Increase grid safety and reliability through situational awareness with high-resolution time-series data, real-time analytics, and geographical information system (GIS) location information. Synchrowave Operations complements traditional SCADA systems and energy management systems (EMSs) by delivering power system insights that SCADA can’t provide.
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Wide-Area Situational Awareness—Synchrowave Operations improves situational awareness by providing live, subsecond, and time-aligned information from across the entire power system. Waveform signatures provide additional insight into the dynamic behavior of the power system, which enhances decision making during abnormal conditions.
Real-Time Visualization—Operators will promptly see the system response after switching a line in or out of service. Unreliable behaviors, like a growing oscillation or a failed breaker reclose cycle, are visible instantaneously with subsecond resolution that enables quick identification and response before the issue impacts the power system.
Intelligent Analytics and Notifications—Real-time analytics applications constantly monitor streaming data and provide notifications that give the operator access to key event data, including the location and impact, with a single click.
Secured Access to Data and Applications—Applications and all dependencies run self-contained, resulting in reduced attack surfaces. Access to the platform is restricted to authorized users via Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) authentication.
Faster Fault Location With Enhanced Visibility (Coming Soon)—Synchrowave Operations uses protective relay fault location data and GIS coordinates to display a fault’s location on a satellite map and guide line crews directly to the fault.
Renewable Energy Monitoring—High-resolution data lets operators measure and track the impact of renewables. Integrating renewable energy into the power system can result in reduced system stability and new oscillatory modes. System dynamics from these generation sources change quickly—too fast to see at traditional SCADA rates.
Power System Model Validation—To accurately replicate events, power system studies rely on accurate system models. Synchrowave Operations will record the system response to system events, such as capacitor switching, generator trips, load shedding, or other events. Comparing the recording to system models lets operators validate system security and reliability.
Synchrowave Operations enhances existing utility power system operations by delivering power system insights that SCADA can’t provide through situational awareness.
Synchrowave Operations is built on Synchrowave Platform, a scalable, resilient, and secure application platform for real-time power system operations and analytics. Synchrowave Platform brings state-of-the-art software technology to a secure private network. Applications on Synchrowave Platform work together to create new solutions for utility grid operation challenges. Each application is independent and communicates with the platform through interfaces, enabling new applications to quickly be developed and deployed. The platform is designed from the ground up with microservice and container technology, providing a robust and scalable platform for future growth.
Install, manage, and update applications quickly and independently. When a new application is released or an existing application is enhanced, that application is simply uploaded to the platform. The underlying container technology ensures the software suite is scalable, resilient, and secure.
During a server failure or maintenance, applications automatically rebalance and move to healthy servers in the platform’s cluster, ensuring critical applications are always operational.
The dynamics of the power system are changing because of increased renewable energy integration. Traditional SCADA data rates fail to capture important information needed to maintain grid stability. Synchrowave Platform supports high-speed time-synchronized measurements, ensuring the operators know what is happening on the grid at all times and can make timely decisions.
Time-series trend panel
Substation, line, and pole GIS coordinates
Frequency propagation map layer
Dial, bar chart, and table panels
Real-time applications continuously analyze data to identify power system conditions. When a condition is detected, a notification is sent to the power system operator. Notifications include critical information about the condition, such as the state, impact, and location.
The real-time applications include the following monitors:
Dashboards provide real-time visualization of power system data and information through a collection of panels:
Synchrowave Operations is composed of a suite of applications for utility grid operations running on Synchrowave Platform. The applications included in the Synchrowave Operations Wide-Area Situational Awareness (WASA) application package are described below. Additional application packages for Synchrowave Operations will release in the future.
|Synchrowave Operations Applications||WASA Application Package|
|Dashboards, Notifications, and Timeline|
|Frequency, Voltage, Phase Angle, and Power Monitors|
|Trend, Table, and Numeric Panels|
|Esri GIS Map Panel (Requires Esri GIS Server)|
|IEEE C37.118 Reader; Gateway Exchange Protocol (GEP) Reader|
|Time-Series Historian and Data Indexer|
|Role-Based Access and Web Gateway|
|Power System Model|
Licensing for each Synchrowave Operations application package is per cluster, number of users, and the size of the system. To receive a quote for your system, contact your local SEL sales representative.
The Firmware IDs for older versions of the firmware can typically be found in Appendix A of the instruction manual.