DS Agile, GE’s Digital Control System, includes customer-inspired evolutions and combines advanced hardware, cutting-edge software and communications capabilities to provide advanced and secured protection, control and automation solutions in digital substations. DS Agile provides features such as integrated condition monitoring for online substation situational awareness, IEC 61850 Ed 2, Parallel Redundant Protocol (PRP) and High Availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR) architecture and full integration with control room network management and smart grid applications. A DS Agile system is also designed to ensure simplified integration into existing cyber security environments.
With support for the latest in advanced substation communications, these interoperable and IEC 61850 Ed2 compliant solutions enable high level availability and reliability of the substation equipment. It also permits full integration with the control room network monitoring and Smart Grid applications such as stability, wide area protection plans, and online condition monitoring.
DS Agile Digital Control System incorporates a new, state-of-the-art user interface that provides holistic and accurate monitoring of the substation for its optimal control, operation and maintenance, maximizing usage while preserving health.
· The DS Agile H38 is a range of standalone Ethernet switches compliant with the IEC 62439-3 Clause-4 PRP protocol, providing redundant, inter-operable, data communication. This redundancy box – ‘RedBox’- also supports the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) according to IEEE 1588 v2, to deliver precise local time synchronization to the IRIG-B port.
· The DS Agile H38 is designed as a metal-enclosed, DIN-rail mounting Ethernet network switch, embedded with the Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) defined by the IEC 62439-3 standard, and compatible with the IEEE 1588 v2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP).
· DS Agile H38 Range
· The H38 switch enables Ethernet-communicating devices to be inter-connected via the PRP in accordance with IEC 62439-3 Clause 4. The devices are connected to the PRP switch by means of RJ45 connectors compliant with 10/100Base-Tx. Three ports are provided for this. Each port detects, independently, the speed of the connected device (10Mbps or 100Mbps) and whether the link is half-duplex or full-duplex. It then automatically adjusts the port configuration to suit. Note that Ethernet copper links are limited in distance and subject to interference.
· PORTS 10/100 BASE-TX COPPER 100 BASE-FX MULTIMODE (PRP) 100 BASE-FX SINGLE MODE (PRP)
· DS Agile H382 3 2(LC) -
· DS Agile H384 3 - 2(LC)
· DS Agile H38x Functional Composition
· The PRP connection uses fiber-optic inter-switch connections. A multi-mode fiber-optic version is available for short distance connections and a single-mode version is available for longer distances. The PRP ports support 100Base-Fx using LC connectors.
· Time Synchronization in DS Agile H38x
· The DS Agile H38x switches support real-time clock synchronization using either PTP, in accordance with IEEE1588 v2, or Network Time Protocol (NTP). A one-pulse-per-second (PPS) signal is generated and displayed via a LED labeled as “Heartbeat” on the display. Time synchronization is available as an NTP service or via IRIG-B.
GE’s MiCOM H Series Ethernet switches use cutting edge redundancy protocols to offer superior network availability and extremely fast reconfiguration in the event of link failure. The MiCOM H Series Ethernet switches use a combination of advanced redundancy protocols and fiber-optic connections to ensure the reliability, availability and dependability of substation communications networks. All this while maintaining the flexibility of being able to be
connected to standard Ethernet networks - ideal for substation refurbishments or upgrades.
The MiCOM H Series switches use either the Dual Homing Star or Self Healing Ring protocols and are available in standalone, embedded and PCI card (for integration into a PC) variants. As part of GE’s Digital Control Systems (DCS), the MiCOM H Series switches are fully compatible
with our protection relays, bay computers and gateways.
· Cutting edge redundancy protocols: the Dual Homing Star or Self Healing Ring
· Flexible connectivity: different port variants are available – copper or fiber (single mode or multi mode) with ST, SC or LC connectors
· Monitoring capabilities: set an alarm to monitor link failure using either the inbuilt watchdog relay (contact) or via communications
· Increased reliability: standalone switches have redundant power supplies
· Suitable for harsh environments: The MiCOM H Series switches are designed to work in harsh environments such as substations
· Superior network availability
· Very fast network reconfiguration
· Easy to install and configure
· Monitoring capabilities
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The C30 controller system is a programmable logic controller for performing substation or bay automation that can also be used for expanding the I/O capability of protection devices and replacing Sequence of Event (SOE) recorders. The C30 provides fast deterministic execution of programmable logic with I/O capabilities far above an average protection relay.
