A test facility for assessing the performance of IEC61850 substation automation designs

Hogan, Matthew Julian (2014) A test facility for assessing the performance of IEC61850 substation automation designs. [USQ Project]


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Substation Automation Systems have undergone dramatic changes since the introduction of powerful micro-processing and digital communications devices over Ethernet based networks within the substation. Smart, multifunctional relays, known as Intelligent Electronic Devices, or IEDs, have replaced the traditional panels which contained multiple protection relays, control equipment, metering and status indicators.

ActewAGL Distribution, a power utility company servicing Canberra, Australia, has recently decided to undertake a review of its substation automation systems throughout its electrical network. As a result, ActewAGL Distribution has decided to investigate the IEC 61850 – Communication Networks and Systems in Substations standard, by constructing a test facility to assess its performance and capability with the view of implementing the standard into its 132/11kV zone substations network in the near future.

This report details the literature review, design, construction, and performance evaluation that was undertaken on the IEC 61850 substation automation designs developed with the use of the test facility.
The major achievement of this research project has been the successful development and evaluation of a substation automation system that utilised the IEC 61850 standard incorporated with multiple vendor devices.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical/Electronic) project.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Ahfock, Tony
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 04:53
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 04:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: substation automation systems (SAS); IEC61850; electricity; Canberra; Australia; communication networks; intelligent electronic devices; IED; ethernet; micro-processing; multifunctional relays; actewAGL distribution
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4007 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics > 400799 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified
URI: https://sear.unisq.edu.au/id/eprint/27259

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