Asset Management System (AMS)

At Powercom, we a recognize the Asset Management System as a major component to ensure a successful smart grid implementation.

The Asset Management System (AMS) enables Utilities gain visibility and control over all the grid Assets, while equipment life is optimized and reduced costs.

AMS Features: Assets Inventory | Meter life cycle | Installation monitoring | Assets activity history | Warranty Management

 

The first step towards asset management is to ensure Assets Audit & Recording with the Technician App.

Powercom Technician App is key component of the Assets Management and Workforce automation process, it facilitates seamless communication between techs in the field and the control room, so the data is both easy to collect and access later on. The Technician App Brings the power of the latest technology to your field service technicians. The app presents the information in a clear and easy to use user interface. Field service technicians and contractors can view & edit asset information, add or replace meters, update information and GIS location. Technicians can even add photo and documentation to every project, providing a comprehensive site history at any stage.

All assets from the Sub-Station up to each customer to be entered. The system allows the geographical data to be captured with other parameters that is automatically synchronized with the Asset Management & Workforce Automation System, and Meter Data Management System.

 

AMS Reports:

-Asset View: cost-effective, deep visibility into the distribution network. Utilities can choose to priorities locations in the network rather than all potential locations – an approach that yields significant cost savings while delivering high value.

-Power Factor & Voltage Monitoring: displays actual measurements of system asset loading, voltage and power factor parameters. Values can be used for monitoring of voltage/power factor violations (above and below nominal values), load balancing, balancing the load between phases, system planning, new services and design support.

-Transformer View: Overloaded transformers are recognized by aggregating and analyzing meter-by-meter AMI load data at each distribution transformer to prioritize them for early replacement and to prevent failures.    This type of early identification and proactive replacement of at-risk transformers can avoid wasting time and money in transformer failure costs.  By identifying at-risk transformers with high load growth, the utility can better size failure replacements.

-Full interactive drill-down functionality, with detailed data retrieval and display for individual substations, feeders, feeder sections, and distribution transformers, including actionable insights.

-Displays and reports tailored to support varied personnel roles and responsibilities.

 

AMS Responsibilities:

  • Lowering operating costs.
  • Monitoring equipment stock.
  • Minimizing unexpected capital investments for more efficient network life cycle management.
  • Fulfilling the requirement to submit various types of reports for management and public authorities.
  • Maintaining information and relationships between the current installed meter data including Meter location, Consumer information, Consumer account no, Meter ID, Type of Meter, Meter configuration, GIS supplied information and more.
  • Supporting device lifecycle management from device registration, installation, provisioning, operations and maintenance to decommissioning etc.
  • Providing a reconciliation report that identifies the meters that have been installed but have not been communicating for a designated (configurable) period.
  • Tracking the status of meters and communication equipment from the date they are installed in the field. The history of in-service asset location is maintained throughout the device life with start and end dates associated with each in-service location reference.
  • Reporting and logging any damage and deterioration in the meter attributable to consumer / utility.