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Course Instructor
John D. McDonald, P.E.
GE Energy
Digital Energy
Director, Technical Strategy & Policy Development
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Welcome and Opening Remarks
 Short Course Overview
 Course Notes PowerPoint Slides and Technical Reference Material
Introduction to Enterprise Level Substation System Integration (ELSSI) and Substation Automation (SA)
 What is an IED?
 What is ELSSI?
 Substation Integration and Automation Levels
 Integration versus Automation
 Communication Paths From Substation
 Enterprise Interoperability
 IEC 61850
Substation Integration and Automation Technical Issues
 System Responsibilities
 Open Systems
- Substation Automation Applicability
- Benefits of Open System Approach
 System Architecture
- Data Acquisition and Control Level
- Information Infrastructure Level
 Substation Host Processor
 Substation Local Area Network
 Control Devices / User Interface
 Communication Interfaces
 One/Common Data Repository
- Reduction in databases
Why Substation Automation?
 Why Needed?
 IED Level Benefits
 Integration Level Benefits
 Automation Functions
 Enterprise Level Functions
 Equipment Conditioning Monitoring
Acquiring Operational and Non-Operational Data from Substation IEDs
 Operational Data
 Non-Operational Data
 Data Paths
 Acquisition of Operational and Non-Operational Data Items
 Enterprise Server for Non-Operational Data
IEC 61850
 What is IEC 61850?
 How was IEC 61850 Developed?
 How is IEC 61850 Different from Current Protocols in Use Today?
 IEC 61850 Architecture for the Future
 Benefits of IEC 61850
 What is Involved in Migrating to IEC 61850?
 Why is IEC 61850 Communication Interface Testing Needed?
SCADA Systems Evolution and Overview
 Evolution From 1830 to Present
 Uses of Supervisory Systems
 System Hardware
 System Software Functions
 Generator Protection
SCADA Integration with Other Systems
 Functions Performed
 Interfacing Different Systems
 Principles of Systems Architecture
SCADA System Implementation and Maintenance
 System Constraints
 Implementation Considerations

Day 2:
What Would Substation SCADA Look Like?
 Distributed LAN Configuration
 Design Issues for Consideration
 Equipment Photographs
 SA Training Simulator (SATS)
Substation Functions
 Automatic Load Restoration
 Adaptive Relaying
 Remote Controlled Fuse Saving
 Equipment Condition Monitoring
Feeder Automation Equipment
 Fault Location, Isolation, and Service Restoration (FISR)
 Other Uses of Automated Switches
 System Components
 Communication Facilities
 Feeder Automation Categories
- Manual
- Semi-Automatic
- Fully Automatic
 Feeder Automation Approaches
- Centralized
- Substation Centered
- Peer-to-Peer
 Training Simulator
 Practical Matters
Feeder Automation Functions
 VAR Dispatch
 Voltage Control (Conservation Voltage Reduction)
 Integrated Volt VAR Control (IVVC)
Communications Issues
 Communication Requirements
 Communication Technologies
 Future Trends
 Solution Providers
Building the Business Case for Integration and Automation
 Evaluation Methodology
 Needs Analysis
 Benefit/Cost Analysis Methodology
 Sample Study Cases
 Levels of Integration and Automation
 Communication Paths From Substation
 New Versus Existing Substations
 Protocol Fundamentals
 Protocol Considerations
 North American SA Projects
 Relevant Standards