IEEE Standard Test Method for Use in the Evaluation of Message Communications Between Intelligent Electronic Devices in an Integrated Substation Protection, Control and Data Acquisition System
A standard test method, including evaluation criteria and performance measures, test scenarios for communication between intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) that implement substation integrated protection, control, and data acquisition is defined. Test scenarios are used to describe what data is exchanged between IEDs to perform a specified function that may be distributed between IEDs. All test scenarios use a standard Unified Modeling Language (UML) and a core reference model to build out an implementation.
This standard will define standard communication test scenarios for messages to be exchanged between electrical power substation intelligent electronic devices (IEDS). The scenarios will define message transactions between applications within the substation and between substation IEDs and remotely located applications. The scenarios will not specify the communication protocol required to implement the transactions.
There are currently no standard communication test scenarios for the evaluation of one or more implementation concepts for message communications between substation intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) within a substation or between a substation and remote IEDs. Utilities and vendors will use this standard to evaluate, on a common basis, one or more implementation solutions.