PSI Supplies Control System Software for the Operations Management Center of Amprion GmbH

PSIcontrol records and processes operationally relevant messages from the entire network area

Berlin, 25 January 2021 - PSI Software AG was commissioned by the transmission network operator Amprion GmbH to implement PSIcontrol as the central solution for the operations management center. The aim is to optimize operating and maintenance processes.

The task of the operations management center is to record operationally relevant messages from the entire Amprion network area quickly and efficiently and to initiate appropriate measures. On the basis of PSIcontrol, messages are recorded via a control center coupling from the network control system of the group switching lines and from telecontrol stations, grouped, prioritized and visualized in a targeted manner. An integration of geographic and factual data from the existing Amprion systems enables events to be localized quickly. If required, necessary measures can be initiated immediately and fully documented via an interface from PSIcontrol to an Amprion ticket system.

In order to guarantee maximum availability, the PSI solution is set up to be highly available and geo-redundant at two locations. Crossover operation enables the control system to be used without interruption even if an entire site fails. The solution is currently being implemented and will go into productive operation at the beginning of 2022.

Amprion GmbH, based in Dortmund, operates an 11,000-kilometer high-voltage network with around 2,000 employees at more than 30 other locations. In addition, the transmission system operator takes on overarching tasks for the interconnected networks in Germany and Europe.

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 (metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). PSI was founded in 1969 and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide.