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Power distribution systems are undergoing a major evolution with distributed generation from renewables gaining ground as part of the energy mix. Energy demand is continually rising and so is the demand for higher reliability and availability of energy supply. This change calls for increasing the level and degree of automation in today’s distribution networks. To meet these requirements, ABB offers a unique and future-proof, advanced fault location solution with unequaled accuracy for optimal fault management.

IEC 61850 based OPC UA communication-The future of smart grid automation
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Within this contribution, we outline the use of the new automation standards family OPC Unified Architecture (IEC 62541) in scope with the IEC 61850 field automation standard. The IEC 61850 provides both an abstract data model and an abstract communication interface

Active Consumers in Smart Grid Systems-Applications of the Building Automation Technologies.
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The Building Automation Systems (BAS) fulfil an increasingly important role in buildings, especially commercial and public buildings. They are an essential element of the building management systems (BMS) organization, integrating all building infrastructure subsystems

Economic evaluation of distribution grid automation systems Case study in a rural German LV- grid
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ABSTRACT The German Energiewende poses new challenges for grid operators. Smart Grid systems can be used to avoid the costly expansion of the grid capacity. The present paper illustrates an exemplary investigation of the resulting economic advantage in

A Fixed-Structure Learning Automation Solution to the Quality Aware Application Service Configuration in a Grid Environment.
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The significant advancements in grid computing provide a promising platform for parallel and distributed systems. However, achieving acceptable application performance in the grid environment remains a difficult engineering challenge. In particular, a class of applications

SysGRID: IEC 61850 and IEC 61499 Standard Based Engineering Tool for Smart Grid Automation Design.
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Abstract The so called Smart Grid is said to be distributed in nature with an accompanying control architecture which is made up of a heterogeneous network of controllers communicating in a peer-to-peer manner. The paper proposes a novel computer-aided

Distribution substation automation in smart grid
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In North America the transmission substations have often been automated by the installation of Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), connected to a central EMS/SCADA system, with hard wired I/O in the substation and very little automation applications running in the substation to

Distribution automation for back-feed network power restoration emerges as a key smart grid technology
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One of the key characteristics of the much-discussed Smart Grid refers to electric power systems that enhance grid reliability and efficiency by automatically anticipating and responding to system disturbances. To achieve Smart Grid status at the power distribution

The use of power restoration systems for automation of medium voltage distribution grid
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The article presents assumptions, characteristics and conclusions of functional tests of a pilot implementation of a power restoration system in one of the Distribution System Operators. The main objective of conducted and described tests was to verify scenarios

State identification methods for MV- grid automation with special regard to LV-interconnections
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The utilization of power systems in Germany has changed considerably due to a fundamental shift in the variety of power generation during the last years. Since most of the renewable power plants are connected on distribution level, these grids are affected

Software architecture and design methodology for distributed agent-based automation of Smart Grid
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A Smart Grid is a complex energy infrastructure managing distributed renewable energy generation, storage, transmission, distribution and consumption. The Smart Grid allows for bi- directional flow of energy, enabling consumers to sell excess energy back to the grid . To

Protection Control Automation and Integration for Off- Grid Solar-Powered Microgrids in Mexico
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Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), the national Mexican electric utility, launched the White Flag Program (Programa Bandera Blanca) with the objective of providing electricity to rural communities with more than 100 inhabitants. In 201 CFE launched two projects to

Automation for cryo-TEM: from Specimen Grid to 3D Map
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Cryo-electron microscopy is becoming an increasingly powerful tool for solving the structure of protein complexes and has the potential to address problems that cannot be solved using other methods. The field however suffers from several major disadvantages related to the

Enel smart infrastructure for the remote control and automation of LV grid
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In the last years the grow of Distributed Generation systems has allowed the changeover from a passive to an active Low Voltage grid . This new configuration of LV grid needs the use of smart grid devices able to improve the grid management and the quality of service

The role of virtualization in a smart- grid enabled substation automation system
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In order for an aging power utility to exploit the benefits of smart grid technologies in a modern Substation Automation System, the need for rugged computing platforms with faster processors and an increase in reliable storage capacity is essential. The performance

Internet of Things for Smart Grid Automation
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The internet of things (IoT) is applied to many areas due to wide area connectivity and massive amount of information processing capability. It can be applied to the smart grid for sensing, monitoring and controlling the grid state information. The IoT enabled sensors are

Python Scripting for Gluing CFD Applications: A Case Study Demonstrating Automation of Grid Generation, Parameter Variation, Flow Simulation, Analysis, and
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One of the simplest yet most useful applications of scripting is the automation of manual interaction with the computer. Here, it means running programs for mesh generation, flow simulation, post processing analysis, and plotting, and doing it over a complex matrix of

Evaluation of representative smart grid investment grant project technologies: Distribution automation
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As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 200 the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) provided Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) funding to 99 award recipients totaling $3.4 Billion . Coupled with

Smart grid deployment planning: Case study covering a Brazilian feeder in automation process
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ABSTRACT A Smart Grid is able to process information of producers and consumers of energy using data aggregators and smart meters. This paper proposes a system which assists in the positioning of these devices in order to provide coverage and good

IEC 61850-BASED WLAN PEER-TO-PEER FEEDER PROTECTION IMPROVEMENT IN SMART GRID SUBSTATION AUTOMATION SYSTEM.
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The development of a computational platform of a communication network for an automation system using the precepts of IEC 61850 has become a great trend in substation automation systems (SASs) research. Recent developments in wireless communication technologies

Use of multi-variate-data-analysis, fast algorithms and grid automation in modeFrontier for multi-objective optimization
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Performing a system optimization that involves a large number of design variables and computationally expensive analysis is possible but not always practically feasible. As a solution, the optimization process can be made more efficient if the designers can analyze




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