Grid Digitalization can be seen as enhancing and augmenting the conventional electricity grid data with the integration of information and communication technologies using operational technologies such as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), EMS (Energy Management System), DMS (Distribution Management System), GIS (Geographical Information System), AMR (Automated Meter Reading) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning).
Data management will increasingly become customer- centric and needs to address challenges such as dynamically maintaining grid operations in near real-time. A key prerequisite for meeting these goals is to understand the relationship between ‘high-level’ business processes and ‘low-level’ resource metrics. However, mapping business processes onto metrics that are retrieved from managed databases is an upcoming need for digital grid operations.
The central characteristic that makes the Common Information Model (CIM) special is its methodology, which is defined by the International Electric Committee (IEC) in the standards IEC 61970, IEC 61968 and IEC 62325. Creating a single source of truth for the network model planning and operation allows for collaboration, modelling and streamlining of dataflows. It also makes it easy to apply business intelligence to capture more insights in the terms of asset management, cost-benefit analysis and system life cycle processes.
Some of the most prominent ways in which CIM is digitalizing the grid from design to completion are:
■ CIM delivers visibility, collaboration and workflow efficiency
■ CIM enables clients to pre- and post analyse the business processes
■ CIM supports simulation and visualization in the fourth dimension
■ CIM supports the integration of IT and OT environments This course will provide you with an understanding of how CIM supports digitalization to reduce cost in operations, planning and asset management and give you an overview of the standards that define CIM and its fundamental processes.
■ Explain why and how CIM is a key driver of improvement in grid operations, planning and asset management
■ Explain how the existing CIM standards, packages, classes and attributes fit together
■ Explain how CIM roadmapping and activities fit into broader issues of data security, quality and assurance
■ Describe the use of “the Common Grid Model Exchange Standard (CGMES)” in network management
■ Describe the use of electricity market profiles in market information exchange
■ Provide an insight on real-life challenges in implementing CIM
We also provides CIM consultancy services such as:
■ CIM assessment from “as-is” towards “to-be” scenario
■ Prepare business case & benefits of structured data exchanges & the role of CIM
■ Assist in creating the relevant and applicable use cases
■ Create your CIM Roadmap & CIM project plans
■ Run & support your CIM projects
■ Perform QA & CIM testing
■ Help manage overall CIM program with all stakeholders:
■ An organization that has already decided it needs to implement CIM for network model management or wishes to know more about what CIM would mean for them;
■ Anyone implementing CIM into their organization, their own work practices, or helping their clients;
■ Managers, data owners, data architects and interface developers of power utilities (TSOs and DSOs) who need up-to-date knowledge of CIM.