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    Ensuring electrical supply in one of the world’s harshest environments

    Facing the storm

    How SA Power Networks (SAPN) and ADMS keep electricity flowing to 1.5 million households in weather-battered South Australia.

  • Facing the storm South Australia Power Networks

    Schneider Electric partners with SA Power Networks to battle the most extreme environmental conditions

    Challenge

    • Customers in South Australia may experience a loss of power supply due to network outages – and remain without power until the faults are pinpointed and an alternative supply is provided. 

    • This affects residential buildings as well as critical facilities and major customers, such as hospitals, universities, shopping centers, factories, airports, etc.

    • Finding a fault can take much longer in rural areas due to lack of SCADA coverage and long distances over a huge network area.

    • Faults on overhead power lines may even cause bushfires, so they must be localized, disconnected, and isolated as quickly as possible.

    • Another challenge is public safety, as a large proportion of South Australia’s network uses overhead conductors.

    Automation Solution - ADMS

    Solution

    Reliability and Connectivity with EcoStruxure
       Apps, Analytics & Services : EcoStruxure™ ADMS (Advanced Distribution Management System)
       Edge Control: Decentralized feeder automation systems
       Connected Products: RM6 Medium voltage switchgear, MiCOM compact and modular substation and bay controller

    • Schneider Electric has provided SAPN with a complete solution including our industry-leading EcoStruxure™ ADMS, medium voltage switchgear and decentralized feeder automation systems.

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    Results

    These solutions allow the utility to benefit from:

    • Fault location, isolation and service restoration
    • Network monitoring
    • Load flow analysis
    • Real-time control and optimization
    • Operational planning
    • Training and simulation

    With the EcoStruxure™ ADMS and feeder automation functionality, SAPN now has far better monitoring and management of their vast network, and increased visibility of what is happening on the ground.