Distributed Automation VII – Using IEC 61850 in Automation
27 August 2019 – In our final instalment in the series of Electricity Distribution System Automation (DSA), we explore the relevance of IEC 61850 communications capabilities and how this technology can be applied to achieve reliability gains in the performance of the electricity network.
Distributed Automation VI – Smart Grid Automation IEC61499
22 August 2019 – As we explored centralised automation in our previous edition, the key modus operandi of the system is for all remote Intelligent Electronic Devices to report their status and readings to a centralised automation system, where the automation/switching decisi
Distributed Automation V – Centralised vs Decentralised Automation
6 August 2019 –Through our series on implementing the Smart Grid, or electricity Distribution System Automation, we have explored various use cases of Reclosers being deployed to automatically reconfigure the network to isolate faults and restore supply.
Distributed Automation IV – Dealing with Protection Grading
30 July 2019 – In our last article, Distribution Automation III, we explored the quintessential Ring Mode network design configuration and the automation of switching to isolate faults without the use of communications between the devices.
Automation III – Distributed Automation
24 July 2019 - In edition one of our series, we covered the fundamental case of automation of the distribution network – a simple Auto-Changeover Scheme using the voltage sensors on either side of a NOJA Power OSM Recloser and some simple control logic to detect what to do.