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Interoperability SCADA for Advanced

Protection and Control

IEC 61850 is the new international standard for

communication in substations. It enables integration of all
protection, control, measurement and monitoring functions
within a substation, and additionally provides the means for
high-speed substation protection applications, interlocking
and intertripping.
It combines the convenience of Ethernet with the
performance and security which is essential in substations

HMI Gateway


Fast Ethernet IEC 61850


MiCOM relays


RS 485

MiCOM relays


RS 485

MiCOM relays

As a result of 10 years of active

participation of several AREVA
experts in IEC and UCA working
groups developing this new
substation communication
technology, and following successful
interoperability demonstrations at
CIGRE 2004 and many other
events, AREVA T&D Automation
has been developping a full range
of state of the art IEDs and software
components that can be packaged
into scalable PACiS solutions.

MiCOM relays


> MiCOM P: Protection Relays communicating simultaneously with the station bus (IEC 61850-8-1) and
process bus (IEC 61850-9-2).
> MiCOM C: Bay Computers providing versatile automation and proxy features.
> MiCOM H: Hardened Ethernet Switches capable to switchover transparently a redundant network
within less than 1 ms.
> CVCOM: Merging Units connected to conventional and non conventional instrument transformers.

Customer benefits
Cost effective solution
due to reduced inter-wiring
Flexible programming
allowing relays and new
protection functions to be
added without affecting
physical wiring
No external protocol
converters are required



> Human Machine Interface and Substation Gateway: e-terracontrol, PACiS OI, PACiS GTW.
> Engineering tools: PACiS SCE, PACiS SMT, MiCOM S1.

MiCOM, e-terra and PACiS

working in harmony

> High Speed Data Exchange

Ethernet links operating at 100 Mbit/s exchange polled
data and commands between devices at a far faster
rate than traditional serial/ fieldbus protocols. Clients
(master stations) can perform supervisory control with
negligible delay.
Client-Server replaces Master-Slave communications
and allows simultaneous access of several clients to
the same server.
> Peer-to-Peer Communication
Since all Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) within
the substation can communicate with each other using
reliable high-speed peer-to-peer communications,
extensive hardwiring in equipment bays is eliminated
and the cost of implementing advanced distributed
protection and control schemes is significantly
reduced. Generic Substation Event (GSE) messages
can be used for interlocking, disturbance recording
cross-triggering, breaker failure protection tripping,
directional comparison bus protection and many other
advanced applications.
> Process Bus Interface
Analog interface units (or Merging Units) located in the
substation yard interface with conventional or nonconventional instrument transformers and send the
sampled current and voltage values over fiber, thus
significantly reducing (actually eliminating) the copper
wires between the substation primary equipment and
the protection, control and measuring devices.
> Standard Bay Schemes
Economies of scale will result where standard
protection and control bay schemes are engineered.
The exact customising of the scheme to suit the
application is achieved in software, using GSE logic.
> True Interoperability
The self-descriptive nature of IEC 61850-compatible
IEDs means that system integration and
commissioning is easier.
Standardised data classes and services mean
IEC 61850-enabled MiCOM IEDs can operate
seamlessly in multi-vendor environments.
> Uniformity
One protocol is all that is needed in the substation.
Costly gateways and split path communications are
thus avoided.
Peer-to-peer messages, control commands,
disturbance files transfer or event driven reports are
interleaved on a single Substation Bus network.
Multiple clients can be integrated, allowing authorised
operators and engineers to interrogate and control the
substation IEDs.

AREVA T&D Worldwide Contact Centre:
Tel.: +44 (0) 1785 250 070

> Simplified Engineering Process

The Substation Configuration Language defined in the
standard represents a leap in the engineering process
related to any type of substation automation application.
It is based on a standardized abstract object model
that allows the development of substation specification,
configuration, analysis and testing tools

The IEC 61850 interface of the MiCOM P range relays
initially provides the following capabilities:
> Object model covering IED measurements,
protection, control and recording functions.
> GSE : High-speed Peer-to-Peer Communication.
> Read access to measurements and statuses.
> Generation of reports on changes of measurements.
Measurement reports can be generated when user
defined criteria have been met. This will usually be in
the form of a setting such as percentage change of a
measurement (deadband).
> Direct Control or Select Before Operate (SBO) with
normal or enhanced security.
> Generation of reports on changes of status. Status
reports can be generated by protection events when
user-defined reporting criteria have been met.
> SNTP Time Synchronisation.
> Disturbance Record Extraction.
The MiCOM S1 engineering tool allows configuration
and setting transfers of IEC 61850- enabled
MiCOM IEDs via traditional communication links
or via an Ethernet connection, whether or not an
IEC 61850-based control system is present.
AREVA's e-terracontrol SCADA product provides the
following customer benefits:
> Low cost high capacity full featured SCADA system.
> Support of a wide range of industry standard
> Flexible configuration for expansion and growth.
> Standards based open platform lowering total cost of
> Full Graphics with familiar Microsoft look and feel.
> Versatile highly reliable system that exceeds utility
availability requirements.
> Automatic configuration and restart capabilities.
> Available in standard off-the-shelf or environmentally
hardened Windows Servers.
> Full redundancy support with no single point
of failure.
> Secure operational environment with optional
Kerberos based Authentication, Authorization,
and Audit features.
> Distributed architecture support with remote viewing
and operation.
> Historical data management using widely available
Microsoft SQL Server RDBMS.

Our policy is one of continuous development. Accordingly

the design of our products may change at any time. Whilst
every effort is made to produce up to date literature, this
brochure should only be regarded as a guide and is
intended for information purposes only. Its contents do not
constitute an offer for sale or advise on the application of
any product referred to in it. We cannot be held responsible
for any reliance on any decisions taken on its contents
without specific advice.

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