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Newsletter No. 37 | 2016   

Efacec Automation deploys IEC 61850 Automation System for EDELNOR in Peru


Last August, Efacec has successfully concluded the implementation of a substation control, protection and monitoring system for EDELNOR, at its Malvinas transmission substation. This November, EDELNOR has promoted a solemn opening ceremony that was honoured with the presence of managers and R&D engineers from several companies, including Efacec engineers involved in this project.

The project included configuration, installation and commissioning of a complete Automation System, that integrates Efacec automation product families, such as station server units UC 500E, bay control units BCU 500, as well as protection relays from third parties, namely from Siemens and SEL. The integration of all equipment at the field level is carried out according to the latest edition of the IEC 61850 standard, and communication with remote SCADA according to IEC standard protocol.

This new substation, located in Lima, aims to satisfy registered growth of electrical energy demand in the capital, as well as to improve the reliability and efficiency of the national HV grid and associated substations. Due to its location, the substation topology is based on gas-insulated switchgear solutions, allowing to reduce the substation switchyard dimensions, as well to decrease the environmental impact.

Efacec is very pleased with this sign of Edelnor’s long-term trust towards automation solutions and engineering skills. Efacec has implemented several substation automation systems in the past, and currently is working on new projects. Namely at the distribution substations of 60/20/10 kV. At the Comas substation, site acceptance tests were concluded, and the Filadelfia substation with GIS technology, is under development at the Efacec factory in Portugal.

Control room of Malvinas substation
EDELNOR and Efacec engineers at the inauguration ceremony