GridSME provides vendor-agnostic strategy, procurement, and implementation services to the electric utility industry. We work with power producers, utilities, ISOs, RTOs, and RC’s to design, procure, and deploy Energy Management Systems (EMS), Operator Training Simulators (OTS), Distribution Management Systems (DMS), Outage Management Systems (OMS), Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS – DMS/OMS combined), Generation Management Systems (GMS), and Distribution Automation Solutions (DAS). We have experience and expertise as project managers, technical leads, engineers, architects, database conversion/validation experts, and in acceptance testing and training roles.
EMS, GMS, OTS & SCADA Systems
In today’s world, managing changes to core operational and training systems is critical for operating entities to maintain effective situational awareness, efficiently manage their assets, to meet their reliability obligations, and to stay within their tight operational budgets. GridSME can free up your internal resources and effectively lead technology change and acceptance, including:
Real-Time Advanced Applications
Advanced applications provide much of the analytical horsepower needed to effectively manage a distribution system or the Bulk Electric System (BES). GridSME has significant experience implementing real-time EMS models and applications such as state estimation, real-time contingency analysis, and real-time voltage stability.
Visualization & GIS Services
Having effective visualization is critical for operators to be provided with a high level of situational awareness. Many options available include incorporating GIS data into real-time visualization systems which opens many doors to new and better information available to operators. GridSME consultants have designed and implemented several visualization tools, improving operator’s view and understanding of the systems they manage.
Network Modeling Services
Network modeling is the root of all successful advanced application implementations. An accurate network model is also critical for entities who exchange model data as part of an energy market or RC process. GridSME consultants have experience building and maintaining models, automating model build processes, and assessing model quality through application metrics.
Control Center Design, Procure, & Build Services
Vendor management, construction project management, technology integration, visualization systems, desk and chair selection – GridSME has done it all. GridSME experts have led or participated in numerous control center projects, ranging from complete build out of new control centers to smaller scale control center improvement projects.
Business Change and Process Improvements
Establishing effective continuous improvement and measurements are critical for creating internal controls and a culture of accountability. GridSME experts have experience in establishing technology and process improvement initiatives with regard to managing critical systems such as EMS, SCADA, Advanced Applications, and ADMS. Often technology enhancements provide opportunities to remove legacy processes and create efficiencies that benefit both Operations and support teams. Ensuring those efficiencies are realized involves close inspection of the before and after expectations as well as a strong team change management focus to ensure they are part of the process.