iControl SCADA — Automation Made Simple

Your SCADA for Sub­sta­tion Automa­tion, Pow­er Dis­tri­b­u­tion Sys­tems & Auto­mat­ic Gen­er­a­tion Con­trol

Super­vi­so­ry Con­trol and Data Acqui­si­tion (SCADA) sys­tems are fun­da­men­tal for the automa­tion and local/remote con­trol of gen­er­a­tion plants and sub­sta­tions. iCon­trol SCADA soft­ware is adapt­able to any appli­ca­tion require­ments, from small sub­sta­tions and pow­er plants to full medi­um volt­age grids, always work­ing in the same envi­ron­ment.

Our SCADA automa­tion sys­tems pro­vide an intel­li­gent HMI for real-time mon­i­tor­ing and con­trol com­bined with advanced data acqui­si­tion, regard­less of the com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­to­col, the RTU to con­nect to, or the archi­tec­ture (stand­alone, client/server or redun­dant) in place.

iCon­trol SCADA also guar­an­tees com­plete inter­op­er­abil­i­ty and unites all impor­tant func­tion­al­i­ties for elec­tric­i­ty dis­tri­b­u­tion net­works, such as sin­gle-line dia­grams, play­back event repro­duc­tion, qual­i­ty of ser­vice cal­cu­la­tions (SAIDI & SAIFI ratios), tem­plates or SQL data­base and alarm/event man­age­ment. It was specif­i­cal­ly designed for the ener­gy sec­tor, allow­ing us to cre­ate a sim­ple and intu­itive inter­face for the oper­a­tion and con­fig­u­ra­tion of sub­sta­tion automa­tion sys­tems (SAS) and dis­tri­b­u­tion con­trol cen­ters.

Product Highlights

  • Secured and easy-to-use SCADA HMI con­trol soft­ware with all rec­om­mend­ed fea­tures for elec­tric­i­ty dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tems, ful­fill­ing indus­try require­ments and par­tic­u­lar demands
  • Opti­mal adap­ta­tion to any schema or archi­tec­ture, from stand­alone sys­tems to com­plex redun­dant schemas with remote clients and SQL data stor­age
  • Ana­lyze and visu­al­ize your elec­tric­i­ty dis­tri­b­u­tion net­work com­fort­ably in real-time on a sin­gle plat­form
  • Gen­er­ate cus­tomized reports, trig­gered peri­od­i­cal­ly or by any kind of event/alarm
  • Man­age mul­ti­ple com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­to­cols at the same time – from sim­ple Mod­bus to IEC 61850 (MMS & GOOSE), both mas­ter and slave, includ­ing com­mon pro­to­cols for con­trol cen­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion, such as IEC 60870–5‑104/101, DNP3.0 or OPC UA
  • Dis­play the SCADA in real-time with an inter­net brows­er using the iCon­trol web view­er, block­ing any unwanted/dangerous activ­i­ty with inte­grat­ed safe­ty mea­sures.

Intelligent User Interface

The iCon­trol smart zoom pro­vides an intel­li­gent overview of the entire grid, show­ing or hid­ing ele­ments accord­ing to the applied the zoom.
Fur­ther­more, the user can eas­i­ly switch between edi­tion and run-time mode, as well as between ener­gy or flow-based bus­bar col­or­ing.

Technical Features

SQL and Reporting

All the infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed and gen­er­at­ed by iCon­trol can be stored in an SQL data­base for sys­tem analy­ses and report­ing.

iCon­trol can also gen­er­ate cus­tomiz­able reports by itself, which can be sent to main­te­nance teams or engi­neer­ing depart­ments.

Edition & Runtime Mode

iCon­trol does not require a spe­cial license to build or mod­i­fy a project, but it does require the cor­re­spond­ing user lev­el.

This fea­ture is a big advan­tage dur­ing deploy­ments, as the sys­tem can be mod­i­fied direct­ly on the serv­er, with­out the need of any extra engi­neer­ing ter­mi­nal, and with­out los­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion with field devices.

Web Viewer & Smart Zoom

iCon­trol Web View­er

iCon­trol can be mon­i­tored remote­ly via its web appli­ca­tion, allow­ing to review all sin­gle line dia­grams, schemas, list­ings and his­tor­i­cal data com­fort­ably.

Smart Zoom

The iCon­trol smart or declut­ter­ing zoom pro­vides an intel­li­gent, clear overview of the entire grid, show­ing or hid­ing ele­ments accord­ing to the applied the zoom. 

