Performing switching and load transfer operations based on geographic views of the network is challenging and time consuming. This becomes even more complicated when operators must rely on outdated paper maps of as-built schematic diagrams to visualize feeder circuits.
Operators need a simplified hierarchical view of the network to be more responsive and work with an electrical view of the grid. Assessing the potential impact of switching and load transfer operations using complex geographic views and static paper maps is a slow process which, particularly in high-pressure situations, introduces the risk of error.
Operators need the ability to instantly create interactive, as-operated schematic diagrams that accurately represent individual feeders in real time.
The SurvalentONE Schematic Generator provides operators with a clear, structured visualization of interconnected network elements and devices to improve their confidence and efficiency during switching and load transfer operations.
Using the Schematic Generator, operators can quickly create a schematic diagram from any line section of a selected feeder in SmartVU and view it alongside the geographic view of the feeder.
The Schematic Generator displays feeder circuits in full detail, including all relevant telemetered and non-telemetered devices and alarm conditions. For ease of operation, it uses the same highlighting and color scheme used by the feeders in SmartVU to distinguish between normal and abnormal operating conditions. It also displays real-time analog values such as measurements, Power Flow/DSE calculations and the number of downstream customers beside points of interest, so that operators can monitor the state of each feeder directly from its schematic.
The fully interactive and customizable solution enables operators to complete switching and load transfer operations in the view of their choice. Operators can also perform supervisory control, tagging, activation/ deactivation, alarm functions, and other device operations within the schematic diagrams.