CitiPower Powercor have implemented a new load management system that provides “Selective Load Management” SLM.
Rather than turning off complete suburbs, including traffic lights and train crossing lights, SLM sets load limits for smart meters, if a smart meter is using more than this limit, then it turns the power off. This provides benefits to the community by minimising the interruptions.
CitiPower Powercor developed the SLM backend internally and engaged Synerty integrate the backend with GE ADMS for the operators.
Synerty used the “Permits” object in GE ADMS as a way for the controllers to start a SLM event, set the load to drop, and complete the SLM event. “Permits” are typically used for safety documents and operational documents.
Synerty then developed perl code to interface with GE ADMS and the SLM backend.

Synerty was awarded the contract to upgrade WEL Networks GE ADMS production and dev environments to v5.2.2.9, with the following major items :

  1. Upgrade to RHEL6
  2. Upgrade to Oracle 12c
  3. Upgrade to MS Reporting Services 2016
  4. Implement active directory for security

This involved:

The Linux AD integration, core server rebuild and cutover were all completed using Synerty’s Attune product.
This is the sixth upgrade project that Attune has successfully completed, proving it to be a robust and streamlined approach to upgrade projects.

Synerty’s Attune product is changing the landscape of GE ADMS upgrade projects.
With Attune, we can build servers quickly and consistently, incorporating all of the lessons learnt from previous projects by default.
Attune runs the same commands a consultant would run, wrapped in features designed specifically for server builds and maintenance.
Attune is used to :

  1. Build the GE ADMS / GE ADMS servers.
  2. Perform the cutover from the old system to the new system.
  3. Centralise scheduled tasks across all the servers once they’re in production.
  4. Automating non-production data refreshes from production backups.
  5. Centralising script knowledge for support staff.

Checkout Attune at www.servertribe.com
 

Synerty was awarded the contract to upgrade Santos’ current well head production and operations reporting tool.
Santos’ requirements were that the new tools must be brilliant in both aesthetics and performance.
The production and operations reporting tool (PORT) provides a validation and approval area for Engineers to correct and approve production and operations data.
PORT automatically gathers its data daily from the well head SCADA historian and allows users to manually enter data based on field crews well site audits.
Once engineers have validated and approved well head data they are then able to generate business intelligence reports for the executive management team.
PORT is built with .NET, ASP, HTML and Javascript, uses MSSql for data storage and MSSql Reporting Services to generate the business intelligence reports.
Synerty completed the PORT upgrade project and exceeded Santos’ requirements for brilliance.
To find out more about Synerty’s computer systems engineering capabilities, please contact us.

Top Energy have signed up with GE to install a GE ADMS ADMS.

Top Energy have purchased Attune licenses to go with their new system. Attune will help Top Energy during the project with scheduled application level backups and one click dev environment data restores.

Synerty has made all of our Attune Procedures for GE ADMS available and free with purchases of Attune, including the dataset restore and all production maintenance scheduled tasks.

Synerty’s reseller, PSC have provided training and setup of all procedures, ready to go for Top Energy.

Attune helps Top Energy gain knowledge and reduce the cost of supporting their GE ADMS system.