Power system control centre: dispatcher’s activities

  • Edmund Handschin
  • Alexander Petroianu
Part of the EESES Electric Energy Systems and Engineering Series book series (ELECTRIC)


In a SCADA/EMS control centre the operator is as much an integral part of the control system as the hardware and the software. More than that, the operator represents the most essential part. The operating and the operational planning personnel are the pivot around which the whole control centre revolves. The operator remains the ultimate decision maker because his responsibility for the power system is not separable. Thus the problem of an energy control centre can be approached as a system with three components:
  • Hardware

  • Software

  • Personnel.


Power System Decision Support System Control Centre Power System Operation Network Control Centre 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmund Handschin
    • 1
  • Alexander Petroianu
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl f. elektrische EnergieversorgungUniversität DortmundDortmund 50Germany
  2. 2.Dept. of Electrical & Electronic EngineeringUniversity of Cape TownRepublic of South Africa

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