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Complex EMS/SCADA systems

The complete Energy Management System (EMS) system along with SCADA and the front-end systems have been identified as one of the more complex systems deployed. The only system that could be considered to be more complex than the EMS is maybe missile defense system or space shuttle systems.

Hardware and software components of energy management systems (EMS) and SCADA
Hardware and software components of energy management systems (EMS) and SCADA (photo credit: Siemens)

The typical EMS system is a complex combination of several components that consist of a broad range of hardware, software, databases, and UI.

The following sections will provide insight into these components in more detail.

  1. EMS Hardware:
    1. Computers servers
    2. UI devices
    3. Mapboard
    4. RTUs and other front-end devices
    5. Communications hardware
    6. Ancillary devices
  2. EMS Software:
    1. Operating system software
    2. Application software
    3. System and utilities software
    4. Network/communications tracking software
    5. Process management software

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