The pressure to improve operational efficiency and reliability indicators motivated the electric utilities to invest in automation in the medium voltage network, which led the number of digital devices to significantly grow in the recent years. This growth has made it possible to perform a large set of control actions not in hours, but in seconds, eliminating the need for dispath of field crews, since everything can be done via their own real-time operating centers.
On the other hand, the continuous inclusion of new equipment makes the operation more and more complex, while the worry about reliability indicators requires quick and assertive decisions from operators. Moreover, in most cases, the distribution automation systems often focus only on basic functionalities of the electrical protections and do not take advantage of all the potential of smart reclosers. To become even more efficient and competitive in this new scenario, utilities have sought new tools with capacity to integrate operating systems, providing security and ease of maintenance.
Elipse Power ADMS is an advanced platform for distribution network management, focused on the increase of productivity and efficiency, optimizing and controlling the network assets.
The network’s electric modeling, based on IEC 61970 – CIM standard, guarantees shorter configuration, maintenance, and commissioning times, in addition to easier integration with existing corporate systems, such as GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and OMS (Outage Management Systems).
Smart modules, such as Self-Healing and Schematic View, complement this solution by supporting the decision-making process and improving maneuver and switching times.
In February, 2015, this technology allowed recovering, in 10 seconds, 9,463 out of 9,756 customers hit by an energy outage on São Luís distribution network, in northeastern Brazil
Elipse Power and Elipse Plant Manager are instrumental in helping one of the largest electricity distribution companies in Brazil meet São Paulo’s 6-million-customer more effectively
Elipse Power automates the power distribution of 160 substations at CEMAR: Companhia Energética do Maranhão (Maranhão's Power Generation Company)
This case presents the Elipse solution adopted by RGE to active requirements of performance, safety, reliability, and management of OCC’s and DCC’s