A Rule-Driven Architecture to Address Interoperability in an IEC 61850 Series-Based Power Utility Automation System

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 487)

Abstract

The IEC 61850 series of standard has become the choice of standard to build power utility automation systems. With the use of standard file format exchange during engineering process, definition of information models, services and mapping them over a standard communication interface, the vision of a truly multi-vendor automation solution has been made possible. Further, the stated goal of IEC 61850 series is to reach interoperability between functions to be performed by power utility automation in a multi-vendor environment. In addition to the standardized engineering process using file exchanges, the use of analytic on the top can bring additional benefits in terms of increasing system specification efficiency, improve tendering phase of project and identify and mitigate risks such as detecting non-interoperable behaviour at an early stage of project life cycle. In this paper, an enhancement around the use of rule-driven engineering approach is proposed. It is demonstrated how the use of analytic using present generation vendor agnostic engineering tools could be used to detect non-interoperable behaviour for a proposed automation system. Further, a cloud-based approach to engineering offers data consistency and collaborative framework over entire system life cycle.

Keywords

IEC 61850 Smart grid Utility automation system Substation automation system Interoperability Performance Profile BAP SGAM 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Innovation & Architecture—Energy Automation, Schneider ElectricNoidaIndia
  2. 2.Energy Automation, Schneider ElectricFrankfurtGermany

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