Managing switching operations requires peak coordination performance between the required measure, third party companies, staff, customers, government and regulatory authorities, and the actual technical reality.
Relevant efficiency gains and simultaneous security gains can only be achieved by comprehensive digitization.
From its start to its finish, the planned outage process involves numerous departments. The integration of the switching measures into the context of the overall task and into the network management makes this solution efficient and field-worthy.
Different requirements - One response
Every switching is a job
Digital instructions replace the verbal switching coordination
The planning results including interactive step lists are available to the switching staff. The same step list is available to all field crews involved in the switching process so that all involved parties are fully informed at all times - even field crews which are far removed from each other yet must perform switching steps as a team.
The digital switching process also allows ad-hoc changes of the switching steps and the staff scheduling.
Screenshot with step list
Request: Release of a switching step by PSIcontrol (field is yellow):
Request negative: Field turns red
The engineer is told to contact the control center. The control center can also be alarmed automatically.
Request positive: Field turns green
The step is marked as "Instructed" in the control system. The engineer performs the switching operation and confirms the execution via PSIgridmobile.