International standard IEC 61850 and its application to Smart Grid

International standard IEC 61850 and its application to Smart Grid

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The aim of this chapter is to give an overview of the international standards IEC 61850 that deals with the communication networks and systems in substations. It should be pointed out that it is not intended to give a rigor treatment of this subject but to highlight its relevance to the development of the Smart Grid concept and to discuss its application to Smart Grid.

Chapter Contents:

  • 6.1 Introduction and historical background
  • 6.2 Aim and objectives of IEC 61850
  • 6.3 The structure of IEC 61850
  • 6.4 The process bus
  • 6.4.1 Practical implementation of the process bus
  • 6.5 Merging unit
  • 6.6 Comprehensive modeling approach of IEC 61850
  • 6.7 Mapping process approach of IEC 61850 to protocols
  • 6.8 IEC 61850 substation configuration language
  • 6.9 IEC 61850 substation architecture
  • 6.10 Smart Grids and IEC 61850
  • 6.10.1 Example of Smart Grid demonstration projects using IEC 61850
  • 6.11 Summary
  • References

Inspec keywords: IEC standards; substations; smart power grids

Other keywords: substations; international standard IEC 61850; smart grid; communication networks

Subjects: Power systems; Substations

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