Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Devices from multiple vendors for wind power plant substation

24 devices from 9 different product platforms provided by 6 individual vendors (SEL, GE, RuggedCom, Siemens, ZIV, and Team Arteche) have been tested and approved for a crucial CFE substation connecting a wind farm to the grid. Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is Mexico’s national utility and major provider of electric power

Considering the international scope of the La Venta II transmission, protection, and control system CFE decided to use the IEC 61850 standard. IEC 61850 provides methods of developing the best engineering practices for substation protection, integration, control, monitoring, metering, and testing.

Read complete report from SEL [pdf].

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