IEC61131‑3 PLC Automation

The iCon­trol appli­ca­tion includes PLC automa­tion sequences which can be pro­grammed using the iConf PLC soft­ware, based on the IEC 61131–3 stan­dard.

Client/Server Architecture

iCon­trol can be deployed as a stand­alone sys­tem or in a client/server archi­tec­ture, in which all the infor­ma­tion is gath­ered and stored on the serv­er sta­tion, with one or sev­er­al sys­tem oper­a­tors con­nect­ed to the local­ly or remote­ly acces­si­ble client ter­mi­nals.

Redundancy

Crit­i­cal sys­tems depend on redun­dan­cy capa­bil­i­ties to ensure the nec­es­sary reli­a­bil­i­ty. With iCon­trol you can add hot-stand­by servers to client/server archi­tec­tures.

The switchover can either be trig­gered auto­mat­i­cal­ly by the active device or man­u­al­ly by the oper­a­tor. IEDs and iCon­trol clients are always con­nect­ed to both servers, and switched auto­mat­i­cal­ly dur­ing switchover.

Busbar Coloring

Bus­bar col­or­ing or topo­log­ic col­or­ing is a fea­ture that offers auto­mat­ic pow­er line col­or­ing (ALC) based on grid topol­o­gy and volt­age lev­el. The user can assign col­ors to the dif­fer­ent ener­giza­tion sta­tus­es: ener­gized (under pow­er), not ener­gized (not fed), and ground­ed. The lines (bus­bars and con­nec­tions) and graph­i­cal com­po­nents (cir­cuit break­ers, trans­form­ers, iso­la­tors etc.) are then col­ored accord­ing­ly.

In the ener­gized case, the lines and ele­ments may be dis­played in two dif­fer­ent modes:

Ener­gy-based – col­or­ing accord­ing to volt­age lev­el.

Flow-based – col­or­ing accord­ing to pow­er flow.

The lat­ter allows dis­tin­guish­ing dif­fer­ent pow­er flows by col­or (one col­or per flow), i.e. dis­play parts of the grid sup­plied by the same incom­ing feed­er with the same col­or.

Specifications

Signals and Data Presentation

Mul­ti­ple list options to dis­play col­lect­ed infor­ma­tion:

  • Sequence of events
  • Active alarms
  • Alarm acknowl­edg­ment
  • His­tor­i­cal events
  • His­to­ry of mea­sure­ments
Trend charts can be user-defined, sim­ply attached to schemas and viewed by the oper­a­tor at any time dur­ing oper­a­tion
Sig­nal types sup­port­ed by the SCADA include: dig­i­tal inputs, dig­i­tal com­mands, coun­ters, ana­log inputs and set points

Data Storage and Reporting

CSV file to auto­mat­i­cal­ly store the sequence of events (SOE) of dig­i­tal and ana­log points

SQL all col­lect­ed data can be stored in SQL data bases to facil­i­tate pos­te­ri­or analy­ses

Report­ing cus­tomized report­ing can be auto­mat­i­cal­ly trig­gered by an event/alarm, or peri­od­i­cal­ly gen­er­at­ed. Reports are stored on the serv­er and can be sent by email

Protocol Stack

Master/Slave IEC 60870–5‑101
Mas­ter IEC 60870–5‑102
Mas­ter IEC 60870–5‑103
Master/Slave IEC 60870–5‑104
Master/Slave DNP3.0 (ser­i­al, UDP, TCP)
Master/Slave Mod­bus­R­TU
Mas­ter Profibus DP Master/Slave
Mod­bus TCP/UDP and JBUS (mas­ter)
Mas­ter IEC 62056–21
Mas­ter DLMS
Mas­ter Spabus, Mlink, Pro­come
SNMP Agent/Manager
IEC 61850 MMS Client/Server
IEC 61850 GOOSE Publisher/Subscriber

Simple Configuration with iConf

iConf has been specif­i­cal­ly devel­oped for elec­tri­cal appli­ca­tions, sav­ing you lots of time and mon­ey through­out the con­trol sys­tem set-up and main­te­nance tasks, whilst also min­i­miz­ing your project risks. Upload and down­load your con­fig­u­ra­tions, import or scan SCL files (61850) and cre­ate your own tem­plates.

iGComms Software Application

Secu­ri­ty IEC 62351–3 and IEC 62351–5 sup­port, includ­ing TLS/SSL, SSH and VPN con­nec­tions

