Distribution SCADA

Overview

D-SCADA provides a low-cost modular system option for interaction with automated and intelligent distribution system field devices. It uses a simplified data model that is typically generated through an automated process. Since the D-SCADA model is not required to manage the distribution system connectivity, it can be generated quickly and efficiently to support rapid deployment initiatives and ongoing maintenance. The D-SCADA may be implemented to communicate directly with the field through a variety of methods to meet specific customer requirements. Combined with the DMS consolidated user interface, the D-SCADA enables replacement of multiple SCADA master stations that may be in place for capacitor control, DA switching, direct load control and other functions.

D-SCADA includes the following:


Data acquisition: provides the interface to the system field devices; facilitates the scanning of telemetered data periodically and, by exception, transmits control commands; and ensures data integrity.

Inter-Control Center Communications Protocol (ICCP) interface: provides the ICCP interface that connects D-SCADA to the OMS and MWFM system. It facilitates real-time data transmission and reception as well as required data point identifier mapping and conversion.

Intelligent electronic device (IED) management tools: enables the user to view and change the status of the data acquisition function’s objects and the system field devices. They also display IED communication errors and allow the user to view and reset communication error counts.

Increase utilization of existing assets: Real-time correlation of equipment loading, voltage, environment and timing conditions allows for increased utilization while improving reliability. Accurate engineering knowledge enables operators to push equipment when it is needed the most, without causing damage or risking an outage. Ultimately, better equipment utilization translates into deferred capital expenditures.



Network control executive: handles switching commands from the OMS and manages their execution.

Data archiving interface: directs scanned and derived system data to an independent long-term archiving system.

Configuration management tool: monitors the status of key components of the D-SCADA network servers, printers, network interfaces, true time devices, database domains, etc. It also allows the user to start and stop D-SCADA on individual servers.

Distribution management system: Distribution management systems vary in complexity. A comprehensive and intricate DMS is capable of managing fault detection, isolation, and recovery and Volt/VAR control while interfacing with (or integrating functionality traditionally found in) distribution SCADA systems, workforce management systems, outage management systems and geographic information systems.



 

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