Lenenergo PJSC and Prosoft-Systems Offer New Digital Substation Class
The training center of Lenenergo PJSC held a presentation for an innovative class called "The Digital Substation". Prosoft-Systems served as the primary technical partner in the preparations for the training simulator and equipped it with modern equipment of substation automation, relay protection and automation, commercial metering, and fault recording systems. Representatives from the company took part in the class opening, detailing the characteristics of the installed devices. Andrey Mayorov, Chief Engineer of PJSC Rosseti, and subject matter specialists from Rosseti's subsidiaries and affiliates, had the opportunity to see the capabilities of the latest power grid developments.
"The Digital Substation" technology class includes eight automated workstations that allow for training in mini groups. In a year, the class will be able to accept up to 320 specialists in the fields of relay protection, substation automation and energy metering, as well as shift electrical technicians and emergency crew teams. The opportunity to acquire skills in operational/technological management of digital equipment and develop specialized software modules will present itself in 2020.
The training class is equipped with devices of all levels available at digital substation, from devices that simulate primary equipment at switchyards, analog/discrete signal converters to automated workstations for shift electrical technicians and engineers for substation automation/relay protection and automation and dispatch center. To meet students' needs, Prosoft-Systems has provided the simulator with a wide assortment of equipment, including ARIS controller series 4208, 4214, 2808, 2203, 2308, and 4810; ARIS EM45 digital electricity meter; RES-3-61850 digital substation fault recorder; ISS-1.3 time synchronization device; Redkit software package and more.
"This training simulator itself is essentially a digital substation," Timur Khusyainov, a product application engineer at Prosoft-Systems, says. "With the help of the SCADA system, you can perform actions here that replicate actions at actual facilities, from issuing operational/technological management commands that record all actions in the event log to piece-by-piece diagnostics of any device. Thanks to this training simulator, substation operational personnel can familiarize themselves with modern digital transformation solutions. What's more, they can also gain real skills in operating equipment installed in both existing and planned digital substations."