Need for Power Automation
Power & energy applications are becoming more and more critical as demands for electricity continue to increase worldwide….! In the past power and control were two separate worlds. However, today, companies understand that in order to optimize their processes and reduce operating costs they need to implement strategies that include both. Power Automation includes Substation Automation, Implementing dynamic load-shedding strategies, Energy Management Systems, Automatic multi source changeover etc.
Substation automation (SA) essentially comprises automated, remote systems for monitoring, controlling and protecting substation equipment and power levels. To ensure the interoperability and interconnectivity of control devices with varying proprietary protocols, The IEC 61850 standard for grid integration and substation automation communications has been established within the power and energy sector.