IEC 61850 combines the convenience of Ethernet with the performance and security which is essential in substations today.
As a result of over 15 years of active participation of several Schneider Electric experts in IEC and UCA working groups developing this new substation communication technology,and following successful interoperability demonstrations at CIGRE 2004 and many other events, Schneider Electric Automation has been busy adapting its Protection (MiCOM P range) and Control (MiCOM C range) devices to support this new international standard.
The protection relays integrate with the EcoStruxure Substation Operation™ (formerly known as PACiS) substation control systems over the IEC61850 8-1 Substation Bus, thus completing Schneider Electric Automation's offer of the IEC61850 solution for your substation.
Schneider Electric provides solutions that allow the migration from conventional or different legacy substation automation systems to IEC 61850 based SAS. Relays which have already been delivered with UCA2 on Ethernet can be easily upgraded to IEC 61850, while relays that support other communication protocols can be integrated using 'proxy' servers.