Project: T163700 #3902

The objective of this project is to develop a comprehensive guide for application of IEC 61850 standard in the design of new substations and an expansion and/or refurbishment of existing substations, and include methodology for quantifying the benefits of the new design attributes.  Besides the technical aspects of IEC 61850 application, the guide should discuss the requirements and methodologies for the new protection and control systems testing, relay settings and maintenance data management and requirements for the protection and control staff training. It should also outline methodology for assessing and quantifying the facility overall life-cycle costs.  The guide should also include a demonstration example of a project which would clearly illustrate both the technical and overall life-cycle cost advantages of the IEC 61850-based substation design as compared to the conventional substation design.