VWB

We specialize in SW support of EMS/DMS/Market systems

Who We are

We are a dedicated group of SW Engineers and Project Managers (PMP Certified) providing 25plus years of experience in SW Development and Support specialized in the EMS/DMS and Market System Operations. To assure that we are always on top of the leading industrial and technical developments we closely work together with multiple universities as well as accredited organizations such as VDI and VDE. We are ISO/IEC 2000 certified and have kept his certification since 2007. We have executed large SW developments for Industry leading companies around the globe.

Our Values

MISSION:

Our mission is to provide the highest quality software programming and software development services to our customers while adhering to our customers processes and quality standards.

We are committed to deliver On-Time and On-Budget.

VISION:

Our visionis to become the Leader in the field of high quality software support and software development.

The VWB Advantage:

Why choose VWB? Choosing VWB gives you many advantages over the traditional approach of having to bring programming resources on-board:

  • No recruiting through Temp Resource agencies
  • No screening and time-consuming interview processes
  • Eliminating the unknown of what resource level you will finally get
  • No workspace allocation or other overhead costs
  • No HR processing (payroll, tax withholding etc.), one invoice will do it all
  • Getting the right people on the project from the start
  • 100% dedicated resources for the lifetime of the project, no hassle with Matrix organization
  • Always the right resource at the right time
  • One face to the customer: Our Project Managers will handle it all

How it Works:

To get started please contact one of our offices. Depending on the type of service you require we will, in close cooperation with you, tailor a competitive offer for you. For SW developments, a Requirement or Design document are the preferred inputs. During the initial clarification phase, we will also determine the method of engagement, the reporting structure as well as the communication matrix. We pride ourselves that during any kind of project execution we provide full transparency to our customer. All inquiries will be handle as Strictly Confidential in accordance with the governing laws and regulations. We will limit the distribution of any and all information pertinent to a project to the established project members only.

Software Services:

  • Database conversions
  • OS Server installation and updates
  • SW Development Management
  • SW Life Cycle Management
  • Design and Development of Project Enhancements
  • Independent SW development
  • Application development
  • Modification/ extensions to existing SW packages or applications
  • SW Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Documentation, i.e. Test Plans, Functional Specifications, Design, Requirements
  • IT Infrastructure layouts and planning
  • Source Master Maintenance (on your hardware or ours)
  • 24/7 SW Support
  • Installation & Commissioning
  • Parametrization

Supported Vendor Systems:

Although we generally support all EMD/DMS systems we have special knowledge with the following systems:

  • Siemens Spectrum 3.x
  • Siemens Spectrum 4.x
  • Siemens Spectrum Power C
  • Landis & Gyr
  • GE/ Alstom EMS/ DMS
  • GE/ Alstom Market System Interfaces

Programming Languages and OS Support

We support the following Operating Systems:

  • Unix (Solaris, IBM) ♦
  • Linux ♦
  • Windows ♦
  • Windows Server ♦
  • IBM Mainframe OS/360

We support the following Programming Languages and Platforms:

  • Scripts ♦
  • Assembler (16, 24, 32 Bit) ♦
  • Fortran ♦
  • COBOL ♦
  • Pearl ♦
  • Pascal ♦
  • C ♦
  • C++ ♦
  • Java ♦
  • SQL

We support the following Database Systems:

  • Oracle (all versions) ♦
  • Access ♦
  • MS SQL

EMS/ DMS Functional Areas of Expertise

The following is a brief overview of the EMS/DMS function which are being supported:

  • SCADA (incl. all Sub-Functions) ♦
  • Front-END (i.e. CFE) ♦
  • ICCP ♦
  • Multisite ♦
  • Energy Accounting ♦
  • E-Metering ♦
  • SOE ♦
  • PDM ♦
  • RDBMS ♦
  • HFD/HIS ♦
  • WEB UI

  • Advanced Apps:
  • AGC ♦
  • TNA/NA ♦
  • OTS/DTS ♦
  • Forecast Apps. (i.e. LF, STLF, VSTLF) ♦
  • Load Shed ♦
  • LFC ♦
  • Economic Dispatch ♦
  • PCM ♦
  • CED ♦
  • COP

Project Management Services:

Project Assessment

Project not proceeding as planned? We can help with:

  • Schedule analysis
  • Cost analysis
  • Resource review
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Risk and Opportunity assessment
  • NCC Tracking
  • KPI introduction
  • Requirement vs. Implementation reviews
  • Vendor Analysis

At the end of the assessment you will receive a detailed report on the project status as well as recommendation on how to get it back on track based on your specific situation. If so desired we can also join you in potential re-negotiations with the vendor.

RFI/ RFP Creation

You have identified the business need for change. We can help you with:

  • Requirement identification, collection and verification
  • Requirement documentation and prioritization (Evaluation Matrix)
  • Creation of the RFI/ RFP

At the end of this process you will own a completed RFI/ RFP (incl. Evaluation Matrix) ready for Stakeholder Approval.

Bid Evaluation

The RFI/ RFP came in from the vendor and now you must go through the evaluation of the response? We can help in providing a second set of eyes by evaluating the original intent vs. the offered services from a basic technical level up to the presentation of the functionality to the end users.

References

ENEL/ ENDESA

ENEL Columbia (Spectrum 3.11)

  • Database Conversion
  • Display / User interface Design and implementation
  • System Parameterization SCADA
  • SCADA SW Enhancements (Design, Realization and implementation
  • Front-End Protocol development and implementation
  • Pre-Factory Testing Support
  • Factory Testing Support
  • On-Site SW Installation
  • Commissioning
  • On-Site Testing
  • Warranty Support
  • Service Support

ENEL Chile (Spectrum 3.11)

  • Database Conversion
  • Display / User interface Design and implementation
  • System Parameterization SCADA
  • SCADA SW Enhancements (Design, Realization and implementation)
  • AGC SW Enhancements (Design, Realization and implementation)
  • TNA SW Enhancements (Design, Realization and implementation)
  • Front-End Protocol development and implementation
  • Pre-Factory Testing Support
  • Factory Testing Support
  • On-Site SW Installation
  • Commissioning
  • On-Site Testing
  • Warranty Support
  • Service Support

ENEL Brazil (Spectrum 3.11) / 2 Systems-Sides

  • Database Conversion
  • System Parameterization SCADA
  • Display / User interface Design and implementation
  • SCADA SW Enhancements (Design, Realization and implementation)
  • AGC SW Enhancements (Design, Realization and implementation)
  • TNA SW Enhancements (Design, Realization and implementation)
  • Pre-Factory Testing Support
  • Factory Testing Support
  • On-Site SW Installation
  • Commissioning
  • On-Site Testing
  • Warranty Support
  • Service Support

MAVIR Hungary

Spectrum 3.10 Upgrade

  • Database Conversion
  • Display / User interface Design and implementation
  • System Parameterization SCADA
  • SCADA SW Enhancements (Design, Realization and implementation)
  • AGC SW Enhancements (Design, Realization and implementation)
  • OTS/ DTS Customization for European market requirements, i.e. model import/ export, NERC/ FERC compliance (EU Regulatory) incl. Design, Planning, Documentation, Realization, Implementation and Test
  • TNA SW Enhancements (Design, Realization and implementation)
  • Pre-Factory Testing Support
  • Factory Testing Support
  • On-Site SW Installation
  • Commissioning
  • On-Site Testing
  • Warranty Support
  • Service Support