IEC 61850 is one of the most widely recognized International Standard for Power System communication. It is the standard used for design of electrical substation automation and is a part of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) reference architecture for power system design.
The system is adopted in most of the substations, Wind energy networks, Hydro Power Plants and other distributed sources due to its seamless interoperability features and flexible architecture. Power utilities in today’s world operate in a more global scenario and require a flexible future proof system that can cope up with the ever changing requirements, technologies and philosophies. IEC 61850 provides them the flexibility they have always desired.
The IEC 61850 substation automation enables integration of all control, protection, monitoring and measurement function inside a substation and it also provides pathway for the high speed substation protection applications, intertripping and interlocking. IEC 61850 substation automation combines the expediency of Ethernet with the security and performance, which is mandatory for substations.
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