Transmission control centers are overwhelmed with massive quantities of unlinked data.
A flood of real-time data from multiple sources, such as newly deployed equipment sensors, can overwhelm control center operations, making it difficult to detect and effectively respond to problems.
Real-time decision making is further complicated by siloed data sources that are unlinked to each other and have disparate formats, duplications, errors, and unexpected delays. For instance operators might need to simultaneously consider data from environmental sources, like weather or wildfires, with data from systems for supervisory control, power markets, advanced distribution management, demand response, and maintenance.
Use Case Problem:
Use Industrial AI to fuse disparate data in real time and generate visualizations and alerts.
Speed up detection and response to complex problem situations to improve service levels and reduce operational costs.
Data fusion: Fuse data in real time into one knowledge base using semantic web modeling to contextualize related data, rationalize formats, and correct for errors, delays and duplications.
AI Agents: Reason across data and time using real-time AI agents that are robust and highly scalable to meet growing data and computational loads.
Open interfaces: Use Industrial AI's open interfaces to display fused data within a grid operator’s existing monitoring and decision support tools, such as KPI trending and geographical information systems like ESRI ArcGIS.
Hybrid cloud: Deploy using onsite and optionally offsite clouds to maintain data security and lower solution's life cycle costs.
Situational historian: Persistently store all data, corrected and uncorrected, and their relationships as time-stamped semantic facts to enable audits, high-fidelity replays, and analytics discovery.
A SmartCloud Situational Awareness solution helps monitor the US bulk power system for North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Regional Entities. The solution is Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compatible, communicates using Inter-Control Center Communications Protocol (ICCP), and hosted at SmartCloud's secure SSAE 16 data center.