Automation Systems for Switchgear & Transformers

Advanced and scal­able com­mu­ni­ca­tion soft­ware for switchgear and trans­former automation

What is Substation Automation?

Sub­sta­tion automa­tion is the act of auto­mat­i­cal­ly mon­i­tor­ing and con­trol­ling an elec­tri­cal sub­sta­tion by inte­grat­ing sub­sta­tion equpi­ment, intel­li­gent instru­men­ta­tion and con­trol devices, to have bet­ter con­trol over the pow­er dis­tri­b­u­tion grid and reduce the num­ber and dura­tion of out­ages. Like most pow­er sys­tems, includ­ing gen­er­a­tion plants and indus­tri­al facil­i­ties, sub­sta­tions are usu­al­ly auto­mat­ed with a SCADA (Super­vi­so­ry Con­trol and Data Acqui­si­tion Sys­tem). Most com­mon­ly, RTUs (remote ter­mi­nal units) are installed on site to col­lect data from sub­sta­tion equip­ment, sen­sors and IEDs (intel­li­gent elec­tron­ic devices) and trans­fer this data to a sub­sta­tion or con­trol cen­ter SCADA, which visu­al­izes the data and reports fail­ures to the operator.

Through the SCADA sys­tem, the oper­a­tor can remote­ly mon­i­tor the entire sub­sta­tion net­work, send direct com­mands to the RTU, or define automa­tion func­tions with a PLC to enable auto­mat­ed reac­tions against sys­tem failures.

Since full sub­sta­tion automa­tion requires IEDs, com­mu­ni­ca­tions pro­to­cols, and oth­er devices and tech­nolo­gies to work togeth­er, it is also often referred to as sub­sta­tion inte­gra­tion. The term “instru­men­ta­tion and con­trol (I&C) sys­tem” on the oth­er hand, exclu­sive­ly com­pris­es devices that mon­i­tor, con­trol, and pro­tect the pow­er system.

Why Integrate Smart Communications?

Advantages with iGrid T&D

Why Integrate Smart Communications?

  • Use automa­tion func­tions to react instant­ly and reduce the need human supervision
  • Use advanced pro­tec­tion schemes to improve the reli­a­bil­i­ty of your network
  • Locate fail­ures with­in your net­work, safe time and min­i­mize out­age duration
  • Enable remote com­mands to react faster
  • Pre­pare for out­ages and min­i­mize their occur­ance with redun­dant networks
  • Improve the flex­bil­i­ty of your solutions
  • Record events in real-time, to know exact­ly what hap­pened and when it happened
  • Improve the TCO by facil­i­tat­ing sys­tem inter­ven­tion and maintenance
  • Con­trol the per­for­mance of your gear, pre­vent fail­ures and opti­mize your net­work design and operation

 

Advantages with iGrid T&D

  • From Mod­bus RTU, through IEC 61850 to DNP3/ IEC 104 — all required protocols
  • Superb scal­a­bil­i­ty - from a few to thou­sands of IEDs and data points
  • Con­nect to any device on the net­work using mul­ti­ple com­mu­ni­ca­tion media
  • Col­lect real-time data from hun­dreds of devices and aux­il­iary equip­ment with direct inter­nal I/Os or dis­trib­uted exten­sion units
  • Ful­ly inter­op­er­a­ble solu­tion for sim­ple retro­fits and open net­work archi­tec­tures – all of our devices and soft­ware appli­ca­tions can com­mu­ni­cate with the iGrid pro­to­col suite
  • High­ly flex­i­ble and mod­u­lar solu­tions, adapt­able to any sys­tem requirements/ net­work topology
  • Sim­ple migra­tion to IEC 61850 –  use any of our prod­ucts as client or serv­er and map any pro­to­col onto IEC 61850, rely­ing on the iCon­fICD tool for sim­ple configurations
  • High­ly scal­able and cus­tomiz­able SCADA for sin­gle sub­sta­tions or entire grids (con­trol cen­ter edition)

Secured Switchgear and Transformer Automation 

The world­wide deploy­ment of sub­sta­tion automa­tion sys­tems is a key a suc­cess fac­tor on the path to gain­ing greater con­trol over trans­mis­sion and dis­tri­b­u­tion net­works and con­fronting future ener­gy chal­lenges like grid insta­bil­i­ty and bot­tle­necks. The increas­ing volatil­i­ty on the ener­gy mar­ket and the dis­trib­uted nature of future grids will demand oper­a­tors to gain deep­er con­trol over the elet­ri­cal grids. This requires to install more intel­li­gent infra­struc­ture and col­lect big­ger amounts of real-time data from a high­er num­ber of points in the grid.

