Besides grid monitoring, grid control is the second key capability of grid and system operators and represents the second-most-essential product within the MCCS environment. The Grid Control product aims to manage all relevant control commands (manual to semi-automatic or automatic) that are issued to grid and asset components within the system. That is why Grid Control is divided into two modules that are mutually dependent:
ValidationValidation checks that the control sequence is correct, e.g. user privileges, control sequence initiator, interlocking state of the asset itself to execute the control sequence etc.
ExecutionExecution sends the correct control sequence, receives status updates and documents the execution in order to adhere to compliance rules.