Harmonic has developed an Alarm Analytics Log tool for a national electricity supplier. The purpose is to measure and analyse alarm log data – to show a clearer view of network health. The insights from the analysis are valuable for long term data management and proactive planning. For example seasonal/weekly alarm patterns can be identified.
Following exploratory data analysis, Harmonic created a visualisation dashboard (prototype) to present alarm log analysis in an interactive and dynamic way. Developed in R, the Alarm Log Analytics tool shows alarm information including trends and different comparison views (e.g. alarms generated across different devices, sites and time periods).
The Alarm Log Analytics tool is currently a prototype and discussions are underway for further development.
In future it could be used by operational staff to identify risks and to improve the timely management of urgent alarm situations.
For more information please contact Phil Shepherd