As a result, the mar­ket is ask­ing switchgear and trans­former man­u­fac­tur­ers for smarter prod­ucts inte­grat­ing con­trol and com­mu­ni­ca­tion capa­bil­i­ties. By inte­grat­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion capa­bil­i­ties or con­nect­ing to a smart con­troller, switchgear and oth­er equip­ment can col­lect data from sen­sors and oth­er aux­il­iary equip­ment and also receive orders from and report to the con­trol center.

Our R&D depart­ment is work­ing close­ly with elec­tri­cal man­u­fac­tur­ers to pro­vide pow­er­ful and com­pact automa­tion solu­tions for the con­trol of dis­tri­b­u­tion grids.

There are sev­er­al ways we can intro­duce real-time data acqui­si­tion, con­trol and automa­tion func­tions to MV sub­sta­tions and trans­former stations.

iGW-VM as Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Front-End

The iGW-VM can run on both Lin­ux and Win­dows and can be eas­i­ly inte­grat­ed as a com­mu­ni­ca­tion front-end  for any new or exist­ing switch or trans­former. It allows any kind of serv­er to col­lect real-time data and con­vert between a broad range of stan­dard pro­to­cols to com­mu­ni­cate with the con­trol cen­ter, relay or sub­sta­tion RTU. The iGW-VM is easy to use and pro­vides every­thing you need, also includ­ing advanced redun­dan­cy, automa­tion and pro­tec­tion functions.

Substation Gateway & RTU, Switchgear Controller

Anoth­er option is to con­nect the device to a smart con­trol unit like the iRTU or the iGW. The iRTU can not only col­lect all data from switchgear and trans­form­ers but also from all kinds of sen­sors (cur­rent and pow­er trans­form­ers, Rugowsky coils, tem­per­a­ture sen­sors, …) using its inter­nal dig­i­tal and ana­log inputs and out­puts. All devices of the iGW and iRTU fam­i­ly pro­vide state-of-the-art redun­dan­cy, automa­tion and pro­tec­tion func­tions for advanced grid control.

Substation Gateway Software

The iGW-VM and iCon­trol SCADA can both oper­ate as cen­tral gate­way sys­tem for one or sev­er­al sub­sta­tions, allow­ing devices like relays and switchgear to com­mu­ni­cate with each oth­er and con­trol cen­ters through a broad range of pro­to­cols. iCon­trol SCADA can also be used to visu­al­ize the data as sub­sta­tion SCADA/HMI or grid con­trol cen­ter. Both appli­ca­tions can be con­fig­ured with the sim­ple iConf tool and pro­vide state-of-the-art redun­dan­cy, automa­tion and pro­tec­tion functions.

Communication Front-End for Switchgear

Adaptable and User-friendly Solutions for Simple Integrations

One of the major chal­lenges of sub­sta­tion automa­tion lies in inte­grat­ing new sub­sta­tion tech­nol­o­gy such as IEC 61850 in old­er, exis­tent sub­sta­tions, where old and new devices have to coex­ist and com­mu­ni­cate with each oth­er. Exam­ples of this can be new con­trol cen­ters that have to com­mu­ni­cate with old automa­tion sys­tems or new­ly installed intel­li­gent elec­tron­ic devices (IEDs), which must con­nect to old sys­tems at the sub­sta­tion or the con­trol center.

Solu­tions by iGrid T&D have been designed for exact­ly this kind of chal­lenges. Devel­oped explic­it­ly for sub­sta­tion automa­tion, all devices devices and soft­ware sys­tems, com­pris­ing RTUs, gate­ways, I/O exten­sion units and SCADA sys­tem, pro­vide a unique range of com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­to­cols and con­nec­tiv­i­ty options.

The devices can use almost all pro­to­cols to both col­lect and trans­fer data from and between devices and enti­ties. Thanks to its con­fig­urable inter­nal inputs and out­puts and its capa­bil­i­ty to com­mu­ni­cate via Eth­er­net, ser­i­al and GPRS (3G, 4G), the iRTU is thus the per­fect device for MV applications. 

It can col­lect data from a few sen­sors and switchgear con­trollers and trans­fer the data to a any con­trol cen­ter or col­lect data and con­trol thou­sands of devices accross the network.

