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CIGRE B5 Award Outstanding Service Award

The Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) of CIGRE SC B5 has accepted the nomination of Dr. Alexander Apostolov from the United States of America to receive the Outstanding Service Award from SC B5 in recognition of his contribution, commitment and dedication to CIGRE Study Committee B5 - Protection and Automation. The award ceremony was held during the dinner of SC B5, on September 14, 2017, du... More

Comprehensive busbar testing with OMICRON's RelaySimTest v2.1

Almost 30% of misoperations in protection systems are caused by incorrect settings, logic and design errors. At this point system-based protection testing comes into play for validating the accuracy of the busbar protection within the whole protection system. With the latest 2.1 version of RelaySimTest the capabilities for comprehensive busbar testing have been completed. For exam... More

Copa-Data - Quick location of statuses and errors

Quick location of statuses and errors COPA-DATA’s energy automation software zenon supports a new option for combining data from geoinformation systems (GIS) and zenon visualization. With the GIS editor and GIS control, users can display electricity grids in the zenon visualization in geographical mapping material. Current statuses, such as alarms, are shown on the map directly. Anoth... More

DNV GL issues FIRST PTP verification report to GE Energy

GE Energy Connections’ Grid Solutions business is the first company in the world to receive a Precision Time Protocol (PTP) functional and performance verification report, issued by DNV GL. GE receives the report for their DS AGILE system (supported by the upcoming switch H49 and the Bay Control Unit C264). A PTP verified device gives network operators better trust in their power system o... More

GE's Reason DR6C Delivers powerful digital fault recording

GE’s Reason DR60 is a single, powerful recording device for disturbance and post fault analysis. The Reason DR60 is flexible and scalable, capable of supporting up to 32 analog inputs, up to 96 binary inputs and up to 48 binary outputs. Such channel density in one compact device reduces the panel space requirements and relay room footprint. For complex schemes, multiple devices can be ne... More

IEC 61850 "plug fest" and Training

UCA International and Entergy Corporation sponsored the first North America IEC 61850 Interoperability Testing “plug fest” and training in New Orleans October 12-18, 2017. This was the fourth IOP since 2011 and was the most ambitious. Entergy, the local utility company has been evaluating the IEC 61850 standard and has piloted a multivendor system in a substation in New Orleans. Enter... More

Integrating IEC 62351-6 and IEC 62351-9 Security in SAS

SoC-e has released a comprehensive solution to integrate SAS specific cyber security features within IEDs, merging units and in other specific equipment. This solution is composed by a hardware IP for FPGAs that implements IEC 62351-6 mechanisms to secure strict real-time traffic and by a software platform that implements IEC 62351-9 Key Management. The IP ensures wire-speed operation t... More

New broad range mode earth fault protection from Arcteq

The increased medium voltage cabling, distributed power generation and compensated networks (Petersen coil), has led to new challenges in earth-fault protection of distribution feeders. Relying on conventional protection methods may lead to either nuisance trips of healthy feeders or undetected faults in faulty feeders. To meet the new network requirements Arcteq has developed a new broad rang... More

RTDS Technologies - Record-breaking power system simulator at NARI/SGEPRI

Record-breaking power system simulator at NARI/SGEPRI RTDS Technologies has been selected as the provider of a record-breaking expansion project to the real time power system simulation laboratory at NARI Group Corporation / State Grid Electric Power Research Institute in China. The project will give NARI/SGEPRI the world’s largest and most capable real time power system simulator, capab... More

Tekron - Multiport Time Server

The NTS 03-G Plus is a fully customizable satellite reference clock which references GPS & GLONASS networks. It meets the demanding precision and reliability requirements of the electric power industry. Tekron clocks are designed with GNSS spoofing mitigation in mind. The NTS 03-G+ avoids spoofing attacks by detecting them and reverting to its stable atomic oscillator for holdover until the at... More
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