Siemens' Spectrum Power™ Shared Architecture provides the infrastructure for a utility to integrate software systems that support reliability and market operations using the principles of a Service Oriented Architecture.
In the typical utility environment, software systems are purchased from different vendors and/or internally developed, resulting in a diverse computing environment with point-to-point interfaces between these systems.
Spectrum Power™ Shared Architecture provides a platform that includes an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and an expanded set of Spectrum Power™ Shared Architecture services, which may be used to upgrade the utility computing environment.
Spectrum Power™ Shared Architecture also includes a set of services that are commonly needed in the operations environment such as support for high availability, system resiliency, cyber security and archive/audit.
Spectrum Power™ Shared Architecture was co-developed by Siemens and PJM Interconnection, LLC.
SA is based on existing and emerging standards that are important to utilities. These standards include the Common Information Model or CIM series of standards.
SA is strategic choice for utilities, allowing improved management of software systems and lower total costs of ownership, including maintenance, training, and support as well as initial acquisition costs.
Spectrum Power™ Shared Architecture was developed by Siemens and PJM Interconnection LLC, and is available through Siemens. Siemens offers the depth of knowledge and experience spanning operations, maintenance, engineering, solution architecture, information management and program management that is essential to successful SA implementation. Siemens‘ extensive resources in these areas, combined with our software and services, ensure that the customer receives the most from each implementation.