ABB (Zurich, Switzerland) has agreed to integrate software from Sweden's GoalArt into its systems for the management of power networks to strengthen grid reliability by helping utilities improve their handling of alarms.
In a power grid, one fault typically triggers many others, and each of these sets off an alarm. GoalArt's software helps the operators of power networks — as well as industrial systems and complex technical products — understand and manage faults in a timely, safe and efficient manner.
ABB has begun testing the software in a pilot project with the New York Independent System Operator, the operator of the state New York's bulk electricity grid. The NYISO has been using ABB's Network Manager SCADA/EMS (supervisory control and data acquisition/energy management system) to control its power network since 2005.
GoalArt was founded in 2000 and has developed software based on unique research results in artificial intelligence from Lund University in Sweden, the Danish Technical University in Denmark and Stanford University in the United States.