The aforementioned modular structure of the SYNDIS system makes it possible to adapt it to the individual requirements and needs of customers, through the use of the following modules:
- SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition). Remote or local dispatch centers use this layer of our system to supervise, measure and control devices in real time. SCADA provides archiving and handling of event logs, cooperates with field controllers, data concentrators and other telemechanics devices. It enables visualization and supervision of secondary circuits as well as automation systems, protection systems, interference recorders in stations of any type. These devices can be operated in a variety of protocols, e.g. PN-EN 60870-5-10x, PN-EN 61850, DNP 3.0 and others.
- NMS (Network Management System). These modules provide functions and mechanisms for the dispatcher's dialogue with supervised and controlled objects, technological strings and devices. They analyze object data in order to identify and assess the states and the correct operation of switching and security equipment. NMS modules offer functions for efficient management of current energy flows. Within this layer of the system, network management is associated with business functions, such as shutdown handling, energy quality assessment, data transmission for the Energy Market.
- DMS (Distribution Management System). DMS modules help in the organization of the current work of energy services, resource management, renovation planning and cost analysis. They enable records of carried out works, test protocols, visual inspection, measurements, security settings, etc.
- OMS (Outage Management System). The basic task of the OMS module is to analyze changes in the power grid and find events that cause power loss on its individual fragments. The entire operation is managed by the SYNDIS Server service. If a power loss is detected, the module remembers information related to this event and assigns it a unique number, creates a so-called shutdown.
- EMS (Energy Management System). Functions for efficient management of current energy flows are offered by EMS modules. Particularly important for their efficiency is the continuous archiving of current measurement data used for balancing and invoicing. Load forecasting and optimal association with energy resources support participation in the Energy Market.
- GMS (Generation Management System). These modules provide the functions necessary for efficient energy production. Ongoing control of devices, anticipation of loads and optimal coordination of production capacity utilization is their basic task.
- PROXY - proxies and increasing cyber security.
- data warehouses and report generators.
- process servers - servers with an expert knowledge base, analysis and statistical evaluation of data, extensive mechanisms for archiving and presentation of results.
SCADA modules provide connectivity to objects and the implementation of measurements, controls and supervision. DMS/OMS/EMS modules adapt SYNDIS to the specifics of energy distribution and transmission processes.
The SYNDIS system works in a client-server architecture. A key feature of this solution is the separation of the real-time process from the visualization and data processing processes. The server collects information:
- from field and station controllers
- security devices
- measuring transducers
The information is collected in databases and made available to users through terminals connected to an intranet or Internet network.
The operation of the system is supported by specialized process servers with an expert knowledge base, performing extensive statistical analysis, archiving, comparison and data analysis functions.
Remote access to the system and the implementation of all service functions is possible using terminals equipped with a web browser.
The data structure and functional solutions of the SYNDIS system have been built on the basis of the CIM (Common Information Model) in accordance with the following standards:
- IEC 61970-301
- IEC 61970-452
- IEC 61970-453
- IEC 61970-456
- IEC 61970-552
- and IEC 61968-4
Thanks to the CIM standard, the method of modeling all kinds of phenomena occurring in the network (e.g. power flow) has been simplified and the scheme of information exchange between different systems has been unified.