COURSE NAME:Electric utility SCADA distribution Automation (EE014)


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In recent years, electric utilities have embraced substation automation as much as any T&D automation technology. 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.

This training course is SCADA  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.



Upon completion of this course, the participant shall be able to;

  • 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.


Day 1: Introduction to Automation


  • Substation Integration and Automation Levels
  • Integration versus Automation
  • Communication Paths From Substation
  • Enterprise Interoperability
  • System Architecture
  • Data Acquisition and Control Level
  • Information Infrastructure Level
  • Substation Host Processor


Day 2: SCADA System Architectures

  • Data Acquisition, Supervisory Control and Data Exchange
  • Historical Information System
  • Power Applications (only those changed by RTOs/ISOs)
  • User Interface
  • Supporting Software
  • Hardware Configurations


Day 3: SCADA Integration with Other Systems and Maintenance

  • Functions Performed
  • Interfacing Different Systems
  • Principles of Systems Architecture
  • System Constraints
  • Implementation Considerations

Day 4: What Would Substation SCADA Look Like?

  • Distributed LAN Configuration
  • Design Issues for Consideration
  • Equipment Photographs
  • SA Training Simulator (SATS)


Day 5: Substation Functions

  • Automatic Load Restoration
  • Adaptive Relaying
  • Remote Controlled Fuse Saving
  • Equipment Condition Monitoring




This course is designed for engineering project managers, engineers, and technicians from utilities who have built or are considering building or retrofitting substations or distribution systems with SCADA and substation integration and automation equipment.

  • 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
  • Substation protection & control engineers & technologists


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