Coupled by the industry drive towards improved reliability and interoperability (open standards) of the power system, the renewed focus on protection, automation and control is required. One possible future direction for protection, automation, and control systems is Centralized Protection and Control (CPC). First part is based on the IEEE PES PSRC K15 report “Centralized Substation Protection and Control”. The majority of the discussion in the presentation is on the realities of using CPC: architecture, reliability, testing, and maintenance of the system. Also covered are several applications based on CPC systems. Furthermore, the emerging Asset Monitoring and Diagnosis (M&D) applications will also be discussed as a part of new protection IEDs (Intelligent Electronic Devices).
Dr. Mital Kanabar is a Senior R&D-Applications Engineering Manager at General Electric (GE)- Grid IQ center, Canada; and adjunct Professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada. He received his Ph.D. from University of Western Ontario, Canada; and M.Tech. from IIT Bombay. Mital has 8 years of industrial R&D experience. He is an active member/contributor of many technical working groups at IEEE PSRC, CIGRE, NASPI, and IEC. Mital holds 7 international patents, and author of 40 journal/conference papers and 3 magazine articles.