To PWA or not To PWA? Our latest field experience
A few months ago we had the chance to build a mobile application for a major energy distribution company involved in e-mobility.
Software development to rule the complexity of energy distribution, monitoring, and efficiency.
Siemens Digital Grid is a leader in the engineering and delivery of innovation for Energy Distribution and Telecontrol Systems. With an increasing market demand for automation and efficiency, Siemens faces many challenges in providing DSOs and TSOs with state-of-the-art technological solutions.
WellD is a premium qualified supplier of this toolchain, providing software engineering and configuration services across different tiers: energy distribution, e-mobility, smart building infrastructures, IoT and microgrids.
Energy distribution, in its different nuances, is a critical infrastructure for the modern society. Several traditional markets, from industry supply to automotive, are converging towards electricity as a primary resource. This paradigm shift is posing several challenges to provide both energy operators and their clients with end-to-end services.
From Grid Control to E-Mobility, Siemens asked WellD to support the design and development of complex software (web and mobile) to monitor the network, and provide operators with decision-critical information in real-time. An example of these solutions is a web-based application, named RETIM, to monitor outages over the MV network and report / analyze each of them.
Challenging requirements included:
Provide energy operators with decision-critical information
Real time processing of information from the Scada system is achieved through Oracle Queues, allowing to support peak traffic in distress situations.
The information is processed and enriched with third party data in a Java based application.
System operator can add information, plan interventions and repair.
Real time reports are available and can be scheduled for automatic exports.
Apache Kafka is used to transmit processed data from a single deployment to a central service.
Data from different countries and different SCADA systems can be displayed and accessed in near real time.
Data from 8 different countries is displayed in a central monitoring application
The delay from the events to the interface update has been reduced to 1 minute