IEC61131‑3 automa­tion log­ic and PLC pro­gram­ming, with LD, FBD, ST and SFC edi­tor

LUA lan­guage can be used to cre­ate sim­ple and com­plex log­ic and math­e­mat­i­cal expres­sions

Architecture

Redun­dan­cy deploy­able on a hot-stand­by con­fig­u­ra­tion, with redun­dant servers and data bases to improve sys­tem reli­a­bil­i­ty

Client/Server the iCon­trol serv­er col­lects & stores all field data with all sup­port­ed pro­to­cols.
The iCon­trol Client is used to oper­ate the sys­tem and pro­vides the lists and graphs.

RTUs & IEDs only com­mu­ni­cate with the serv­er, while the oper­a­tion con­sole can be dis­trib­uted on sev­er­al clients, using native appli­ca­tions or web browsers.

Stand­alone iCon­trol runs on win­dows com­put­ers and has all the func­tion­al­i­ties to man­age an entire project: com­mu­ni­ca­tion, oper­a­tion, edi­tion & stor­age.

General Characteristics

Sim­ple con­fig­u­ra­tion and main­te­nance with our free iConf tool.
Com­mand con­sole with full pack­et exchange infor­ma­tion, with all avail­able pro­to­cols

Quick switch­ing between the edi­tion and run­time modes with­out inter­rupt­ing the oper­a­tion

Web view­er with iCon­trol you can dis­play all the SCADA infor­ma­tion (includ­ing schemas, list­ings and trends) on a web brows­er

Mul­ti­lin­gual eas­i­ly trans­lat­able to any lan­guage and alpha­bet

Low resource con­sumer, exe­cutable on any com­put­er using Win­dows or Win­dows Serv­er

iControl as Substation HMI, local SCADA and Gateway

Exam­plary schema of a sub­sta­tion with two redun­dant Eth­er­net LANs using iCon­trol as sub­sta­tion SCADA and gate­way

License Overview

Includ­ed fea­ture

Option­al fea­ture

Con­tact iGrid T&D for
oth­er con­fig­u­ra­tions

HMI SA
Lite
SA
Plus
CC
Lite
CC
Smart
CC
Plus
Data Stor­age
CSV Data Stor­age
SQL event log­ging + advanced report­ing
iCon­trol Web serv­er
Main­te­nance
E‑mail alarms
SMS alarms (needs an exter­nal SMS sys­tem)
Num­ber of IEDs/ Mas­ter Sta­tions
and IO Points
Up to 6 IEDs/ 750 IO  (for HMI iCon­trol Edi­tion)
Up to 32 IEDs / 6.000 IO  
Up to 150 IEDs / 3 mas­ter stations/ 15.000 IO  
Up to 150 IEDs/ 3 mas­ter stations/ 6.000 IO    
Up to 500 IEDs/ 8 mas­ter stations/ 15.000 IO    
>500 IEDs / >150.000 IO    
Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Pro­to­cols
Master/Slave IEC60870‑5–101
Master/Slave IEC60870‑5–102
Master/Slave IEC60870‑5–103
Master/Slave IEC60870‑5–104
Master/Slave Mod­bus­R­TU
Master/Slave ModbusTCP/UDP
Master/Slave DNP3.0 Mas­ter JBUS
Mas­ter DLMS
Mas­ter Profibus­DP
Mas­ter Pro­come
Mas­ter IEC62056-21
Master/Slave SNMP
Client/Server IEC61850 MMS
Publisher/Subscriber IEC61850 GOOSE
File trans­fer
TASE2.0 / ICCP / IEC 60870–6
OPC UA client
PLC Automa­tion and
Bus­bar Col­or­ing
PLC Automa­tion  
Auto­mat­ic Line Col­or­ing
Exten­sion Options
Up to 2500 IO points
Up to 15.000 I/O points
Addi­tion­al float­ing client
Sys­tem Archi­tec­ture
Stand­alone
Client/server archi­tec­ture:
Serv­er + 1 client
Redun­dan­cy: main and
hot-stand­by servers + 1 client
 
Redun­dan­cy: main and
hot-stand­by servers + 5 clients
   

3 in 1 SCADA

  • Secure HMI for utilities/ dis­tri­b­u­tion grids
  • Local data acqui­si­tion & con­trol soft­ware for ener­gy sys­tems
  • Data acqui­si­tion hard­ware func­tion­al­i­ties for seam­less oper­a­tion

