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Siemens to market Spectrum Power ADMS smart grid management system



October 16, 2013 – The Siemens Smart Grid division is introducing a new distribution network management system specifically developed for building and expanding smart grids.

Spectrum Power ADMS (Advanced Distribution Management System) combines SCADA (Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition), outage management, and fault and network analysis functions on a software platform under a common user interface. The system also allows network operators to not only control and monitor their distribution network more reliably, says the company, but also carry out maintenance and repair work more efficiently. By suggesting actions to be taken and through automated processes, the system assists operators at the grid control centres in repairing and reconnecting the affected network section as quickly as possible after a fault.

Another strength of the system is the intelligent use of smart meter data for fault detection and clearance, says Siemens, and for controlling and monitoring distributed energy sources. The system provides the grid operator with the tools to comply with the requirements of current international reliability standards, such as NERC CIP.