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Reliance

Advanced Energy Management Systems

Electric utilities are faced with many challenges imposed by today's Smart Grid. High penetration of bulk renewables, demand response options, aging assets and an aging workforce, coupled with increased operating and maintenance costs, security, increased integration with external systems and increased data processing requirements contribute to the needs of today's Advanced Energy Management System (EMS).

Reliance EMS meets these demands with a secure core system built on an open-standard, distributed architecture and augmented by powerful application suites for generation, transmission and distribution power grids.

Key Benefits
Situational Awareness
Security

Key Benefits

  • Monitors and controls generation, transmission and distribution assets in real-time
  • Provides real-time situational awareness coupled with advanced visualization capabilities for faster user recognition of the overall system status
  • Analyzes near-term operating grid contingencies and provides alternative solutions to reduce potential outages
  • Economically provides increased grid capacity while maintaining overall grid reliability and regulatory requirements
  • Reduces overall system support costs through intuitive data and display maintenance support tools
  • Meets today’s secure system needs with flexible environments including fully redundant primary and backup production, quality assurance, training and development systems
  • Advanced functionality:
    - Enhanced grid reliability
    - Increased grid capacity
    - Advanced contingency awareness
    - Decreased system support costs
    - Secure system that meets worldwide regulatory requirements

Situational Awareness

  • Robust generation and transmission grid power system applications supporting real-time, study and training environments provide current and future operator situational awareness
  • Built-in advanced visualization capabilities driven by a secure, platform independent Graphical User Interface
  • World coordinate displays supporting transmission grid overviews provide support for graphical backgrounds, weather data, crew locations, flexible gradients and dynamic approaching limit symbols for flows and other real-time data
  • Operator configurable dashboards provide support for displays, charts and graphs, summaries and graphical contingencies
  • Advanced alarm and event summaries with operator customizable sorting and filtering

Security

Network security is all about managing risk by:

  • Minimizing the threat surface
  • Monitoring the system for signs of abnormal behavior that could indicate an attack
  • Gathering information about the system’s security parameters to ensure no unplanned changes occur
  • Rapidly recovering if an event occurs

Our Security Solution takes best practices from the leading standards authorities and integrates them into our comprehensive, layered approach to security that provides a solid defense–in-depth strategy. Adopting our Security Solution makes compliance to regulations, such as NERC CIP, much easier to achieve.

Our Security Solution portfolio brings together security features from the core GE utility operations systems applications, secure network architecture, secure deployment practices during the system build and configuration process and ongoing security services that help to maintain the system’s integrity throughout its lifecycle.

This is all underpinned by secure business processes ensuring that GE employees working with customer systems are fully aware of applicable operational and regulatory standards, as well as trained in security best practices pertinent to their role.

Training

Comprehensive training courses have been created to meet the specific needs of our customers. We offer a complete curriculum for engineers, developers, administrators and end users of the Reliance EMS product suite. In addition to the scheduled classroom offerings at our state-of-the-art Melbourne Florida training facility, most courses can also be taught at customer facilities upon request.

View general course information and agendas by clicking on the link below.

AGENDAS

Service Offerings

Our dedicated team of support professionals is available to provide the following services designed to keep your Reliance EMS evergreen:

  • 24x7 Help Desk
  • Security Patch Management
  • Product Enhancements
  • System Expansions
  • Hardware Upgrades
  • Software Upgrades