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iControl Applications

Sub­sta­tion Automa­tion

Auto­mat­ic Gen­er­a­tion Con­trol

PV Plant Mon­i­tor­ing and Con­trol

Wind Park Mon­i­tor­ing and Con­trol

Hydro­elec­tric Pow­er Plant Con­trol

Sub­sta­tion Data Acqui­si­tion and Con­trol

Elec­tric­i­ty Dis­tri­b­u­tion Net­works

Sub­sta­tion Gate­way

MV Grid Con­trol Cen­ter

Gen­er­a­tion Dis­patch

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Con­trol Cen­ter

Intel­li­gent Load Shed­ding

Rail­way Con­trol

MV Grid Distribution Control Center

In this project, iCon­trol is based on a client/server archi­tec­ture with 4 oper­a­tors con­trol­ling 4,000 mul­ti­ven­dor RTUs via IEC60870‑5–104, IEC60870‑5–101 and DNP3.0, through the pub­lic GPRS net­work, in the 25kV dis­tri­b­u­tion grid of Buenos Aires. 

PV Plants Monitoring & Control Center

In this project, iCon­trol is used to remote­ly con­trol and super­vise over 100 pho­to­volta­ic gen­er­a­tion plants around Turkey. Each plant is owned by a dif­fer­ent investor who can access all the infor­ma­tion via web brows­er.

HV Substation Automation SCADA

In this project, iCon­trol com­mu­ni­cates with meters and pro­tec­tion relays from dif­fer­ent man­u­fac­tur­ers using a vari­ety of pro­to­cols such as Mod­bus, IEC60870‑5–103 or IEC61850. iCon­trol reports to the exist­ing con­trol cen­ters via IEC 104 and DNP3.  

Communications Control Center

In this project iCon­trol was imple­ment­ed as SCADA sys­tem (serv­er with float­ing clients) to super­vise and con­trol all com­mu­ni­ca­tion facil­i­ties (includ­ing radio base sta­tions, com­mu­ni­ca­tion links, UPS sys­tems, and CERs) of a major Span­ish elec­tri­cal util­i­ty  via Mod­bus TCP, IEC 104 and SNMP. 

iControl Web Viewer

  • Dis­plays iCon­trol SCADA in real time via web brows­er
  • Full­fills all safe­ty require­ments against poten­tial threats
  • Pre­pares and ren­ders the infor­ma­tion for inter­net brows­er con­nec­tion
  • Spe­cial­ly designed for mon­i­tor­ing the elec­tri­cal grid with­out act­ing on it
  • Based on the open source Node web serv­er
  • iControl’s list­ings, charts, schemas, reports and oper­a­tion zones are also avail­able in iCon­trol Web View­er.

How about hardware?

iGrid T&D prod­ucts are adapt­able devices for an open and flex­i­ble archi­tec­ture

The All-in-One Gateway

The iGW‑S pro­vides up to 4 Eth­er­net and 4 ser­i­al ports with an embed­ded Eth­er­net switch, as well as hot stand-by redun­dan­cy fea­tures and the full range of pro­to­cols.

The GW with Internal I/Os

The iRTU is an intel­li­gent and scal­able bay con­troller with I/O capa­bil­i­ties for direct data acqui­si­tion, embed­ded Eth­er­net switch, and IEC61850 Client and Serv­er capa­bil­i­ties.

The Compact Master Unit

The iGWlite comes with 1 Eth­er­net, 1 RS485/RS422 and an option­al RS-232 port (cop­per or fiber) or a 2G/3G/4G mode tak­ing lit­tle space on a DIN-Rail, but still employ­ing the full iGrid pro­to­col stack.

iRTUe – Remote I/O Expansions

iGWs and iRTUs can be freely extend­ed by con­nect­ing sev­er­al iRTUe.
They are IEC 61850 (GOOSE) com­pli­ant and come in many con­fig­u­ra­tions such as 48 DI, 16 relays, 16 AI, 24 DI + 8 relays, 24 DI + 8 AI or 8 relays + 8 AI.

Sub­sta­tion Automa­tion with IEC61850

HV Sub­sta­tions

MV Dis­tri­b­u­tion Grids

Rail­way Automa­tion

Pro­to­col Con­ver­sion

Smart Meter­ing

Wind Farm Gen­er­a­tion

Hydro­elec­tric Gen­er­a­tion

Pho­to­voltaics Gen­er­a­tion

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