Amongst oth­ers, the com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­to­cols include:

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

 

Our solu­tions can also com­mu­ni­cate through tech­nolo­gies from oth­er indus­tries like mySQLweb ser­vices and OPC UA.

Flexible Integrations for MV Distribution Substations

Devel­oped explic­it­ly for sub­sta­tion automa­tion, all devices and soft­ware sys­tems by iGrid T&D pro­vide an exten­sive range of func­tion­al­i­ties and char­ac­ter­is­tics to over­come present and future chal­lenges in the most effi­cient ways.

Fur­ther­more, our solu­tions can col­lect data from thou­sands of devices at once, process and con­vert the data and trans­fer it to mul­ti­ple enti­ties in the net­work. 

Since we have com­mu­ni­cat­ed with equip­ment from numer­ous dif­fer­ent ven­dors in a broad vari­ety of appli­ca­tions, we have expe­ri­ence in com­mu­ni­cat­ing with and cre­at­ing a bridge between all kinds of sys­tems, includ­ing new and old relays and sub­sta­tion gear, Eth­er­net and ser­i­al, IEC 61850 and old lega­cy pro­to­cols (like SPA-bus), SCADA sys­tems and intranets, gen­er­a­tion and ener­gy market. 

Our solu­tions ensure that you no longer need to wor­ry about inter­op­er­abil­i­ty and net­work inef­fi­cien­cies. Our RTUs can com­mu­ni­cate using numer­ous pro­to­cols via GPRS, Eth­er­net or ser­i­al con­nec­tions as well as col­lect aux­il­iary sig­nals using dig­i­tal I/Os and ana­log inputs.

Not only retro­fits are facil­i­tat­ed with our prod­ucts. It also becomes easy to react to any kind of net­work change (big or small) and to set up open and scal­able net­work architectures.

Our devices are already con­fig­urable and ver­sa­tile by design, but we also pro­vide fur­ther prod­uct con­fig­u­ra­tions and tai­lored ser­vices upon request.  

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Time Management

All iGrid solu­tions are capa­ble of high pre­ci­sion time-syn­chro­niza­tion (<1ms) via PTP or NTP and car­ry inter­nal Real-Time Clocks with a an accu­ra­cy of 1ppm. This allows to keep on record­ing events with a micro-sec­ond time stamp­ing accu­ra­cy, even when con­nec­tion to the time source (mas­ter­clock) is lost, per­mit­ting to trace fail­ures back meticulously.

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iConf Tool

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. You can use the soft­ware tool to con­fig­ure all igrid devices and soft­ware sys­tems as well as design IEC 61850 projects, to up and down­load your con­fig­u­ra­tions, and cre­ate your own tem­plates. 

PLC Automation

All iGrid solu­tions can exe­cute logical/mathematical func­tions and automa­tion sequences with super high speeds thanks to their PLC capabilities.

The inte­grat­ed PLC is high­ly scal­able and has been applied in all kinds of fields to solve a broad vari­ety of challenges.

iConf­PLC
User-friend­ly and graph­i­cal pro­gram­ming mod­ule (edi­tor) for automa­tion sequences and PLCs based on IEC 61131–3.

Our Products for MV Distribution Grid Automation

Thanks to our comitt­ment to advanced sub­sta­tion automa­tion, all devices and soft­ware sys­tems by iGrid T&D pro­vide an exten­sive range of func­tion­al­i­ties and char­ac­ter­is­tics to over­come present and future chal­lenges in the most effi­cient ways.

Although we are hap­py to sup­port our cus­tomers, iGrid T&D is not a ser­vice-based busi­ness. Instead, we strive to pro­vide state-of-the-art tech­nol­o­gy that enables our cus­tomers to set up, oper­ate and main­tain advanced automa­tion sys­tems by themselves. 

