PSI will enrich the real-time network calculations in the control systems with additional network calculation algorithms from the NEPLAN planning software. This also applies analogously to the gas network simulation PSIganesi. New algorithms are to be developed jointly in the future and marketed in high volumes via three product lines (electricity control systems, gas control systems, network planning). Numerous connections can be created between network planning (PSIneplan), field force management (PSIcommand) and the control system (PSIcontrol), which significantly reduce the maintenance costs of the network equipment and improve availability (SAIDI) through an extended planning horizon and precise aging models. The integrated Deep Qualicision optimization ensures the optimal achievement of the respective national regulatory objectives and at the same time the protection of employee interests.
The economic effects of the acquisition, which go beyond the addition of sales and earnings, will develop over several years. With the acquisition of NEPLAN, PSI is also preparing itself for export to customers who follow the fossil-fuel oriented DNVGL standard, which still requires loosely coupled offline network calculations.
With 17 employees, NEPLAN achieved annual sales of 3.8 million euros. PSI also intends to integrate the highly qualified team and the location near Zurich into the numerous major projects in Switzerland. In 2019, PSI increased sales in the Energy Management segment with 1,030 employees by 16% to 115.8 million euros.