SCADA / EMS / Communications

SCADA and Energy Management Systems (EMS) are the heart of the communications and control systems for your operating environment. AESI’s work with these systems and their overlying communications integration clearly demonstrates our understanding of how critical they are to optimizing operations and relaying of real-time data.

AESI has worked with and evaluated multiple vendors and products to help build or enhance a client’s system, including new Smart Grid technologies. Some of these include:

  • Survalent
  • ACS
  • Telvent
  • OSI
  • iFIX
  • CitectSCADA
  • GE XA21
  • ABB Network Manager
  • CAE – (now SNC Lavalin)
  • Alstom
  • Siemens

AESI has years of experience supporting:

  Planning

  • Review and analyze operations issues
  • Identification and design of technical solutions, along with implementation costs
  • Operations Planning
  • Network Architecture planning and design
  • Integrated operations/system planning with operations/technology vision and strategy
  • User and functional definition
  • Product evaluation
  • Specification definition and tender support
  • Communications analysis and concept development

  Implementation

  • Overall Project management
  • Review of contractor technical documents and drawings
  • 3rd party reviews of software applications and site integration
  • On-site technical oversight for installation
  • Develop commissioning Plans and on-site support
  • Assist with Factory and Site Acceptance testing, testing documentation and correction conditions for system acceptance
  • Configure and test backup and disaster recovery systems
  • Develop or review (those by Vendor) “As-Built Drawings”
  • Define maintenance and training programs
  • Develop and Deliver Training

  Maintenance

  • Development of user interfaces for displaying and trending real-time and historical data
  • Development of user procedures
  • Configuration and verification of data interfaces
  • Develop SCADA-based applications
  • Testing and approving System upgrades
  • Troubleshoot and identify remediation
  • Enhance performance
  • Integration with new technologies (smart grid)