Substation digitalization products,
for stronger and more flexible power grids

The world is changing faster than the power grid can handle

The power grid is struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of change in the world. Gridoperators are working hard to expand and optimize their grid, but they are facing challenges due to a lack of skilled human resources and insufficient digitalization of substations and processes. To create great grids again, we need to redefine the substation.

The challenge is clear. Large scale adoption of renewable energy brings power grids to their limits. And even more renewable energy is a must to meet decarbonization goals and limit global warming.

So, grid expansion and better insight in the status of the grid are critical. A digital grid is a stronger grid. A software-defined grid is more flexible. Accelerate and become future proof by building digital software-defined substations.

Pace of grid expansions impeded by shortages in labor, materials and space

In such a situation, it is essential for system operators to adopt IEC 61850 compliant engineering processes and products to their full extent. This will support the increasing demand for cross-vendor interoperability, while reducing the total amount of materials needed by starting digitization as close as possible to the primary process.

Digitization at the source increases interoperability, flexibility, and results in better support for automated testing.

Volatile energy sources require real-time insight and operations to fully utilize the existing  grid

Optimizing grid utilization is the quickest and most convenient way to effectively increase grid capacity. Real time insight in energy flows and advanced (power quality) measurements provide the information needed for system operators to start exploiting hidden capacity.

Digitization of all primary process data and edge processing is the first step for system operators to utilize all available capacity in real-time.

digitize

primary installation

centralize & virtualize

secondary installation

virtual applications

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Whether for new build or retrofit, digitalization starts with simple, accurate and durable process interface products

Current Merging Sensor

  • Protection measurement IEC61850-9-2 / IEC61869-9 Class 1 accuracy
  • Quality measurement IEC61850-9-2 / IEC61869-13 Class 0.2 accuracy
  • Two redundant SFP fiber optic outputs supporting either PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) or HSR (High-availability Seamless Redundancy), and precisely synchronized using utility profile PTP (Precision Time Protocol).
  • USB-C for local configuration. Central configuration and remote configuration via fibre optics connection and virtual Merging Unit application.
  • Power supply connection 24VDC, 48VDC, 110VDC. Wago® connector for easy installation and exchange.
  • Small, robust and easy to install.
  • Lifetime designed to match primary equipment.
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Voltage Merging Sensor

  • Measurements IEC61850-9-2 / IEC61869-9 Class 1 and 0.2 accuracy
  • Wago® connector for easy installation and exchange.
  • Two redundant SFP fiber optic outputs supporting either PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) or HSR (High-availability Seamless Redundancy), and precisely synchronized using utility profile PTP (Precision Time Protocol).
  • USB-C for local configuration. Central configuration and remote configuration via fibre optics connection and virtual Merging Unit application.
  • Power supply connection 24VDC, 48VDC, 110VDC. Wago® connector for easy installation and exchange.
  • Small, robust and easy to install.
  • Lifetime designed to match primary equipment.
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Tested and approved by leading DSOs and TSOs

Grid to great products are not just some concept.
It’s a proven solution already in use in five countries.

Aurelien Watare
Arjan Stam
RTE is exploring the potential of Grid to great solutions as an alternative solution to the classic SAMU. The flexibility, interoperability and longevity of the solution offer significant advantages. Together, we are committed to realize our joint vision of a software-defined substation, a testament to our constructive and forward-looking partnership.
At Alliander, we believe that accurate and near real-time process data enables us to manage our grid more flexibly and in an autonomous manner. Digitization of substations plays a pivotal role in our mission towards more efficient and sustainable operations.

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