Presentation on theme: "Innovation in Substation Ethernet Networks"— Presentation transcript:
1 Innovation in Substation Ethernet Networks How to Achieve Flexibility by Combining New Protocols and New Hardware Concepts
2 Advantages of Digital Substation & Smart Grid Improved measuring accuracy & performanceIncreased safety & lower environmental impactImproved cost of ownership by elimination of copper wiresSmart GridImproved reliability & efficiencyEnabling of renewables & cleantech appsIncreased consumer engagement
3 The Drivers – Digital Substation and Smart Distribution Grid Communication Requirements & Goals Fully digital high voltage substations and smart distribution grid require robust, reliable, secure and flexible communications infrastructure. Smart Grid implies replacement of analogue signals, large amount of copper wires and legacy systems by transition to digital data transmission over standard Ethernet and IP communications. The long term goal is to reduce costs while increasing efficiency by migrating all operational services and mission-critical applications to use a unified all-IP communications network.
4 The Challenge - Need for Flexibility in Substation Ethernet Networks Move the Utility communications network to make digital substations and smart distribution grid real, without:Making current operating capital investments obsoleteA massive investment in new technology, procedures and trainingExpanding physical facilities.
5 The Challenge - Evolution Path From the Legacy Environment to the Future The SolutionIntroduce new technology that provides utilities with a simple, cost-effective evolutionary path.This technology should allow customers to handle higher data rates, adopt new standards and meet new regulatory requirements;Gracefully, in a deliberate, controlled mannerWithout massive “forklift upgrades”Without battles for rate increasesSolution must be flexible, future-proof, robust, with a low-cost of ownership, high-density and handle gigabit speed.
6 Reliability – Extremely Rugged Hardware and Resilient Software Utility Grade Requirements – a standard of todayFully IEC CompliantIEEE 1613 Class 2 performanceNo mechanical rotating partsExtended operating temperature: -40 to +85°CHigh reliability: MTBF > 1,000,000 hoursHigh availability: > %Immunity to extreme EMIImmunity to extreme environmental conditionsGuaranteed Zero-packet-lossCut-through, low latency, bumpless redundancy
7 Flexibility – Future-proof, Modular, Field Upgradable, Third-party APPS Ready Utility Grade Requirements – Recommendation for the futurePowerful Gigabit cut-through switching fabricHigh density, modular design, field upgradability or/and hot-swappabilityUniversal module design to allow increased processing capacity or upgrades to future hardware/software interfacesInterchangeability of modules between members of same product platformApplication processing capability with programming APIRich set of legacy interfaces – serial, timing IOs, etc.Rich set of L2, L3 protocols and software featuresEmbedded cyber security features
8 IEEE1588 Precision Time Sync IEEE 1588 v2 precision timing protocol over EthernetSynchronize substation IEDs to sub microsecond accuracyAccurate time stamping of system events and dataMigration strategy by deploying IEEE1588 capable network and doing local conversion to legacy timing protocols such as IRIG-B or PPSCritical future applications such as Synhcrophasors or Process Bus that require precision time syncSubstation LAN (Ethernet)
9 Enhanced Redundancy High Availability Ethernet: IEC 62439 Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP)Guaranteed Zero-Packet-Loss™ for any single point of failureHSR/PRP included in IEC for mission critical substation networks
10 RUGGEDCOM Most Comprehensive Solution RUGGEDCOM RSG2488The RSG2488 is innovation in the field of utility grade switching in a robust, cost-effective 1U form factor.The RSG2488 offers28 non-blocking 1Gig ports100M & Gig ports can be mixed (granularity = 2)Fiber & copper can be mixed (granularity = 2)IEEE1588 (PTP) GM, BC, TC, OCLegacy timing IO interfaces (GPS, IRIG-B, PPS)Increased Network AvailabilityReduced Sparing CostsMinimal Time To RepairLowest Overall Cost Of Ownership
11 RUGGEDCOM Most Comprehensive Solution RX1500 Multi-Service PlatformModular Layer 2 and Layer 3 Switch and RouterField replaceable modules, hot-swap power suppliesInterchangeable modules between all different RX15xx product familyHigh immunity and emissions ratingsWAN – T1/E1, EVDO, HSPA, Frame Relay, PPPRouting – OSPF, BGP, RIP, VRRP, MPLSSerial Server – RS232 / 422 / 485Application Processing EngineWide selection of port interfaces including M12
12 Smart Grid Apps 3rd Party Applications: Utilities System Integrators Engineering FirmsConsultantsRUGGEDCOM APE Line ModuleIntel Atom E6601GB DDR2 (up to 2GB supported)8GB SATA (up to 16GB supported)
13 Conclusions – Innovation to Achieve Flexibility for Utility Communications Highly reliable rugged hardware for utility environmentsFlexible, modular, field upgradable and hot-swap designSecurity against cyber attackSystem wide time synchronization ( < 1us)Superior redundancy with guaranteed zero-packet-lossSupport for advanced and critical applications (e.g. Synchrophasors, Process Bus, Teleprotection, Line Differential)Support for IEC 61850, SCADA, DA, AMI and Mobile WorkforceSupport for L3 protocols and multiple WAN interfacesSupport for Legacy interfacesMedia conversion and protocol translationApplication processing engine
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