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Requirements and Functions of Substation Automation
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Introduction
Substation automation is the cutting edge technology in electrical engineering. It means having an inte llige nt , inte ractive pow e r distribution ne tw ork including : 1. Increased performance and reliability of electrical protection. protection 2. Advanced disturbance and event recording capabilities, aiding in detailed electrical fault analysis.

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3. Display of real time substation information in a control center. 4. Remote switching and advanced supervisory control. control 5. Increased integrity and safety of the electrical power network including advanced interlocking functions. 6. Advanced automation functions like intelligent load-shedding.

Requirements
The ge ne ral re quire me nts for se le cting an automation syste m w hile de signing a ne w substation are : 1. The system should be adaptable to any vendor’s hardware.
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load shedding etc. are the basic variable s re late d w ith substation control and instrume ntation . power factor. control and protection functions are performed in the substation control room. pow e r control. Functioning Bus voltages and frequencies. on-load tap changers are performed by remote command from control room. othe r automatic and se miautomatic controls e tc. e ve nt re porting and re cording. real and reactive power flow. Automatic operation by action of protective relays . The automate d substation functioning can be tre ate d as inte gration of tw o subsyste ms. It should be flexible and easily set up by the user.com: Print web pages. create PDFs 2.printfriendly. transformer loading.5/20/13 PrintFriendly. scanning.com/requirements-and-functions-of-substation-automation 2/3 . automatic tripping. line loading. 3. The various switching actions like auto reclosing of line circuit breakers. operation of sectionalizing switches. The above two systems work in close co-operation with each other. autoreclosers. temperature.com/print/?url=http://electrical-engineering-portal. These panels along with PC aids in automatic operation of various circuit breakers. back-up prote ction. 4. alarm. It should incorporate distributed architecture to minimize wiring. prote ctive signaling. The other sequential operations like load transfer from one bus to another. (b) Protective System The task of prote ctive syste m include s se nsing abnormal condition. fre que ncy control. control systems and PC. tap changers. as discusse d be low : (a) Control System The task of control syste m in a substation include s data colle ction. The relays. primary control in substation is of tw o cate gorie s: 1. Thus. The substation unit should include a computer to store data and pre-process information. protection and control panels are installed in the controlled room. Normal routine operation by operator’s command with the aid of analog and digital control system. etc. 2. The various supervision. annunciation of abnormal condition. voltage control. are also taken care by control center. Most of the above www. sectionalizing switches and other devices during faults and abnormal conditions.

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