iControl SCADA — Automation Made SimpleSCADA for Substation Automation, Power Distribution Systems & Automated 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.
- Secured, high-performance and easy-to-use SCADA HMI control software with all recommended features for electricity distribution systems, going beyond industry requirements to fulfill particular client needs
- Adapt our SCADA to your preferred architecture/ topology, from simple 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 or connect its data archive to a 3rd party database
- 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
iControl’s 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Signals and Data Presentation
Multiple list options to display collected information:
|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
|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 Profibus DP Master/Slave|
|Modbus TCP/UDP and JBUS (master)|
|Master IEC 62056–21|
|Master Spabus, Mlink, Procome|
|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
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.
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.
Simple configuration and maintenance with our free iConf tool.
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
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○ Optional feature
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|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||○|
Master/Slave DNP3.0 Master JBUS
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|PLC Automation and
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|Up to 15.000 I/O points||○||○||○|
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Server + 1 client
|Redundancy: main and
hot-standby servers + 1 client
|Redundancy: main and
hot-standby servers + 5 clients
iControl SCADA References
3 in 1 SCADA
- Secure & user-friendly HMI for utilities/ distribution grids
- Local data acquisition & control software for energy systems
- Gateway functionalities for seamless operation
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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
MV Grid Control Center
Communications Control Center
Intelligent Load Shedding
Energy Management System
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.
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.
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.
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 freely scalable iGW-VM supports all architectures using Windows or Linux, acting as a substation gateway, bay controller, RTU or communication front-end for SCADA systems. The iGW-VM is thus the perfect software choice for projects with a predetermined/preferred hardware or a large grid to cover (high number of datapoints).
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 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.
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
MV Distribution Grids
Wind Farm Generation
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