Vendor Independent Substation Automation over 5G
BACKGROUNDDigitalisation in critical infrastructures brings with it special challenges and the need for new, reliable solutions. With 5G, the opportunity arises to create local private networks for secure and fast data exchange. In addition to higher security, higher reliability and lower delays, 5G offers a completely new environment for application developers, where software can run dynamically in the cloud or closer to the end user at the "edge" of the network. One of the biggest advantages of edge computing is the ability to run time-critical protection and control applications on-site. This combination of low latency and edge computing capabilities offered by 5G is very attractive for power system protection and control. In this scenario, both centralised and distributed automation architectures are feasible, and a vendor-independent approach can be explored.
This project, together with partners Hitachi Energy, IETV, Ericsson AB, Telia, Metrum and Luleå University of Technology (LTU), will demonstrate vendor-independent substation automation over 5G (VISA /5G) in two scenarios: the LTU 5G testbed and edge computing cluster, and a real Vattenfall substation.
January 2023 - December 2025
Luleå University of Technology
Vattenfall, Hitachi Energy, IETV, Metrum, Telia, Ericsson AB