Due to the significant importance of the whole project National Grid SA arranged the project finalization celebration to look back at the two project phases. The top management, incl. the CEO Mr. Laith Al Bassam of National Grid SA, attended the celebration as a reward for IPS and its innovative and path breaking asset and protection management software solution for electrical power networks.
National Grid SA declared this project as a reference and world’s first and biggest project in the field of protection data and setting management software implementation for power networks. Data from more than 120,000 protection relays with more than 170,000,000 setting parameters have been collected kingdom-wide by IPS and NG engineers, verified, and migrated into centralized IPS-EPIS™ (Enterprise Protection Information System) within the first phase.
The successful accomplishment of the first phase was only possible by using IPS Field Data Collection (IPS-FDC™), a wizard-based field data collection tool. This IPS software tool is specialized on protective relay data collection, and offers the opportunity of remote and automated data quality supervision. This allows field data collection in the shortest and optimized time with controlled data quality, and automated data conversion in the production system. Additionally, IPS established a “World Remote Data Control and Supervision Center” which is acting as a control and supervision center for all data collecting activities world-wide.
The scope of the second phase contained the development of a company-wide CIM XML network topology model and the integration of CAPE™ software - a product from our US technology partner Electrocon International, Inc. (EII). Also part of this phase was mapping the existing IPS-Enterprise Protection Information System (IPS-EPIS™) hierarchical data model with a CIM XML Topological Model to establish integrated and highly automated protection setting calculations. Furthermore, this set the fundament for Wide Area Protection Coordination (WAPC) done by Quanta Technologies.
This project was explicitly regarded from National Grid Saudi Arabia because of a very efficient and unselfish knowledge transfer to NG engineers. Today, NG Engineers independently manage this high-end technology, and belong to the top world-class users.
Due to the successful implementation of the IPS-Protection Data Management System, National Grid SA and IPS signed a contract for a new big project in 2017. Within this new project IPS will be working on the optimisation of the maintenance process, and will upgrade the IPS-Enterprise Protection Information System to an IPS-ENERGY™ Enterprise Asset Data and Maintenance Management System with more than 1,200 users.
The scope of the second phase includes the development of a company-wide CIM XML network model integrating CAPE™, and mapping the existing IPS-Enterprise Protection Information System (IPS-EPIS™) to establish an integrated protection data management with automated WAPC (Wide Area Protection Coordination).
In this project IPS-Intelligent Process Solutions GmbH integrates CAPE™ – a product from our well-known US technology partner Electrocon International, Inc. (EII). Furthermore, IPS is cooperating with Quanta Technology to finalize the world’s first and biggest project in implementing country-wide Protection Data Management System within 10 months. The project will include more than 120.000 protection relays with more than 100.000.000 setting parameters.
Highlights of PDMS-Project Phase 1:
October 2015 – National Grid SA and IPS-Intelligent Process Solutions GmbH signed the contract about the implementation of the kingdom-wide PDMS Phase 1 (Protection Data Management System). Besides the implementation of the IPS-EPIS™ Enterprise Protection Information System, it is worldwide the first time that the IPS-FDC™ Wizard Based Field Data Collection specialized on protective relays data collection, with remote data quality supervision is deployed. This allows field data collection in the shortest and optimized time with controlled data quality, and automated data conversion in the production system. IPS established a “World Remote Data Control and Supervision Center” which is acting as a control and supervision center for all data collecting activities all over the world. IPS is expecting to finish the PDMS Phase 1 by the end of Mai 2016.
IPS was chosen together with IBM as main supplier to implement a new ERP system with technical intelligence for Fingrid.
Fingrid is the electricity transmission system operator in Finland and has a crucial role in the Finnish power system. By virtue of the Electricity Market Act, the company is responsible for the functioning of the power system at a national level. This is vital in view of the welfare and development of the entire society and economy.
According to this situation extremely high requirements needs to be fulfilled by the supplier and only our unique IPS-SYSTEMS™ solution was able to handle this without any specific development work.
For more information please take a look on the press release from Fingrid or watch the video below.
ENERGEX Limited, an energy company based in Brisbane Australia, was seeking a software solution to record the settings use on Protection Relay and similar devices used on the network, known as a Protection Relay Settings Database.
Sections of this distribution network incorporate over-current and over-voltage protection devices. These Protection Relay devices are used for short-circuit and fault protection in electrical power systems. These devices incorporate automatic network monitoring and control elements, although some of the devices may be many decades old and have only basic monitoring and control elements incorporated.
Presently in the order of 15,000 of these devices are deployed in the Brisbane area and more are deployed across the rest of Queensland.
Each device has up to approximately 200 settings. There are approximately 50 different categories of settings maintained presently.
To handle these requirements ENERGEX Limited ordered our IPS-EPIS™ Edition which will be implemented in the next months.