Relay Protection & Substation Automation Conference, Russia

Participation in the Conference was open for all the experts interested in the preferential subjects chosen for discussion.

The Russian National Committee of CIGRE (RNC CIGRE) and the All-Russian Relay Research, Design & Technology Institute (VNIIR) along with the System Operator for UES of Russia and the Federal Grid Company organized the International Conference on Relay Protection and Substation Automation of Modern Power Systems. The conference was held from 9 to 13 September 2007 in Cheboksary - the administrative, industrial, historical and cultural center of Chuvashia, located in the center of the European part of Russia, in the heart of the Volga- Vyatka region. The republic is not large, but is one of the most densely populated regions in the Russian Federation, with a total population of 1.35 million people. It is one of the main ancient ports of the Volga River and its foundation goes back to the 14th century. Old monasteries and other cultural monuments reveal its rich history, while woodland sceneries show some of the real treasures of the Russian nature. Another important reason that Cheboksary was chosen to host the Conference is that it is in fact the Russian and former Soviet center of the relay protection scientific research.

The goal of the conference was to summarize and analyze the world experience in development, manufacturing, operation and maintenance of facilities, tools and systems for relay protection and automation of EHV power systems and encourage a dialogue between experts, manufacturers and users in that area.

Several CIGRE study committees were invited to take part in the Conference. This clearly shows the focus of the conference on a wide range of issues related to the protection and control of large electric power systems under different normal, as well as abnormal system conditions. Papers presented over the three working days of the conference covered new and re-discovered theories and practices serving the modern power system protection and control, the impact of IEC 61850 on the design of secondary systems, electric power system simulation methods and their influence on development of power system protection and control. FACTS systems and synchrophasors applications were also discussed, together with protection reliability.

A significant number of papers were also available to the attendees in poster sessions. The exhibition allowed the participants to see new devices and tools and discuss the future trends in the field.

he evening events were an excellent opportunity for networking and establishing contacts with protection and control professionals attending the conference.

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