Introducing ResilientGrid Map

Today's grid and critical infrastructures are experiencing rapid advances in complexity. Simultaneously, ResilientGrid is increasing operators' capability to handle the constant change in the control room environment.

ResilientGrid Map is integrated visualization software for control centers that helps operators avert and rapidly respond to critical situations. Designed with proven user interfaces and human factors engineering, the system is designed to reduce human error and speed decision making.

ResilientGrid Map provides real time situational awareness for control room operators, improving public safety and grid resiliency. The system provides analysts and operators with the ability to visualize and make real time decisions for massively complex energy, emergency response, and emerging internet of things infrastructures. The software integrates data streams and delivers these as viewable layers to the consoles of control room operators for real-time tracking, analysis and collaboration.

Situational Awareness for Control Room Operators

Today's critical infrastructure is growing more complex, magnifying challenges for a multitude of stakeholders. ResilientGrid Map incorporates years of human factors engineering proven to increase speed and reduce operator error for more integrated and rapid response. ResilientGrid Map provides a single pane of glass allowing analysts and operators to see maps and visualizations of all grid data streams on a single screen, increasing their situational awareness and growing resiliency.

  • Reduces human error in complex networks, incorporating years of human factors insights
  • Integrates all data streams onto a single screen and visualization solution
  • Improves real time decision support for massively complex energy, emergency response, and emerging internet of things infrastructures
  • Enables users to collaborate visually, sharing person-to-person and person-to-team data views

Collaboration and Data Integration for Interconnected Infrastructures

ResilientGrid Map introduces new collaborative view sharing for person-to-person and person-to-team interactions, with the support for supervisory approval and rights management. The system also introduces a data historian with the ability to visualize past situations for the entire grid, enabling after-the-fact analysis and training.

ResilientGrid Map is designed for rapid IT integration of new modeling and state information, and continuous integration of new data sources. The system employs a straightforward API and toolset for data and model transfer into any environment. Common technologies such as XML, CIM, CSV, Modbus, DNP3, ICCP, IEC 61850, BACNet, and OpenADR allow for easy integration with multiple systems. The system's security architecture is designed to meet NIST 800-53 and 800-82 guidelines with considerations for collaboration and sharing in critical situations, and is designed to work securely in isolated secured facilities, on secure cloud services (e.g., GovCloud and DISA) and on public cloud services (e.g., Amazon EC2).

Use Cases

ResilientGrid Map is Designed for Situational Awareness in Complex Environments and Demanding Operational Challenges

ResilientGrid Map is using human factors and practices proven in operational environments and real-world emergencies. It stands alone as a tool explicitly designed to easily integrate with any data stream, providing significant flexibility for operators to control their visualizations, all using standard off-the-shelf computer hardware and human factors best practices. The system is designed to address a number of operational operational challenges, including those below.

The team at ResilientGrid would be glad to share our understanding of these operational challenges and the opportunity to address them. Contact us to arrange a demonstration and to see how ResilientGrid Map can be applied to your most demanding operational challenges.

Reduce Operational Risk in Day to Day Operations

Infrastructure managers and equipment owners use many devices to gather information, multiple core systems to analyze data for different purposes, multiple alarm/event screens, and pen-and-paper workflows and checklists for tracking their work. The opportunity is to provide a single pane of glass view of core systems to reduce human error and increase situational awareness.

Cyber Attack Detection

Cyber attackers compromise systems such as a substation RTU and attempt to manipulate market pricing. The result could be significant changes in locational marginal prices and disruption of transaction systems as operators discover the attack and assess its repercussions. The opportunity is to help operators understand the big picture, moving quickly to a root cause, and test hypotheses.

Severe Weather Disruption Recovery

Severe weather knocks out transmission/distribution infrastructure and adjacent critical infrastructures are unable to report difficulties. Multiple calls to 911 report problems with major transmission lines and emergency situations including loss of power, fire, and injured civilians. The opportunity is to help operators maintain their critical infrastructure and collaborate to maximize the efficiency of recovery and reduce human error.

Reduced Operational Risks

Distribution providers wish to improve effectiveness by reducing SAIDI, improving customer communications, and increasing situational awareness/dispatch capability for distributed resources. These resources include photovoltaic panels/inverters, controllable thermostats, electric vehicle charging, volt/var support devices, and other IoT devices. The opportunity is to integrate these emerging data streams into a highly-manageable system that reduces error and improves decisions.

Cross Entity Collaboration

Equipment owners are aware that other entities that they trust need to analyze a wide area to solve a problem, but they lack visibility into relevant equipment and their data streams. The opportunity is to share information with another party while avoiding out-of-tool (print, scan, fax, mobile phone photos, description over telephone) communication vehicles. This must be accomplished while protecting ownership and preventing data loss with a robust solution and repeatable process.