Communication Front-end, Substation Gateway, SCADA HMI

iGW-VM
  • High­ly scal­able and pow­er­ful gate­way soft­ware for any serv­er run­ning on win­dows or linux.
  • Com­mu­ni­ca­tion front-end for siwtchgears, trans­form­ers and oth­er equipment
iControl SCADA
  • Scal­able and inter­op­er­a­ble in mul­ti­ple architectures
  • For all lev­els, from Sub­sta­tion Gate­way to Con­trol Center
  • With all impor­tant fea­tures and characteristics

     

    Substation RTU, Gateway, Bay Controller, Distributed I/O..

    iRTU, iRTUcompact
    • Inter­nal I/O, ser­i­al, GPRS & Eth­er­net interfaces
    • All-in-one devices with advanced func­tions for SAS
    iGW, iGWlite
    • Ser­i­al, GPRS & Eth­er­net interfaces
    • Handy devices with advanced func­tions for SAS
    iRTUe
    • Remote I/O units for advanced SAS networks
    • IEC 61850 GOOSE communication

     

    State-of-the-Art R&D and Advanced Engineering & Product Development

    International R&D
    • Inhouse R&D on the fore­front of smart grid tech­nol­o­gy, enriched by numer­ous inter­na­tion­al and aca­d­e­m­ic project
    Engineering & Development Services
    • Advanced and cus­tomized appli­ca­tion engi­neer­ing and prod­uct devel­op­ment for spe­cif­ic client needs. 

    World-wide Compliance and Interoperability

    Thanks to our expe­ri­ences with elec­tri­cal net­works and sub­sta­tions in a vari­ety of indus­tries all around the plan­et, our prod­ucts have been pre­pared for an imm­mense range of high-demand­ing require­ments and stan­dards, guar­an­tee­ing a peace­ful approval process for any project in any coun­try. Our cer­ti­fi­ca­tions range from EMC com­pat­i­bil­i­ty and com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­to­col stan­dards like IEC 61850 to cyber secu­ri­ty means and have been assert­ed by third par­ty cer­ti­fi­ca­tion bod­ies like DNV GL/ KEMA.

    Why to Opt for MV Grid Automation Solutions by iGrid T&D? 

    Our Data Acqui­si­tion, Con­trol and Super­vi­sion sys­tems can not only han­dle a broad vari­ety of pro­to­cols and archi­tec­tures but also pro­vide numer­ous oth­er tech­no­log­i­cal fea­tures and func­tion­al­i­ties like high pre­ci­sion time stamp­ing and PLC programming. 

    As a client you can ben­e­fit from choos­ing amongst var­i­ous scal­able and inter­op­er­a­ble solu­tions that will be easy to use and tai­lored to your needs. 

    Two solu­tions are spe­cial­ly eco­nom­i­cal for this appli­ca­tion. The iGW-VM can be used as a cen­tral data col­lec­tion, automa­tion and gate­way soft­ware cre­at­ing a pow­er­ful bridge between grid and con­trol cen­ter and can also be inte­grat­ed as com­mu­ni­ca­tion front-end for all kinds of devices and equip­ment to pro­vide pow­er­ful automa­tion and pro­to­col con­ver­sion func­tions with “dumb” devices and gear.

    On the oth­er hand, with it’s inter­nal inputs and out­puts and con­nec­tiv­i­ty options, the iRTU is the per­fect com­pan­ion to col­lect data from devices, sen­sors and oth­er aux­il­iary equip­ment at thou­sands of sites. 

    Solution Benefits & Functions

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    A‑Level certified IEC 61850 compliance

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    Map any protocol to IEC 61850

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    Compact all-in-one devices

    N

    Tailored solutions according to your needs

    N

    State-of-the-art IEC 61850 technology

    N

    Customized training & support

    N

    Remote maintenance/ testing

    N

    Reliable and efficient protection functions

    N

    Improved reliability & security 

    N

    Automatic (busbar) line coloring

    N

    Simple connection between IED and substation HMI

    N

    PRP network redundancy

    N

    Simple device set-up/ deployment

    N

    Graphical visualization of measurements & data

    N

    Remote substation monitoring and control 

    N

    Fault diagnostics

    N

    Simple retrofits

    N

    Local & global alarm generation

    N

    Optimized efficiency and productivity

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    Powerful, multi-layer protocol conversion

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    Communication front-end for any system or device

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    Minimize outages

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    Complex logic schemes

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    High-precision timestamping and event recording

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    Fault location detection

    N

    Automatic switching sequences

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    No need for auxiliary relays and hardwired interfaces

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    PLC automation with IEC 61131–3

    N

    Engineering & maintenance cost reduction

    N

    iControl or 3rd party SCADA

    N

    Customized solution

    N

    Automatic data storage

    N

    Supervisory control

    N

    Comissioning cost reduction

    N

    Reduced wiring

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    High-speed, intelligent interlocking with GOOSE