PowerLink™ Connect enables real-time collection and display of electrical infrastructure information, secure operator supervisory control, and efficient management of energy delivery, all using standards-based communications.
PowerLink Connect connects and communicates with energy management and other I/O devices in your facility, bringing together display, control and reporting functions under one easy-to-use interface, providing a dynamic window into your electrical network.
PowerLink Connect is an open, standards-based solution that’s intuitive to configure and easy to own. It’s scalable from smaller point count systems (5,000-10,000) to larger, complex electrical networks with utility control rooms (100,000+ points). With intuitive operations and simplified maintenance, PowerLink Connect enables you to ensure optimal operational and electrical performance.
· Reliable, secure and auditable operations
· Enhanced operational decision making & safety
· Increased productivity & accountability
· Improved operations efficiency
· Extended equipment life
· Lower total cost of ownership
· Reduced configuration & training time
· Reduced downtime & equipment maintenance
· Supports dynamic configuration without system restart
· Consistent control interfaces for different types of equipment
GE’s MiCOM C264 bay controller provides flexibility, reliability and ease of use. A combination of dual redundant fiber optic Ethernet, modular I/O, and an expandable design and extensive library of functions make the C264 the ideal solution for a wide array of applications in substation digital control systems.
Seamless modernization of existing installations
The C264 provides seamless integration with existing substation assets, thanks to its flexible interfaces and native expandability. Its powerful processing, communication and configuration facilities make it the ideal tool for upgrading substation supervision, automation and maintenance.
Innovative real-time automation schemes
MiCOM C264 enables innovative automation schemes thanks to extremely fast (event driven) Programmable Scheme Logic (PSL) and robust Programmable Logic Control (PLC).
The multifunctional capabilities of the C264 optimize system engineering, as fewer devices result in less wiring, training and maintenance.
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Reason H49, GE’s all in one gigabit redundancy solution, has been especially designed for the digital substation, for use on the substation bus and process bus, in a mix of PRP dual star and HSR rings. The 1000Mbps HSR ring allows to transport multiple Sampled Value streams on the same ring, simplifying network topology. In addition, IEEE 1588v2 and Power Profile compliance allow for high precision timing application such as synchrophasor application or sampled value timestamping.
Reason H49 can be used independently, or can be integrated to form a DS Agile system, which is a Digital Control System (DCS) and it is the world’s first DNV/GL fully certified PRP/HSR/IEEE1588/IEC61850-3 device.
Substation hardened, the Multilin™ C650 has been designed to provide control, monitoring, and automation for a wide range of applications including bay control and monitoring in electrical substations. With high-density I/O capable of supporting up to 192 programmable digital inputs, the C650 can also be used to extend the I/O capability of new or existing protection and control relays. With powerful and deterministic programmable logic, advanced communications and metering capabilities ,the C650 is flexible, cost-effective and reliable solution for substation control.
Key Benefits· Flexible and deterministic programmable logic enabling customized substation automation and control schemes
PowerLink Advantage (PLA) from GE Digital Energy is a Human Machine Interface (HMI) solution for high point count requirements providing an up-to-date, live view of the substation in near real-time. The system is designed to perform "Master" functionality to one or more field devices and provides a means to remotely control and obtain data from them. As a local substation HMI, PC-based Small Master Station, PLA aggregates and intelligently presents relevant real-time and historical data in easy to understand, customizable graphical format with features such as alarm and dynamic text displays to increase operator efficiency.
PLA has optional features such as Power Quality and Digital Fault Recording capabilities that can be added to further extend system awareness and provide indispensable information for in-depth analysis and informed decision making. Furthermore, PowerLink Advantage provides additional language support for French, Russian and Spanish user interfaces through available language packs.
· Fast, easy configuration and powerful tools decrease setup and configuration effort
· Centralized monitoring, SCADA control and data collection for greater resource efficiency and fault analysis
· Highly scalable system implementation capabilities with real-time data acquisition and control
· Full integration of data into the utility enterprise, including plant archives and advanced data handling capabilities and analysis
· Centralized on-site and remote access/viewing capabilities
· User interface presentation in multiple languages