Inteligent Project Review

"Postes Intelligents" Design, Test and Commissioning of Rte's first completely Digital Substation

by J-Y. Astic, V. Leitloff, T. Buhagiar, A. Kurtz Rte, and P. Brun, S. Vigouroux, J-P. Cayuela, GE

Project Scope and Ambition: To integrate new levers of flexibility in order to operate the power system and to easily shape new complex wide area automatons so as to derive the optimum benefit from new techniques and technologies, TSO need to shift their assets towards more flexible and smart solutions. The increasing development and maturity of IEDs using IEC 61850 protocols (e.g. station bus and process bus) have opened the design for a new generation of Protection Automation and Control System (PACS) solutions enabling the deployment of advanced area automated functions and a coordinated upgrade of PACS in a larger area. More