Assessment of precision timing and real-time data networks for digital substation automation

Ingram, David M.E. (2013) Assessment of precision timing and real-time data networks for digital substation automation. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

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This project researched the performance of emerging digital technology for high voltage electricity substations that significantly improves safety for staff and reduces the potential impact on the environment of equipment failure. The experimental evaluation used a scale model of a substation control system that incorporated real substation control and networking equipment with real-time simulation of the power system.

The outcomes confirm that it is possible to implement Ethernet networks in high voltage substations that meet the needs of utilities; however component-level testing of devices is necessary to achieve this. The assessment results have been used to further develop international standards for substation communication and precision timing.

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ID Code: 60892
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Campbell, Duncan A. & Taylor, Richard R.
Keywords: Ethernet, IEC 61850, IEEE 1588, industrial networks, precision time protocol, process bus, protective relaying, smart grid, substation automation, time synchronisation
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 24 Jun 2013 01:02
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 16:11

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