In this sphere, two main types of solution can be differentiated:
IEC 61850 constitutes an international standard which seeks to unify the criteria of all of the agents involved in efficiently managing electrical energy generation, transport and distribution. This standard seeks to maximise the benefits of the latest developments in telecommunications, thus offering solutions to needs arising from energy generation, mainly from renewable sources, and managing it efficiently up to different demand points, within the context of smart grids.
In IEC61850 systems, all of the substation elements are connected to the same Ethernet network, and the traditional master-slave concept is replaced with a Client - Server model. This allows several clients to simultaneously access the same data server, including peer to peer or goose communications, which enable data to be quickly exchanged between units belonging to the same level, the main function being to replace traditional physical wiring to reduce engineering and installation costs.
INGESASTM P+C is the set of equipment and services offered by INGETEAM for controlling, measuring, protecting and automating high- and medium-voltage electrical power plants.
INGESASTM P+C systems allow you to completely control and supervise all of a substation's elements.
INGESASTM P+C supports different architectures and communication protocols, in order to cater for a wide range of applications, third-party devices and substation revamping and expansion projects.
The equipment which forms part of the INGESASTM P+C solution is based on microprocessor technology. Hence, it is able to perform many functions, reducing space costs and cabling.
Information at position level is collected by different INGEPACTM TCP control devices, by measurement equipment or by protection relays (PZ1000, PD300, PL300 o PL70), directly from measurement transformers or by field input cabling. All of the information is gathered into an INGESASTM UCS master element, which is responsible for managing and serving information on statuses, alarms, events, etc. both to the upper levels and to different local and remote supervision or operating consoles.
INGESASTM UCS is also responsible for synchronising all of the equipment, performing automatic operations at substation level, or communicating with other substations or control centres, emulating different telecontrol protocols.
IEC 61850 Remote Input Output module
Feeder control and multifunction protection relay
Meter and recorder power quality