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Develop technical knowledge in Substation Automation

Develop technical knowledge in Substation Automation

Develop technical knowledge in Substation Automation

Hello Everyone,

I am at a point in my career where I want to develop my technical knowledge for substation automation and probably head toward that. I know that nothing beats practical experience, but I was wondering if there are literature, references, handbooks, websites,..... you can recommend to start and build a solid foundation in substation automation

Thank you in advance

RE: Develop technical knowledge in Substation Automation

Ummm...what are you looking to automate that hasn't already been automated?

Station bus low-tension voltage regulation and control by way of automatic tap changer operation: done.

Automated capacitor switching schemes: done.

Circuit breaker auto-reclosure for transient faults: done.

Remote control of reclosure blocking for "hold-off" / "hot line work order": done.

Remote blocking of feeder low-set relaying for switching purposes: done.

Remote setting of circuit breaker reclosure selections, such as "Station A breaker HL1 reclosure selected undervoltage plus time for circuit A1B while normal UV+T breaker DL1 at station B is out of service": done.

Note. though, that to the best of my knowledge these have all been developed by existing companies who zealously [jealously?] protect their products and the knowledge of how to implement them; imho seeking employment with one of the big relay manufacturers might be the way to go.

If I'm misreading you, please clarify what you hope to accomplish.


"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." [Proverbs 27:17, NIV]

RE: Develop technical knowledge in Substation Automation

Hi crshears,

I don't want to reinvent automation I just want to learn the basics and develop my knowledge in this field (RTU, Relays, Protocols, Gateways, I/O....)


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