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    Full interoperability

    Integrative Automation Systems

    • Com­mu­ni­ca­tion front-end for switchgear and transformers
    • Remote & dis­trib­uted Inputs & Outputs 
    • Sub­sta­tion RTUs, BCUs (Bay Con­troller Units) and Gate­ways
    • Sub­sta­tion SCADA/ HMI
    • Con­trol Cen­ter SCADAs
    • IEDs/ Smart Relays by Thytronic

    Sleep Peacefully with Expert Cyber Security 

    iGrid T&D enforces sev­er­al lay­ers of secu­ri­ty mea­sures guid­ed by the propo­si­tions of the IEC 62351 stan­dard to pro­tect its devices from all kinds of threats.

    Our hard­ened devices fea­ture Role Based Access Con­trol (RBAC) to avoid intrin­sic risks such as secu­ri­ty holes and unau­tho­rized actions by authen­ti­cat­ed users.
    In addi­tion to end-to-end encryp­tions via TSL/SSL, HTTPS, SSH and stan­dard pro­ce­dures for VPNs (e.g. Open­VPN), its com­mu­ni­ca­tion can also be secured with net­work con­trol meth­ods such as fire­walls, IP fil­ters, ACL or TCP port blocks.

    Full Independence for an Open Architecture

    All of our prod­ucts sup­port sev­er­al types of com­mu­ni­ca­tion media, such as wire­less (GPRS/ 3g, 4g), VSAT, ana­log radio, Eth­er­net or Ser­i­al, and can com­mu­ni­cate with the entire iGrid T&D pro­to­col suite. Thanks to our expe­ri­ences with devices from almost all known ven­dors and our pledge for stan­dard pro­to­cols, we can ensure the seam­less inte­gra­tion of our prod­ucts with any third par­ty devices.

    Hot-Standby Redundancy

    All of our devices can oper­ate in hot-stand­by redun­dan­cy mode:

    • Hot-stand­by server/device is updat­ed continuously
    • Clients and IEDs auto­mat­i­cal­ly switch to the hot-stand­by server
    • Ser­i­al loop redun­dan­cy (hot stand­by gate­way acts as a (vir­tu­al) ser­i­al port to arrive to dis­con­nect­ed devices)

    Network Redundancy

    All iGrid solu­tions can pro­vide advanced redun­dan­cy net­works like RSTP, HSR & PRP (IEC 62439–3) to min­i­mize net­work down­time and max­i­mize reli­a­bil­i­ty and availability:

    • Mod­ern sub­sta­tion automa­tion with­out pack­et loss­es and latencies
    • Invis­i­ble to the appli­ca­tion and usable by most indus­tri­al Eth­er­net protocols
    • For appli­ca­tions requir­ing high avail­abil­i­ty and quick switchovers

    Related Projects

    Integrated Switchgear Controller

    SGC195, the new switchgear con­troller devel­oped by EDP and iGrid T&D com­bines RTU and pro­tec­tion relay fea­tures in one device to reduce the cost of the whole project.

    MV Grid Automation with IEC 61850

    In this project iRTUe expan­sion units help the iRTU col­lect data data via IEC 61850 in order to auto­mate 9 medi­um volt­age sub­sta­tions at the Sabi­ha Gökçen Air­port (Turkey)

    Railway MV Substation Control

    In this project the iGW con­verts from IEC 101 to IEC104 in order to com­fort­ably expand the SCADA sys­tem of the metro lines, using high tech­nol­o­gy switch­es and SDH equip­ment via Eth­er­net. The iGW con­trols the low pow­er sub­sta­tions (380 Volt­age grid) by read­ing the data from a SIEMENS PLC via IEC 101, map­ping it to IEC104, and send­ing it to the exist­ing SCADA Con­trol Center.

    Substation Automation Products

    iGW-VM – unlimited control

    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).

    iGW‑S Substation Gateway

    Pow­er­ful and reli­able sub­sta­tion gate­way, able to run either in stand­alone or redun­dant modes, with an embed­ded Eth­er­net switch (4 ports) and IEC 61850 client and serv­er capabilities.

    iControl SCADA

    High-per­for­mance SCADA for the visu­al­iza­tion and con­trol of sub­sta­tion data. It is able to run either in client/server or stand­alone modes, pro­vid­ing advanced func­tion­al­i­ties such as hot-stand­by redun­dan­cy, auto­mat­ic line col­or­ing, events noti­fi­ca­tion (via e‑mail and sms), SQL log­ging, and reports generation.

    iRTU – With I/Os for Direct Data Acquisition 

    Com­pact and scal­able bay con­troller which can act as IEC 61850 client or serv­er, fea­tur­ing con­fig­urable I/O boards for direct data acqui­si­tion, high-pre­ci­sion time­stamp­ing and an option­al Eth­er­net switch for addi­tion­al Eth­er­net ports.

    iRTUe – Remote I/O Extensions 

    iGWs, iRTUs and third par­ty mas­ter units can be freely extend­ed by con­nect­ing one or 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.

