Planning – Automated Case Creation, Management, and Analysis
Case CreatorPSS®ODMS Case Creator automates the creation of accurate and reliable operational planning cases that are compliantwith regulations and model exchange standards.Features• Open APIs (based on Python and .NET) allow you to script/automate the generation of operational planningcases, including the integration of case parameters from external sources (e.g. outage schedules,load forecasts, etc.)• Model synchronization engine ensures that your operational planning cases are based on the current operationalmodel / EMS snapshot• Assemble an accurate operational snapshot case from previous system conditionsCase ManagerThe PSS®ODMS Case Manager manages the end-to-end lifecycle of operational planning cases, ensuring efficiency, reliability, and regulatory compliance.Features• Audit trail that captures all case assembly steps, including timestamps and people responsible• Easy-to-use Graphical User Interface lets you view/change model data and case parameters• Coordination of equipment identifiers across operations/EMS, planning applications, and outage scheduling Case AnalysisPerform a wide variety of operational planning studies (intra-day, next-day, forward, etc.) with the built-in analytical functions of the PSS® suite (spanning the power of three world-class analytical engines, including PSS®ODMS, PSS®E and PSS®MUST) Features:a. Powerflow analysis b. Contingency analysis c. All analytical functions from PSS®MUSTd. All analytical functions from PSS®E
PSS®ODMS 11.2 provides users with a number of product updates and enhancements including:
*New/Updated* Automated CGMES Case Creation Module (for compliance with ENTSO-E intraday, day ahead, etc., forecast case creation requirements)
Larger model size! Support for fully detailed node-breaker models with up to 50,000 buses – with even further enhancements coming in subsequent releases
Improved PSS®E and CGMES import and export functionality
Enhanced Store Topology and Store Solution State functions
Added capability to search in spreadsheet views with Ctrl-F and F3 key support
New “Case Browser” feature for convenient sequential viewing of multiple saved cases
ENTSO-E CGMES Conformity: For our customers in Europe, PSS®ODMS 11.0 has been awarded the Attestation of Conformity by ENTSO-E. In addition, we have also made a number of enhancements based on close collaboration and testing with our European customers using their actual network data. This includes an automated solution for producing forecast cases for operations planning studies (e.g. D-1, D-2, W-1, etc.).
New PSS®ODMS Installer to streamline and simplify the installation process.
CGMES Dynamics: In conjunction with ongoing industry efforts, PSS®ODMS 11.0 provides bidirectional PSS®E-CGMES conversion support for an additional set of dynamic model types.
Enhancements in the user interface, import and export functions, network analysis functions, and Python® API.
To access additional information on the new features and enhancements in this latest release of PSS ®ODMS, click here for the release notes.
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