The liberalisation of the energy market has considerably increased the cost pressure on power supply companies; most lately, this pressure has been exacerbated through the incentive-based regulations. Given that there is a direct connection between the quality of supply networks and the investments in system management, grid expansion and upgrading, and service and maintenance works, it is important to synchronise these costs and the supply quality.
Against this background, energy suppliers require efficient and uniform solutions for the connection of technical and commercial domains even across system borders. With their ACOS NMS product suite, IDS offers tailor-made IT solutions for the power supply industry's core processes. Through a wide range of services, from advisory and consultancy services up to complete turnkey solutions, the ACOS NMS product suite enables power suppliers to successfully operate on the energy market.
ACOS NMS Asset Management
The ACOS AM Asset Management module offers functions for the administration and typification of assets/equipment and for the planning, implementation and budgeting of maintenance measures. Component specific maintenance history lists facilitate the technical and strategic assessment of assets.
ACOS NMS Maintenance Management
The day-to-day operations (maintenance, outage management, network operation) result in a variety of work orders for the operating staff. The ACOS WFM Workforce Management Module ensures the efficient allocation of work to staff. For this purpose, the crew dispatch manager has access to information on staff, equipment, the staff's qualifications and skills and their schedules and availability. Effective support for the dispatching and coordination of staff is provided by a graphic representation of schedules in the form of Gantt diagrams.
ACOS NMS Outage Management
The ACOS OM outage management module includes functions for the standardized inter-utility recording of faults and events. The acquired data serve as the basis for legally prescribed evaluations and for in-house reporting.
ACOS NMS Workforce Management
The day-to-day operations (maintenance, outage management, network operation) result in a variety of work orders for the operating staff. The ACOS WFM Workforce Management Module ensures the efficient allocation of work to staff. The core functions of the workforce management module are based on two function modules, namely the work order module and the dispatching module.