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posted Sep 14, 2010, 11:51 PM by ema-1 ema-1
September 2010

Towards Intelligent Smart Grid Devices with IEC 61850 Interoperability and IEC 61499 Open Control Architecture

Valeriy Vyatkin, Senior Member, IEEE, Gulnara Zhabelova, non-member, Neil Higgins, Member, IEEE, Karlheinz Schwarz, Member, IEEE and Nirmal-Kumar C Nair, Member, IEEE

Abstract: "In this paper we report on developments and experiments conducted to prove the feasibility of using decentralized multi-agent control logic in the automation of power distribution networks. The utility network is modelled as communicating logical nodes following IEC 61850 standard’s architecture, implemented by means of IEC 61499 distributed automation architecture. The system is simulated in an IEC 61499 execution environment combined with Matlab and proven to achieve simple fault location and power restoration goals through collaborative behaviour and interoperable devices."

IEEE CONFERENCE ON TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION, NEW ORLEANS, APRIL, 2010 [pdf]

Standards-enabled Smart Grid for the Future EnergyWeb

Valeriy Vyatkin, Senior Member, IEEE, Gulnara Zhabelova, non-member, Neil Higgins, Member, IEEE, Mihaela Ulieru, Senior Member, IEEE, Karlheinz Schwarz, Member, IEEE and Nirmal-Kumar C Nair, Member, IEEE

Abstract: "An intelligent control architecture for the Smart Grid is proposed which combines two recently developed industrial standards. The utility network is modelled as IEC 61850-compliant logical nodes, embedded in an IEC 61499 distributed automation framework. We make the case that an incremental approach is required for the transition to the future EnergyWeb by bringing intelligence down to the level of substation automation devices to enrich the applications that can be created using interoperable Smart Grid devices. Using Matlab-based simulation environment we demonstrate that the collaborative environment achieves self-healing through simple fault location and power restoration"

V. Vyatkin is with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland
G. Zhabelova is a Master of Engineering student at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland
N. Nair is with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland,


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