Smart Grid

January 30, 2014

Siemens Unveils New Distribution Management System for Smart Grids

Looking to make its contribution to the development of smarter grids around the world, Siemens (News - Alert) Smart Grid has introduced a distribution management system, which, according to the company, is ‘comprehensive.’

To support its claim of being comprehensive, the company has introduced features such as spectrum Power(TM) ADMS (Advanced Distribution Management System) combines SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), outage management, and fault and network analysis, all firsts on a software platform.

So what is in for the users? It is said to simplify the workflows and make data management more efficient. It that was not enough, it also allows network operators to have more control on distribution networks. There are other goodies thrown in, such as the ability to track and restore outages.

The system can also be the best friend network operators were searching for all this time. It has the ability to offer remedial actions and restoration processes. It also helps them separating and restoring the affected network sections. Although there are other systems which allow users to do the same, Siemens claims this new system does so quickly and efficiently. The system can also tap into other IT systems to be integrated into a service-oriented architecture (SOA).

“Energy systems worldwide are facing a growing range of challenges, especially in power distribution management," said Dr. Jan Mrosik, CEO of Siemens' Smart Grid Division. "Siemens has developed its ADMS solution for North America to specifically address these challenges and achieve wide-spread build out of the smart grid. Utilities will now be able to make data more actionable, increasing operational efficiency for the utility itself and improving power reliability for end users.”

Over the last few years, Siemens Smart Grid has been spreading its wings in different parts of world. Recently, the company signed a memorandum of understanding with Iberdrola to build infrastructure in the Middle East. 

Edited by Cassandra Tucker