GE releases PowerOn distribution management system
Controlling a utility’s electrical distribution network and managing the people who work on it is fundamental to operating a modern, reliable and resilient electric grid
GE’s Digital Energy business (GE) has announced the availability of its PowerOn Advantage advanced distribution management system (ADMS). The new ADMS integrates grid management solutions such as outage management systems (OMS) and distribution management systems (DMS) into a single, yet modular, solution.
Controlling a utility’s electrical distribution network and managing the people who work on it is fundamental to operating a modern, reliable and resilient electric grid.
Designed from the perspective of a utility operator, GE’s PowerOn Advantage ADMS provides the improved situational awareness needed to operate a utility’s distribution grid.
The increased awareness and integrated, advanced functionality will help utility operators efficiently manage grids that are becoming more complex and dynamic. For example, the growth of embedded generation such as solar and wind, the volume of electric vehicles and the management of an active distribution network all present new and complex challenges to existing utility control systems.
GE’s integrated solution enables utility operators to optimize their electric distribution assets, workflows and existing infrastructure for advanced grid performance and improved reliability.
PowerOn Advantage enables utilities to keep the lights on, to respond to outages and to maximize return on network investment in the dynamic and ever changing distribution environment. Its advanced user interface provides utility operators with predefined, user-designed views of their entire electric distribution network, allowing multiple utility workers to access real-time network information at the same time. In addition, the PowerOn Advantage ADMS helps to automate outage restoration, boosting the performance of power distribution systems. It also enables improved maintenance processes for workers, ultimately delivering a more productive, reliable and efficient grid.