Communications Control Center with Modbus, SNMP and IEC 104Spain
- Project start: December 2012
- Project completion: June 2013
- iGrid products involved: iControl – Control Center Edition
- Number of sites: 130 facilities with 200 points/RTU
- Number of data points: 26000 I/O points
- Protocols: IEC60870‑5–104 and ModbuTCP/RTU
The iControl – Control Center Edition was implemented as SCADA system to supervise and control all communication facilities (over 100) of the customer (major Spanish electrical utility), including radio base stations, communication links, UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) systems, and CERs (Communications Equipment Room).
All these facilities must be monitored constantly, ensuring that all substations (HV and LV) are properly linked to the control centre at all times.
iControl communicates with the radio base stations via IEC 60870–5‑104 and with over 900 sensors via ModbusTCP, as well as with other network devices over SNMP.
The architecture used in this project is based on a SCADA server with 2–3 floating clients.
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