Scenario-based approach adopted in the ELECTRA project for deriving innovative control room functionality

Mattia Marinelli, Kai Heussen, Alexander Maria Prostejovsky, Henrik W. Bindner, Victoria M. Catterson, Julia Merino, Carlo Tornelli

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    Here, the authors analyse the operator point of view of the Web-of-Cells concept defined in the EU project ELECTRA, by identifying operator tasks into the supervision of a highly automated power system, and the information requirements to facilitate appropriate operator situation awareness. The study outlines the methodology adopted, which is based on the cognitive work analysis framework, to provide an overview of the most interesting scenarios and to summarise the requirements analysis results. In order to derive required control room functionality, a set of relevant control room scenarios have been identified based on the Web-of-Cells control concept. The authors considered scenarios that challenge traditional control schemes, scenarios that caused major failures (i.e. blackouts), and scenarios that can be expected to appear in the future. For each scenario, information concerning network layout, triggering events, physical constraints, manually/automatic operations, operators' tasks, and relevant analytics have been analysed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalCired - Open Access Proceedings Journal
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)1450 - 1453
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event24th International Conference on Electricity Distribution - Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 12 Jun 201715 Jun 2017


    Conference24th International Conference on Electricity Distribution
    LocationScottish Event Campus
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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