This two-day Electrical Substation Automation training course is an introduction of state-of-the-art substation automation technologies and their applications in new and retrofitting substations. The course will provide attendees a brief history of automation development in substations, the communications profiles and architectures used within and beyond the substations, and the related automation functions and associated FAT/SAT testing and system integration. The course will be fueled with practical projects applications internationally to demonstrate how a substation automation system is specified, designed, integrated and tested before substation energization.

In recent years, electric utilities have embraced electrical substation automation training as much as any T&D automation technology. A recent research report found that 84 per cent of utilities have active substation automation and integration programs under way. Part of
substation automation’s popularity undoubtedly has to do with the fact that a number of recent utility projects have shown that
substation automation is a technology that can benefit the utility as a whole. Virtually any department that needs information
mined at the substation can obtain benefits from a substation automation implementation

Supervisory control and data acquisition systems — or SCADA systems — have been in place at electric utilities for decades.
SCADA systems, old and new alike, are receiving more attention in recent times as “cybersecurity” of SCADA systems becomes
an issue. The findings of a recent utility industry survey indicate that SCADA cybersecurity is a very real concern, as 20 per cent
of utilties believe that their SCADA systems have already been subjected to outside threats. Compounding the problem of shoring
up electric utility SCADA systems is the fact that different technologies and techniques may be required depending on whether the utility is working to secure a newly installed SCADA system or a legacy SCADA system.

• Introduction to Substation Integration and Automation
• Substation Integration and Automation Technical Issues
• Protocol Standards Industry Activities
• SCADA Systems Evolution and Overview
• SCADA System Architectures
• SCADA Integration with Other Systems
• SCADA System Implementation and Maintenance
• What Would Substation SCADA Look Like?
• Substation Functions
• Feeder Automation Equipment
• Feeder Automation Functions
• Building the Business Case for Integration and Automation

• Gain knowledge of state-of-the-art Substation Automation technologies
• Learn from practice: world applications with detailed case studies
• Learn the levels of integration and automation that can be incorporated into new or existing substations.
• Learn available system architectures, IED characteristics and protocols, and industry standards.
• Learn how SCADA can be designed for integration with other systems.

• Substation operation and planning Managers
• Transmission planning engineers
• Distribution planning engineers
• Substation Design Engineers
• Consulting Engineers
• Automation Engineers & technologists
• Substation network management engineers
• Substation operation/maintenance engineers & technologists

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