Today’s utilities recognize that customers have different needs, and are acutely aware of the definition of “service reliability” as it pertains to various customer classes. Each of these customer types may require a different type of solution to deliver the expected level of service and power quality. The proliferation of intelligent devices and sensors on the network, and the wide-scale deployment of smart meters also demand an operational system that provides a more holistic and efficient view of the network in real-time.
And the increasing penetration of distributed generation and renewable energy sources presents its own particular set of challenges in the operation of a stable and secure grid. As a result, a unique blend of network modeling, automation and analysis tools is needed—one that transcends the typical distribution SCADA system, and even the traditional idea of distribution management.
Minsait ACS offers one of the most advanced and integrated suite of applications available today for distribution network management. Our PRISM advanced DMS, which is based on more than 40 years of experience delivering “mission critical” real-time systems with an open architecture design, features maximum reliability and availability, and offers several key advantages over competing solutions:
- A fully-integrated single database and network model, using the GIS and available planning data as the source
- A full suite of advanced applications for visualization, optimization, analysis and operation
- A completely integrated OMS suite that eliminates the need for costly and complex interfaces for data transfer between different SCADA/DMS/OMS platforms
- A unified and comprehensive user interface, providing safer and more efficient system control
- A high-performance real-time engine for all Smart Grid functions, designed to deliver when you need it most
- A sophisticated simulator platform that enables training of operators and other personnel based on realistic operational scenarios and actual events captured from the operating system