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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 11 Issue 9
Electronic maps are not only a replacement for the paper maps seen at most distribution control centers; more importantly, they represent the beginning of a transformation in the roles and responsibilities of system operators.
Taking the initiative to move future technology into the present, the city of Naperville in 2005 began implementing the first IEC 61850 substation while many U.S. utilities were still reviewing and familiarizing themselves with the new standard.
A good substation network invites rather than inhibits growth in automation. Effective network strategies make each successive substation automation project easier to implement, building on an evolutionary plan and avoiding self-imposed barriers to functional or capacity expansion.
In October, Utility Automation & Engineering T&D spoke with Pete Ivey, vice president of Southern Company Transmission Design and Construction, about the when, where, why and how of new substations in their region.
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