    More Solutions for Smart Grids

    Automation with IEC 61850 

    The IEC 61850 stan­dard is enabling new opor­tu­ni­ties for ven­dor inter­op­er­abil­i­ty and advanced sub­sta­tion automa­tion. Find out how you can take advan­tage of IEC 61850 with easy-to-use and adapt­able solu­tions for a sim­ple migra­tion or retrofit.

    HV Substation Automation

    Pow­er­ful sub­sta­tion automa­tion sys­tems often han­dle numer­ous com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­to­cols and media with­in one net­work, which can result in expen­sive and com­plex projects.  Avoid these prob­lems with inter­op­er­a­ble tech­nol­o­gy and smart con­fig­u­ra­tion tools.

    MV Distribution Grid Automation

    It is often dif­fi­cult to find the exact solu­tion you need in a MV appli­ca­tion, lead­ing to high­er costs than nec­es­sary. With our scal­able and adapt­able solu­tions you will be able to only pay for what you real­ly need, with­out com­prim­is­ing on qual­i­ty or security.

    Hydroelectric Power Station

    Advanced all-in-one solu­tions can tru­ly sim­pli­fy the automa­tion and con­trol of small and large-scale hydro­elec­tric gen­er­a­tion plants. Thanks to an open design and state-of-the-art SCADA tech­nol­o­gy, the sys­tems remain reli­able and up-to-date through­out the plan­t’s entire life cycle.

    Photovoltaic Power Station

    Using an open and scal­able SCADA sys­tem to mon­i­tor and con­trol a PV plant comes with many ben­e­fits on sev­er­al lev­els. Find out how advanced com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­o­gy affects PV oper­a­tion, main­te­nance, sys­tem design, invest­ment secu­ri­ty, profits…

    Control Center SCADA

    Advanced func­tions and tools to assist engi­neers and grid oper­a­tors in the automa­tion and con­trol of MV grids often require to invest in big and com­pli­cat­ed soft­ware solu­tions. We have designed a scal­able and user-friend­ly SCADA sys­tem for util­i­ties with noth­ing left to be desired.

    Rail and Traction Automation

    Mak­ing your infra­struc­ture intel­li­gent with advanced com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­o­gy will improve your ser­vice and reli­a­bil­i­ty by means of automat­ing and con­trol­ing your trac­tion pow­er net­work and train engines with sim­ple and pow­er­ful tools and devices.

    Protocol Conversion

    As com­mu­ni­ca­tion net­works grow in com­plex­i­ty, “plug and play” promis­es become hard­er to keep. Inter­op­er­a­ble pro­to­col con­vert­ers and soft­ware solu­tions with state-of-the-art capa­bil­i­ties and funci­tonal­i­ties can be the bridge to all the func­tions and flex­i­bil­i­ty your net­work needs.

    Generation Dispatch Control Center

    With a gen­er­a­tion dis­patch enter you can auto­mat­i­cal­ly con­trol the gen­er­a­tion of all pow­er plants and make direct bids for ancil­lary ser­vices on one plat­form. Check out the most effi­cient com­mu­ni­ca­tion path between gen­er­a­tion sites, grid oper­a­tors and the pow­er market.

    Smart Metering

    A sin­gle device that col­lects, process­es, trans­fers smart meter data and load curves from sev­er­al meters in dif­fer­ent pro­to­cols via ser­i­al or Eth­er­net, whilst pro­vid­ing advanced automa­tion func­tions? Adapt­able designs and a full com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­to­col suite make it possible. 

     

    Switchgear & Transformers

    Some­times you have pre­ferred gear for a project or it has already been installed, but it is lack­ing the com­mu­ni­ca­tion capa­bil­i­ties to pro­vide the automa­tion func­tions you are look­ing for. With our soft­ware core iGComms any device can be as smart as you want it to be.

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