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Siemens to build smart grids system for Prague

Czech Republic: Siemens Infrastructure & Cities entered into a contract with the Czech distribution network operator, PREdistribuce, to build a network control system for Prague’s power grid. Under the agreement, Siemens will implement the latest software version of the Spectrum Power network control system over the next three years in Prague.

In collaboration with the IT services provider Atos, Siemens will integrate the Spectrum Power system into the existing IT structure of the Czech distribution network operator. The existing databases for SAP applications, GIS and customer support will be synchronized with the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system by means of automated interfaces.

The new network control system, which will replace the old SCADA systems of the Czech grid operator, will manage the voltage levels of 110 kV (kilovolts), 22 kV and 0.4 kV. As part of the installation process, the 200,000 remotely monitored data points from the high-voltage and medium-voltage network will be extended to the 400-Volt level, for a total of 2.5 million data points, all of which will be mapped in the system. In the medium-voltage power grid, applications will be used to localise faults and ensure automatic restoration of the power supply, thereby reducing outage times and considerably improving availability. A modern outage management system will be deployed to support efficient allocation of fault correction resources.

Energy-efficient, eco-friendly solutions for setting up intelligent power supply networks (Smart Grids) are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio.

Source: Electric Net