German multinational technology company Siemens’ Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has been deployed to Norwegian distribution system operator (DSO) Elvia to embed resilience into its distribution grid management.
The low-voltage software, LV Insights X, and distribution management system, Spectrum PowerTM 7 ADMS, are now operational and will provide Elvia with insights to support flexible grid management and grow its capacity.
With LV Insights X, Elvia will use existing data to create a digital twin to monitor grid status, with the intention of using data insights to optimise outage management. Benefits it hopes to unlock include cost savings, improved grid stability and customer satisfaction.
“At Siemens Grid Software, we are committed to accelerating the energy transition. Our low voltage software, LV Insights X, empowers grid operators to gain full transparency over their grid and increase capacity by identifying critical segment,” said Sabine Erlinghagen, CEO, Siemens Grid Software.
“Having now been deployed at Elvia, the software will enable the company to tackle its most pressing challenges, gain valuable insights to make fast decisions and increase customer satisfaction.
“By partnering with Elvia, as well as other DSOs across Europe during the development phase of LV Insights X, we were able to ensure our software meets the industry’s demand for next generation grid management.”
During the rollout process, Elvia worked with other European DSOs to test prototypes of the SaaS and develop user-centric solutions, with the intention of making them intuitive to use.
As a result, the company claims to have developed a product that supports modern and robust grid control architecture.
The new SaaS product, LV Insights X, is part of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, which is an open digital business platform designed to help customers to advance their digital transformation by providing adaptable and scalable low-voltage grid management that it claims can reduce outage times by up to 30%.
“We needed an innovative approach to develop a future-proof next-generation grid management solution in Norway., added Erik Jansen, head of grid operations, Elvia.
“Working with Siemens, we deployed an advanced and future-proof product within weeks that will help us to accelerate and handle the energy transition.
“With increased flexibility and oversight over our grid, we can now manage our low-voltage system in a much more efficient manner – from planning to operations and maintenance.”
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