Standardization of power system protection settings using IEC 61850 for improved interoperability

Qiteng Hong, Steven Macpherson Blair, Victoria Catterson, Adam Dysko, Campbell Booth, Tahasin Rahman

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Abstract

One of the potential benefits of smart grid development is that data becomes more open and available for use by multiple applications. Many existing protection relays use proprietary formats for storing protection settings. This paper proposes to apply the IEC 61850 data model and System Configuration description Language (SCL), which are formally defined, to represent protection settings. Protection setting files in proprietary formats are parsed using rule-based reasoning, mapped to the IEC 61850 data model, and exported as SCL files.

An important application of using SCL-based protection setting files is to achieve protection setting interoperability, which could bring multiple compelling benefits, such as significantly streamlining the IED configuration process and releasing utilities from being “locked in” to one particular vendor. For this purpose, this paper proposes a uniform configuration process for future IEDs. The challenges involved in the implementation of the proposed approach are discussed and possible solutions are presented.

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityVancouver
Period21/07/1325/07/13

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Interoperability
Standardization
Data structures
Relay protection

Keywords

  • IEC 61850
  • power system protection
  • smart grid

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Hong, Q., Blair, S. M., Catterson, V., Dysko, A., Booth, C., & Rahman, T. (2013). Standardization of power system protection settings using IEC 61850 for improved interoperability. Paper presented at 2013 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Vancouver , United Kingdom.
Hong, Qiteng ; Blair, Steven Macpherson ; Catterson, Victoria ; Dysko, Adam ; Booth, Campbell ; Rahman, Tahasin. / Standardization of power system protection settings using IEC 61850 for improved interoperability. Paper presented at 2013 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Vancouver , United Kingdom.
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2013. Paper presented at 2013 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Vancouver , United Kingdom.

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