Berlin, August 1, 2023 - PSI Software AG has been awarded by Netz Leipzig GmbH with the implementation of the network control system PSIcontrol 4.6. The updateable and upgradeable multi-utility system for electricity, gas and district heating fulfills all requirements with extensive standard functionalities and replaces the previous system.
Netz Leipzig decided in favor of PSIcontrol as it provides the necessary functionalities in a standard version for all the requirements set in advance. This was possible due to the high flexibility of the software and the data modeling. Moreover, connections to an external Redispatch 2.0 system via a data interface as well as to the GIS system were important.
PSIcontrol is hosted off-site in the customer's data center and is connected to the workstations in the control room via a provided WAN infrastructure. The resulting high demands on reliability of the communication and redundancy of the provided transmission paths were successfully achieved in intensive cooperation between all participants.
"We definitely requested a stable standard system in order to obtain upgrades easier in the future. Already in the tendering phase, we were able to cover almost all of our requirements with the PSIcontrol standard," explains Michael Müller, Head of the Network Management Department and authorized signatory at Netz Leipzig GmbH.
And he adds: "After the operational start-up, the successful cooperation with PSI will continue. Lately, the first extensive supplement was ordered for a TASE.2 coupling with the option of remote control." The Telecontrol Application Service Element 2 (TASE.2) protocol is used to couple different network control stations with each other.
The PSI Group develops software products for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy grids, energy trading, public transport) and industrial companies (metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). As an independent software producer, PSI has been a technology leader since 1969 for process control systems that ensure sustainable energy supply, mobility and production by combining AI methods with industrially proven optimization methods. The innovative industry products are sold both directly and via the cloud-based PSI App Store. In fiscal year 2022, PSI generated annual sales of just under 250 million euros with more than 2,200 employees in 17 countries.