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Communications in IEC 61850 Based Substation Automation Systems

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1 Author(s)
A. Apostolov ; A. P. Apostolov is with AREVA T&D Automation, Los Angeles, CA, USA (

IEC 61850 is the new standard for communications in substations that defines process bus and substation bus communications allowing the development of new distributed applications for protection, control and automation. The paper describes the different communications related to the implementation of the new standard. It also discusses performance requirements for the various substation functions

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2006 Power Systems Conference: Advanced Metering, Protection, Control, Communication, and Distributed Resources

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14-17 March 2006