Special Session 5

Special Session 5 Digital and Smart Substation Technology
Organizers Dr Qi Huang,University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Dr Zhenyuan Zhang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Dr Weihao Hu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Dr Jian Li, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Date and Time  24 May 2018, 10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Location  MR310

Upon further evaluation of effective global smart grid architecture, the substation should play an expanded role in the ‘smartness’ of the grid than in the past. The demands for low-carbon and environment friendly production of electric power, highly interactive control and high reliability, drive the digitization of the information and adoption of open standards in substation. With the advanced digital technologies, the design, construction and operation of substation have been profoundly affected, there is not a single component in a substation that has not been enhanced, enriched or augmented by some form of embedded digital technology, making them operate better at higher ratings with higher reliability than ever before. Modern substation design should consider high requirements for reliability, security, interoperability, re-configurability, controllability, maintainability, flexibility, reduced cost and environmental impact, meanwhile considering the real issues in providing equipment (IED’s, Networking equipment, Software applications) and solutions that will enhance the reliability and improve the efficiency of the electrical network. Another challenge for digital and smart substation is the adoption of standardization in communication protocol and systems, e.g. IEC 61850, which are able to focus the R&D to find advantages in areas of intelligence of the networks to provide a true Smart Grid.This special session will bring together researchers and developers from academia, industry and governmental sectors to share and exchange novel ideas, explore the inherent challenges in developing future digital & smart substations, investigate novel designs, explore enabling technologies and share relevant experiences on design, construction, maintenance, operation, protection and control of modern substations.

Topics for the session include, but are not limited to:

  • Design of modern substations
  • Non-conventional instrument transformer and its applications
  • Operation, control and maintenance of digital and smart substations
  • Novel protection technology in digital and smart substation
  • Information technology for modern digital and smart substation
  • Smart IED’s for sensing, measuring and control of network parameters and equipment
  • Cyber physical modelling of digital and smart substation
  • Time synchronization technology
  • Condition monitoring and fault diagnostics of digitized substation automation systems
  • Novel applications of sensor technology in digital and smart substation
  • Interoperable communications networks
  • Cyber security of substation information network
Speaker summary:  will be announced soon