Design and simulation of fast substation protection in IEC 61850 environments

Alfonso Valdes, Cui Hang, Prosper Panumpabi, Nitin H Vaidya, Chris Drew, Dimitry Ischenko

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Abstract

The IEC 61850 protocol suite provides significant benefits in electrical substation design and enables formal validation of complex device configurations to ensure that design objectives are met. One important benefit is the potential for protective relays to react in a collaborative fashion to an observed fault current. Modern relays are networked cyberphysical devices with embedded systems, capable of sophisticated protection schemes that are not possible on legacy overcurrent relays. However, they may be subject to error or cyber attack. Herein, we introduce the CODEF (Collaborative Defense) project examining distributed substation protection. Under CODEF, we derive algorithms for distributed protection schemes based on distributed agreement. By leveraging Kirchhoff's laws, we establish that certain fast agreement protocols have important equivalences to linear coding and error correction theory. In parallel, we describe a cyber-physical simulation environment in which these algorithms are being validated with respect to the strict time constraints of substation protection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems, MSCPES 2015 - Held as Part of CPS Week, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479973583
DOIs
StatePublished - May 29 2015
Event2015 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems, MSCPES 2015 - Held as Part of CPS Week - Seattle, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2015 → …

Publication series

Name2015 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems, MSCPES 2015 - Held as Part of CPS Week, Proceedings

Other

Other2015 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems, MSCPES 2015 - Held as Part of CPS Week
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period4/13/15 → …

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Keywords

  • IEC 61850
  • cyber-physical simulation
  • distributed agreement
  • error-correctingcodesI
  • protective relays
  • substation protection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Valdes, A., Hang, C., Panumpabi, P., Vaidya, N. H., Drew, C., & Ischenko, D. (2015). Design and simulation of fast substation protection in IEC 61850 environments. In 2015 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems, MSCPES 2015 - Held as Part of CPS Week, Proceedings [7115402] (2015 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems, MSCPES 2015 - Held as Part of CPS Week, Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MSCPES.2015.7115402