With the incident information tool, a further
openKONSEQUENZ module has been completed

New module “Incident Information Tool” published via Eclipse project “Eclipse openK User Modules

The openKONSEQUENZ consortium aims to provide software for network operators in the energy and water industry that implements their requirements functionally, efficiently and securely.

The fault information tool is a user module of the openKONSEQUENZ platform. It is designed to support network operators in recording, processing and publishing fault reports.

Despite the most modern technologies, faults can occur from time to time in the basic supply. In these cases, timely and efficient processing of fault reports is important. This starts with the early entry of the notification in the system, which can be done either manually by the processor or automatically via connected systems. The underlying workflow in the system enables the person in charge to process the incident report efficiently. Furthermore, he can distribute the fault report internally or externally to connected systems in a targeted manner. This ensures that all relevant persons and institutions receive the information.

The Fault Information Tool module is licensed under the Eclipse Public Licence 2.0 and can therefore be used freely by anyone. The module is published via the Eclipse project Eclipse openK User Modules and includes source code, documentation and a link to a demo platform.

The application managers of the openKONSEQUENZ module Fault Information Tool come from EWE Netz GmbH, EWR Netz GmbH and e-netz Südhessen GmbH & Co. The software development was carried out by the IT service provider PTA GmbH.


Special challenge due to Corona

Normally, the sprint changeover meetings as well as professional and technical workshops take place in the form of face-to-face meetings. This time, however, Corona threw a spanner in the works. The project was carried out completely remotely from start to finish. All appointments and workshops took place digitally via video conference. Data was exchanged via corresponding collaboration tools.

In retrospect, the project team found that the cooperation worked excellently – despite the lack of face-to-face meetings. Consequently, it can be assumed that the importance of remote collaboration will continue to increase in the future.


Dr. Michel Alessandrini