The objective of the book is to fill a knowledge gap by covering the topic of substation automation by a team of authors, with academic and industry backgrounds. Understanding substation automation concepts and practical solutions requires knowledge in vastly diverse areas, such as primary and secondary equipment, computers, communications, fiber optic sensors, signal processing, and general information technology not generally taught in a power curricula but taught as independent subjects. At the same time, utility practice dictates how substation automation designs may be laid out and deployed. To design such a system one also requires knowledge about existing standards for data exchange, as well as test methods for evaluation of solutions.
This book is designed to meet the educational needs of undergraduate and graduate power majors, as well as to serve as a reference to professionals who need to know about substation automation because of fast changing technology expertise needed in their careers. To meet the wide range of interests and needs, the book covers diverse aspects of substation automation, allowing instructors to select the best combination of chapters to meet their specific educational needs.
Describes substation equipment, configurations, functions and layoutsProvides the most importatn automation applications related to fault clearing, switching and control, and monitoringCovers the information technology issues such as data transfers, standards, and design specifications