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Substation automation represents one of the basis of the Smart Grids definition, as a key point on controlling the HV network, hence the complete grid stability. Grid automation evolved immensely in the past decade, from the old centralized RTUs based on big I/O quantities to the newest distributed IEC61850 systems which definitively introduce IP technology on the substations. Solutions are designed for both, new substations and retrofitting projects; i.e, projects where old substation automation systems should be connected to newer control centers with IEC60870 5–104 or DNP3.0 over TCP, or where new IEDs should be added (like IEC61850 protection relays).
Once the transmission and HV distribution grids are automated, the next step to improve the grid performances and reduce dramatically the outages, is the medium voltage distribution grid automation, with levels ranging from 33kV to 6kV. The challenge is to find solutions adapted to more remote places, which should use communications networks with heterogeneous medias and lower performances (bandwidth, safety and reliability) compared to the ones used in the high voltage substations.