E-journal for electrical and electronic engineers
AUTOMATYKA, ELEKTRYKA, ZAKLOCENIA
(AUTOMATICS, ELECTROTECHNICS, DISTURBANCES)
Vol. 3, Nr 1 (7) 2012
Opportunities and Difficulties in Implementation of Power System Protective Automation in Accordance to IEC 61850
The requirements of IEC 61850 published in 2002 - 2010 (in 14 parts) establish new opportunities in the implementation of protective automation. The standard harmonizes the rules for data exchange and compatibility between substation devices supplied bydifferent manufacturers. Not only does system enable communication in the fastest growing Ethernet technology, but also eliminates the need for copper cables for control signal as well.The paper discusses the interoperability tests conducted by the author for five different manufacturers' protective relays.
IEC 61850; Ethernet, interoperability tests, protective relays, Intelligent Electronic Devices, bay and substation controllers, peer-to-peer