Train & Test on GE Digital’s Distribution Operations Training Simulator
As a component of the ADMS portfolio, GE Digital’s Distribution Operations Training Simulator (DOTS) enables training operators and dispatchers, in both routine and emergency operations, in an environment that accurately represents the behavior and response of the real system.
Rather than users waiting to experience challenging events on-the-job, utility staff are able to familiarize themselves with advanced applications functionality and gain an understanding of how they interact with other subsystems of the ADMS. This integrated system uses the same software components, programmatic interfaces and UI as our real-time ADMS, and creates an effective training and testing environment to operate with the actual network model, data, and functions in a controlled and safe environment—without the risk of disturbing the real-world system. Within DOTS, the Event Scripter allows complex training scenarios to be developed while the Simulated Power System Model generates the required network responses and the power flow data points are fed to the simulated SCADA.
DOTS also empowers utilities to test functionality, carry out stress tests and run scenario analysis, and allows them to simulate new business processes and challenges, including the impact of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), on grid operations. With the flexibility to look at future events and run different scenarios for summer peak loads, weekend conditions, etc., utilities can easily forecast and plan for the future.
The solution has also proven to be an effective tool for performance testing of new software releases. Utilities can build sophisticated events scenarios from historical data or fabricate new events and stress test new releases before moving an upgraded system over to production.
In addition, the DOTS environment is also useful in validating the model management processes. This includes the extract, transform, and load processes to move the core asset model data from a source GIS to the Distribution Network Operations Model.