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Energies 2017, 10(4), 528; doi:10.3390/en10040528

IEC 61850 Configuration Solution to Distributed Intelligence in Distribution Grid Automation

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School of Electrical Engineering, Shandong University, No. 17923 Jingshi Road, Jinan 250061, Shandong, China
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Research Center of Smart Grids, Shandong University of Technology, No. 12 Zhangzhou Road, Zibo 255049, Shandong, China
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it4power, Chollerstrasse 3, Zug 6300, Switzerland
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Shandong Kehui Power Automation Co. Ltd., No. 16 Sanying Road, Zibo 255087, Shandong, China
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Academic Editors: Antonello Monti and Ferdinanda Ponci
Received: 2 March 2017 / Revised: 28 March 2017 / Accepted: 10 April 2017 / Published: 13 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue ICT for Energy)
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Abstract

To solve the configuration issue when using International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61850 for distributed intelligence in Distribution Automation Systems (DAS), this paper proposes the configuration solution in terms of semantic models and processing methods. Firstly, the special requirements of the DAS configuration are analyzed, consisting of the system boundary of a configuration project, the topology configuration for distributed applications, and the automatic identification of the Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED). The new models of Process, Line, and other elements are then presented based on the System Configuration Language (SCL) to describe the distribution network topology. The planned contents are allocated into a new format of the Configured IED Description (CID) file to realize the distributed applications. A register service is designed, which fulfills the automatic identification of IEDs when they are remotely placed into a DAS. The service checks the configuration status in real-time and automates the whole configuration engineering process. The case study shows that the proposed solution allows an IED to detect the real-time topology and re-establish the data flow configuration with peer IEDs independently from the master station; thus the distributed applications can be performed more autonomously and efficiently. View Full-Text
Keywords: IEC 61850; distribution automation; distributed intelligence; configuration contents; automatic identification of IEDs; data flow configuration IEC 61850; distribution automation; distributed intelligence; configuration contents; automatic identification of IEDs; data flow configuration
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Zhu, Z.; Xu, B.; Brunner, C.; Yip, T.; Chen, Y. IEC 61850 Configuration Solution to Distributed Intelligence in Distribution Grid Automation. Energies 2017, 10, 528.

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