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Reference Number NIA_SPEN_1802
Title SIARA - System Integrity and Restorative Actions
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 50%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Other Supporting Data) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 75%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
SP Energy Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 May 2018
End Date 01 August 2019
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £350,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA_SPEN_1802
Objectives Wide Area Protection and Control (WAPC) are deployed to protect the integrity of the power grid or strategic portions of the grid. Unlike conventional (mainly local) protection, WAPC are installed to achieve System Integrity Protection Schemes (SIPS), special protection schemes, Remedial Action Schemes (RAS) or backup protection to conventional protection systems, such as wide area differential protection using synchrophasors. WAPC can be implemented among substations (distributed) or between substations and control centre (centralized). The backbone of the WAPC scheme is networking infrastructure and engine is a protocol to exchange information over Wide Area Network (WAN). The major communication infrastructure considerations for WAPC system are:Highspeed message delivery (short delays over WAN);Network bandwidth requirement (i.e. optimum information/dataset and data rate);Cyber security;Availability/Redundancy;Compliance to international standardized protocols. IEC Technical Report (TR) 61850-90-5:2012 provides communication protocol for synchrophasors (Routable- Sampled Values or R-SV) and event-driven GOOSE1 (Routable-GOOSE or R-GOOSE) with embedded cybersecurity into protocol over WAN.SIARA will explore use of high-speed and secure R-GOOSE for WAPC applications, and deploy a piggy-back trial at Strathaven. Project SIARA (System Integrity and Restorative Actions) will explore the feasibility of deploying wide area protection and control (WAPC) in SPT network using routable GOOSE (R-GOOSE). SIARA will aim to explore use of R-GOOSE and partly replicate existing SPT-NGET interconnector control scheme through a piggy back/parallel trial to demonstrate feasibility of use of R-GOOSE over wide area network (WAN) and highlight the communication, time-synchronisation and other infrastructure requirements for future roll-out of R-GOOSE.As the complexity of the existing schemes may need to evolve in future to include analog measurements for power flow calculation in addition to protection and plant statuses, SIARA will also analyse availability and latency aspects of including analog measurements in the controller logic thus providing insight into the reliability of use of analog measurements in future and the resulting impact on time of operation in future schemes.The research component of the project will focus on assessing need of additional WAPC schemes taking into account future changes to SPT network, connected generation, future energy systems and power flow across the boundaries to NGET and SSEN. The aim of this research will be to assess feasibility of deploying WAPC across SPT and extending it into wider network areas to monitor and control under pre-defined system scenarios and perform dynamic system integrity and restorative actions upon onset of cascading events to avoid complete system blackout.Project SIARA is the next step to project VISOR (Visualisation of real-time system dynamics using enhanced monitoring) and project FITNESS (Future Intelligent Transmission Network System) which have already explored the feasibility of wide are monitoring, digital substations and PTP time synchronisation. Project SIARA will be pilot demonstration of wide area protection scheme based on IEC61850-90-5 and R-GOOSE. 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:Table Normal; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Calibri,sans-serif; mso-bidi-font-family:Times New Roman;}
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