Allgäuer Überlandwerk and AllgäuNetz Again Rely on PSI Control System

The new AllgäuNetz control room. Source: Fotostudio Sienz, Kempten

The new AllgäuNetz control room. Source: Fotostudio Sienz, Kempten

Upgrade of PSIcontrol with implementation of current security standards

Berlin, 23 January 2020 – The Allgäuer Überlandwerk GmbH and the AllgäuNetz GmbH & Co. KG commissioned PSI Software AG to upgrade the existing network control system implemented in 2017 to PSIcontrol 4.5. In October 2019, after more than two years of joint project work, the new AllgäuNetz control center went into operation.

With the upgrade of the control system, important new functions were integrated. Up-to-date geo data, lightning detection, a renewed fault analysis, low-voltage integration, post-mortem analysis, SCADA programming interface and switching application management increasingly support network management. A maintenance contract with update and upgrade guarantees the regular updating of the system.

The customer’s important requirements for IT security are fulfilled with the IT security technology implemented in PSIcontrol on the basis of the BDEW/ÖE rules.

PSI was already commissioned by the Allgäuer Überlandwerk in 1994 with the first delivery and implementation of the PSIcontrol control system. With the upgrade order customer is relying on a PSI system already in its third generation.

Allgäuer Überlandwerk GmbH has been reliably supplying 144,000 customers in the Allgäu region with electricity for over 90 years. The AllgäuNetz GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the operation, maintenance and expansion of the local and regional distribution network facilities for grid-bound energy.

Based on its own software products, PSI Group develops and integrates complete solutions for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy networks, energy trading, public transport) and industry (mining, metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). PSI was founded in 1969 and employs almost 2,000 persons worldwide.