Technical brochure
TB 926 WG B5.64

Methods for Specification of Functional Requirements of Protection, Automation and Control

Protection, Automation, and Control systems for the power industry are currently developed following a well-defined engineering process. Many international standards and proprietary methods are available to this process, using advanced tools to support their development. Despite this status, a recent survey conducted by CIGRE Task Force TF B5.02 identified a lack of support of advanced methods for the primary user to specify the functional requirements for these systems, requiring the knowledge of technologies used for their implementation. This is particularly difficult considering the highly specialized knowledge needed to develop systems based on IEC 61850 and other PAC standards.

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Protection and automation

This Technical Brochure has been created by a Working Group from the CIGRE Protection and automation Study Committee which is one of CIGRE's 16 domains of work.
The scope of the Committee covers the principles, design, application and management of power system protection, substation control, automation, monitoring, recording and metering – including associated internal and external communications and interfacing for remote control and monitoring.

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