Power System Relaying and Control

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In order to keep power systems working effectively and efficiently, resilience is a top priority. Because controls and protection systems are absolutely necessary to any system and as such the field of power system relaying and control is one that is constantly evolving. From state-of-the-art protective devices to monitoring using modern and emerging technologies, power system relaying and control is a field constantly seeing huge advancements.

To help our members keep up with the latest and best thinking in power system relaying and control, IEEE Power & Energy Society has created a number of resources on this subject. Here, we will highlight a few of those resources, as well as the groups within IEEE PES that are working on them.

PES Related Magazine Publications

Shipboard Solid-State Protection: Overview and Applications

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This article provides an overview of low-voltage dc power distribution system protection using solid-state protective devices is presented and how coordination among solid-state circuit breakers is achieved.

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Adaptive Protection System for Microgrids: Protection Practices of a Functional Microgrid System

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This article presents the differential protection scheme of a 4.16-kV campus microgrid at Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Intelligent Monitoring and Inspection of Power Line Components Powered by UAVs and Deep Learning

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Authors: Van Nhan Nguyen, Robert Jenssen, and Davide Roverso

This paper presents a novel automatic autonomous vision-based power line inspection system that uses unmanned aerial vehicle inspection as the main inspection method, optical images as the primary data source, and deep learning as the backbone of the data analysis.

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Technical Reports, Standards, Guides & Working Groups

Channel Performance Considerations for Ethernet Circuits Applied to Teleprotection

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Authors: Ken Fodero (WG Chair), Walter McCannon (Vice Chair), Jay Anderson, Galina Antonova, Marc Benou, Phil Beaumont, Jorg Blumschein, Jeff Brown, Rolland Cooke, Tom Dahlin, Thomas Flanagan, Christopher Huntley, Mike Keating, Craig Palmer, Bruce Pickett, Dan Reckerd, Takaya Shono, Tuan Tran, Solveig Ward

Various protection schemes, e.g. line current differential protection, rely on reliable communications between line terminals, which becomes challenging as power utilities transition from deterministic time-division multiplexed networks to packet-switched technologies, such as Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) or Carrier Ethernet. IEEE Power System Relaying and Control (PSRC) Working Group H32 completed a Report on “Channel Performance Considerations for Ethernet Circuits Applied to Teleprotection.

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Centralized Protection and Control (CPC) within a Substation

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Author: Ratan Das

This presentation is based on the findings of IEEE PSRC Working Group K15's report on state-of-the-art and emerging technologies for centralized protection and control (CPC) within a substation.

Additionally, IEEE PSRC Working Group H45 is currently developing PC37.300, a guide based on this report.

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Coming Soon: IEEE PSRC Working Group H47 Report on Impacts of IEC 61850 Technology on Protection and Control Applications

Quality communication and precise time synchronization are the key requirements for reliable operation of the protection schemes using the IEC 6185-9-2 process bus.

For this reason, IEEE PSRC Working Group H47 is generating a Report on Impacts of IEC 61850 sampled values, GOOSE, and PTP time synchronization on protection and control applications using process bus.

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Additional Groups

This topic is one being worked on by a variety of different groups both inside and outside of IEEE PES.

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