The operational support solution offers control centre operators tool to manage grid operations.
"Our ADMS solution has been developed in close collaboration with Norwegian grid companies and has resulted in many of the largest grid companies in Norway using our solution. We have identified user requirements quite well", says Sjur Messel Nafstad, product owner at Powel.
"A key part of the work has been analysing the work processes of grid companies in order to develop a good user interface," says Nafstad.
Notifies customers in an efficient way
ADMS is an acronym for Advanced Distribution Management System and provides the opportunity to make significant savings regarding notifying customers, more rapid planning and implementation of grid work, better fault management and improved information flow, both internally and for end users.
"A key part of the work has been analysing the work processes of grid companies in order to develop a good user interface. This has also given us a great competitive edge. The solution is easy and intuitive to use, both for those working at the grid centre and for other grid company personnel who require insight into the operating situation", says Nafstad.
"ADMS has become an important part of the working day of grid companies. It has led to more secure and effective grid operation and I believe none of the major grid companies could imagine their working day without ADMS"
Notifies media about acute power outages
There are many people with different roles who use ADMS. Operators at the grid centre use the solution in their day-to-day work. ADMS is also used by customer centres, management and other departments in grid companies, electricity customers and the media. The solution is used equally as much as a planning tool, in order to gain an overview during both major and minor crises.
"Grid companies can use ADMS to gain an overview of which customers are without power and to notify planned or acute power outages. In situations in which a high volume of customers lose their power supply, the solution is also used to notify the media about the situation", say Nafstad, before adding:
"ADMS has become an important part of the working day of grid companies. It has led to more secure and effective grid operation and I believe none of the major grid companies could imagine their working day without ADMS", he says.
ADMS procures data from NIS systems such as NETBAS, OpenNIS and GeoNIS The software programme monitors the grid 24/7, 365 days per year and offers users intuitive and reliable user interfaces with which to monitor the power grid.
"Good map presentations of the operating area, lists containing overviews of all incidents, ongoing work, safety measures and measurements from sensors out in the grid make it easy to gain a picture of the current situation. The goal is to avoid overloading the grid and, not least, avoid incidents. Good planning and good digital tools have given us one of the most stable power supplies in the world", concludes Sjur Messel Nafstad.