Substation Automation is an integration of various protections, control and data acquisition functions on an automated platform with minimal number of units to reduce the operating costs, lessen the control panel and room space, and to eliminate redundant equipment. The automation functions and applications ranging from supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and alarm processing to integrated voltage variation control, metering to record information generated by substation devices in order to optimize the management of assets and enhance operation and maintenance efficiencies with minimal human intervention.
Power transmission substations are very often unmanned and can be physically distributed over quite a large area. They usually not only contain the high voltage level but also the sub-transmission and distribution as well. It is essential to have a common substation automation system for all voltage level that can provide reliable remote connection for operational purposes and to have a fast and secure remote access to data for incident analysis.
Distributed infrastructure makes specific requirements of protection and management systems, which must deliver local performance to remote sites while collating information into centralized management systems.
Distribution of delivered power is a critical component of heavy industry, and local substations require the same degree of automation and management as those run by the utility, with the possibility of additional, industry-specific, demands
Alternative sources of electrical energy are being harnessed around the world to face the challenges of the 21st century, but new sources of power require new levels of protection and control to ensure smooth integration with existing supplies
Hydroelectric, solar, wind, and wave, comprise the best known renewables, but biomass, tidal and geothermal are all increasing their contribution to global supplies, and all alternatives present individual challenges to the protection and management of electrical systems.Where electrical grids were designed around a handful of generating stations they are now being crisscrossed with energy sources, many of which are unable to guarantee a consistent supply thanks to the vagaries of the weather.
Protection and management becomes more important as the grid becomes more complicated, and feeds from renewable sources increase the complexity hugely. Our experience with just about all forms of energy generation enables us to help design, and implement, protection schemes tailored for the most-innovative of generating technologies.
Hookstick Automation is proud to be helping companies to create electricity from renewable, and sustainable, sources, and doing so without compromising on safety or manageability. Our Service offerings are protecting, and managing, numerous alternative energy power stations, keeping the electricity flowing from any, and every, available source
Substation automation tools is a suite of software solutions that enables simple and intuitive configuration, integration, testing and management of multi-vendor, IEC 61850-based substation automation systems. Our Service offerings includes all Automation system available in the markets.
Tools: PCM600, DIGSI, AGILE, etc.