Stedin is a gas and electricity distribution system operator with over
four million customers in three of the four biggest cities in the western
part of the Netherlands. As part of its mission, Stedin began to adopt
the IEC 61850 standard. In 2017, OSIsoft built a custom PI Connector
for IEC 61850 to link Stedin's existing PI System to its 61850-compliant
substations. PI System insights showed that tap changers were switching
30 times per day rather than the optimal 16, and allowed the team to
attribute peaks in energy usage to trains accelerating at a nearby station.
With this information, Stedin can now predict when assets may fail to
optimize performance, take preventative action, and reduce outages.