Prior to executing a switch order, operators must first complete preparation and approval steps to ensure the action will not have a negative impact on power quality elsewhere in the network. Similarly, operators must define, issue and surrender condition guarantees complete with tags/clearances.
If done manually, this process is time consuming and detrimental to operator efficiency – often at a time when operators must work quickly to minimize power quality issues or restore faults. Utilities must therefore automate switch orders, restoration orders, and guarantees for better traceability and to dramatically improve the speed of operations.
SurvalentONE Switch Orders and Guarantees seamlessly integrates with other ADMS solutions to improve the efficiency of this process. Operators can manage switch orders, restoration orders, and guarantees from within their SurvalentONE ADMS system, increasing speed and reducing the security risks associated with using an external system.
Switch Orders and Guarantees can be created using the online editor, with up to 200 steps per switch order. Some SurvalentONE applications, such as FLISR and VVO, can also generate switch orders automatically based on the recommended switching steps. Operators can associate up to 50 tags with each guarantee and issue it independently or as part of a switch order. As a result, with Switch Orders and Guarantees, operators can ensure the network is performing optimally with minimal manual intervention.