Smart Secondary Substations are key for the digitalization of electric distribution systems. Remote access to MV/LV stations provides monitoring and control capabilities to optimize grid operation. Smart Secondary Substation technologies enable:

  • higher hosting capacities for renewables
  • shorter interruption times
  • predictive maintenance
  • improved system efficiency

AIT supports providers of control solutions with cutting edge digital analytics and control designs, as well as substation vendors and grid operators with component-vendor-neutral designs of cost-effective, secure and interoperable automation systems in secondary substations.

READY-TO-APPLY AIT TECHNOLOGY

  • Phase balancing
  • Reactive power management
  • Coordinated voltage control
  • Topology detection
  • Data analytics

DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

  • Prototyping of substation applications
  • Simulation-based developments
  • Full laboratory characterization of all substation components

VENDOR-INDEPENDENT REFERENCE DESIGNS

  • Design support for modular, interoperable and efficient substations
  • Interchangeable component selection
  • Functionality validation & Interoperability testing

IT SECURITY SUPPORT

  • Risk and impact assessment
  • Best practice security solutions
  • Cyber security testing

TRAINING AND SEMINARS

  • Hands-on experience for MV/LV OLTCs and automated switchgear and associated protocols (IEC 60870-5-104, Modbus, IEC 61850, OPC UA, CIM, USEF and others)
  • Increase hosting capacity for renewables and electric mobility
  • Control features of inverters and battery storage
  • Cyber security assessment and controls