Subnet provides substation automation for EPRI project

Sponsored by

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 6, 2012 — Subnet Solutions will take part in the Electric Power Research Institute's secure remote access project. Subnet was asked to participate because of the secure remote substation access solutions it has developed.

In the lab, Subnet works with 22 of the top utilities in North America on secure remote substation access. In its research, EPRI takes into consideration NERC CIP requirements in addition to a utility's agenda, and works with vendors, including Subnet, to provide feedback to develop solutions that meet the needs of today's power grid.

The lab sprawls across three locations in North Carolina, Massachusetts and Tennessee, each of which put to work and test multi-vendor devices from SEL, GE, ABB, Alstrom and other companies.

With such diverse intelligent electronic devices being used, Subnet has set itself apart from others with its ability to support multi-vendor devices. Subnet Substation Server was installed in each of the three locations, allowing EPRI to collect data from various substation devices that use different protocols, such as 61850, DNP and Modbus.

The labs also benefit from the system by collecting fault files and using Subnet software to transfer event files to be stored in a central area, and to collect Synchrophasor data for SEL devices using the SEL proprietary protocol.

Subnet Powersystem Center was installed in the lab's Tennessee facility, providing researchers with remote engineering access to substation devices installed in North Carolina and Massachusetts. The system was also used to process fault files, demonstrating Subnet's ability to work with EPRI as well as utilities to develop the solutions to some of the industry's most pressing issues.

Sponsored by

Get All the Electric Light & Power and POWERGRID International to Your Inbox

Subscribe to Electric Light & Power or POWERGRID International and the email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

Related Articles

Innovative project tests the boundaries of HVAC demand response systems

02/15/2019 Austin-based Pecan Street announced this week that it will conduct the field testing and data management for a $2.9 millio...

Continue the DTECH conversation at Omicron’s Recloser and Distribution Automation Workshop

02/14/2019 I just returned from DistribuTECH in New Orleans and as usual, I came home with all kinds of practical information relatin...

Gridmates, GridX and Extensible Energy win Initiate, a start-up challenge at DistribuTECH

02/11/2019 For the first time in history, DistribuTECH – the largest annual event for the transmission and distribution industry – ho...

G&W Electric integrates Viper-S with GE Multilin R650


If attending DistribuTECH, G&W like to invite you to stop by booth # 11143 to check out G&W’s latest innovations