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Operation Centers

Spin has deployed over two dozen generation and distribution control center utilities and also took part of Telecommunications Systems Control Centers (CHESF and ELN) and Sanitation (SANEPAR) deployments.

A SCADA parameterized to be the control center of a utility can execute several other functions such as, for example, provide the daily interruptions report, work as EMS module, be the electrical system of quality management module, etc. The SCADA developed by Spin allows the addition of these modules, using internal or external solutions, as can be seen in the documents available for download.

With ActionₒGRID Spin offers the best solution for the automation of distribution utilities. The software is already deployed in more than a dozen distribution companies of Latin and North America.

Besides the implementation, Spin also offers maintenance and technological upgrading of the centers to guarantee the quality of the operating system functionality. Some of the centers implemented by Spin already have more than 15 years and are up-to-date.

When you want to establish a Center of Operations you have to ensure it is robust, modern and that it has support and maintenance service to collaborate with its technological evolution. It is also important that the integrator has proven experience and is a reference in service. That will ensure the success of the enterprise.

If you want to deploy a Control Center, talk to Spin and get a tailored, modern and robust solution!

Spin has deployed Control Centers using its SCADA software in CELPE, CEB, CEEE, CELPA, DME, CEMAR, LARGE and CHESP. Between general and regional centers there are 16 deployments controlling about 300 substations and hundreds of pole keys.

The most significant deployments are:

  • CEB (DF): system with an EMS module coupled to the SCADA, via a SCO and three ROC, that controls all Federal District, with thirty-seven substations and about a hundred pole keys. It was implemented in 2000 and the EMS was developed in partnership with Unicamp technicians, covering estimates of states, power flow and contingency analysis in real-time and study mode.
  • CELPE (PE): system, via a SCO and three ROCs, controls the entire state of Pernambuco with about 140 substations and more than 500 pole switches. It started in 1998, with the implementation of the first 13 substations and at the time, since there was not the ICCP protocol yet, Spin developed a balanced protocol (AVPec) between centers using the SDUs of the IEC 60870-5-101 protocol as a basis.
  • CEEE (RS): system started in 1998 with the ROC of the city of Pelotas. Today, along with the SCO in Porto Alegre, it controls the CEEE concession area with about 80 substations. In 2011, the center of CEEE became the first Brazilian dealership SCO to have IEC61850 protocol in the center, communicating directly with the hundreds of substations relays.


Spin has implemented five Operation Centers for generation companies:

  • CESP: the Production Center, deployed in 2006, controls six plants (Jupiá, Ilha Solteira, Três Irmãos, Paraibuna, Porto Primavera e Jaguari).
  • Enercoop: control center that oversees three PCHs, in Mato Grosso
  • EMAE: the Control Center manages three plants, two pumpings and one dam. Nowadays EMAE includes ActionₒNET in its SCO to use its mobility features.
  • ENERFIN: Osório Operation Center complex is the largest in Latin America, including several parks with about 125 wind turbines.
  • QGER: in 2013, Spin started implementing the Integrated Operation Center for Queiroz Galvão Renewable Energy, which currently has three wind farms and four hydroelectric plants distributed in some states of Brazil. This was the first Operation Center using ActionₒNET, allowing users – through smartphones and tablets – to have access to technical and management system information.


With Action₀GRID, Spin proposes to implement a distribution operation center where the SCADA feeds real-time module ActionₒOMS (Outage Management System), doing the management of events caused by topological variations in the network. Thus, it records blackouts, graphically shows the activation status of the electric network, allows simulations maneuvers and failures, etc.

In each dispatch station, as shown in the figure below, the operator will have access to the SCADA screens and OMS, being able to take all necessary measures for the restoration of energy. Simulation tools are available for the operator to verify the impact of a given action, before running it.


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