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ABB
ABB
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator; Testing
ABB
Formed in 1988 (founded in 1883), the ABB Group of companies operates in over 100 countries and employs approximately 150,000 people including 8,000 technologists.  ABB prides itself on its global service provision for customers across multiple industries around the world; we are local everywhere. ABB has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.  As of December 31, 2013, ABB reported $39 billion in revenue.


Substation Automation & Communication
Extensive experience in high-voltage and medium-voltage substations, combined with in-depth expertise in IEC 61850 technology makes ABB a world leading supplier of substation automation, control and protection systems. Building on this sound base, ABB offers complete solutions for smart digital substations.


Digital substation architectures are typically built on a hierarchical structure. The central station level holding station computers and gateways, the distributed bay level holding bay oriented protection and control IEDs and the process level with the primary equipment. To enable complete data exchange between the distributed devices on all hierarchical levels, a reliable communication backbone becomes an important element of the  system architecture.


ABB’s end-to-end offering combines world leading operational communications, automation, protection and control – we energize the digital grid.

http://www.abb.com/substationautomation

Key Products
Turnkey IEC 61850 substation automation systems featuring Relion family protection relays, controllers, and phasor measurement units, 500 series RTUs, MicroSCADA Pro station SCADA, SDM600 station data management and AFS Ethernet switches.
 
AEP
AEP
AEP
Utility
American Electric Power (AEP) ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP's transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP's headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.
 
AMA-SYSTEMS GMBH
AMA-SYSTEMS GMBH
AMA-SYSTEMS
Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator; Consultant; Testing

 

AMA-SYSTEMS GMBH was founded 1976 and had its roots in trading and engineering for industrial automation. Over the years AMA established itself in the Open Communications Standards Market and evolved into a strong player with strategic partners: development of customer-specific software applications for manufacturing processes started in the 1990s and since year 2000 AMA-SYSTEMS has entered the energy market, providing specialized IT services, with software, hardware and solutions.

With almost four decades of experiences, AMA-SYSTEMS today unites outstanding competences in industrial automation, information and communication technologies serving customers in the energy and manufacturing industry as well as in the machine and plant manufacturing realm. At the center of our activity lies the solution of complex technical tasks in operative or productive environments – with flexibility, speed and efficiency deriving from our broad, trans-sectorial know-how.

One particular focus of AMA-SYSTEMS is communication in the energy industry. We provide products and services for the industry standards and protocols IEC 60870-6/ICCP/TASE.2 and IEC 61850 / IEC 61400-25 and support our customers from the HW up to Enterprise Data warehouses. At the core of this business lies the Europe-wide distribution and support of software products of internationally renowned vendors. Based on these products AMA-SYSTEMS offers gateways, tools, trainings, certification and consulting - especially for smart grid technology, conformance tests and software libraries.

 
Black & Veach
Black & Veach
Black & Veach
Consultant
 
Brunel University London
Brunel University London
Brunel University London
University

Brunel Institute of Power Systems (BIPS) is an internationally recognised power systems research group based in BruneL University, London, UK. BIPS currently consists of five academic research and teaching staff, four research fellows, three research associates and over thirty PhD students. In addition BIPS is currently coordinating a major collaborative pan-European FP7 funded R&D project entitled 'High Performance Computing Technologies for Smart Distribution Network Operation (HiPerDNO)'. In addition we are also collaborating with the University of Oxford on a major UK EPSRC funded R&D ICT and Energy Smart Grids research project entitled 'Advanced Dynamic Energy Pricing and Tariffs (ADEPT)'. BIPS is also collaborating on another major national RCUK funded project entitled 'Scenarios for the development of smart grids in the UK'.

BIPS is also collaborating with National Grid in the UK on the following three smaller Smart Grid R&D projects concerning CIM adoption, PMU deployment and on-line stability analysis.

All of the above projects are associated with emerging ICT standards that are required for Smart Grid deployment, such as CIM and IEC61850.

 
Central Power Research Institute
Central Power Research Institute
Central Power Research Institute
Testing

Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) is an autonomous society under Ministry of Power, Government of India. Set up in 1960 by the Government of India,  functions as a centre for applied research in electrical power engineering assisting the  electrical industry in product development, Consultancy and quality assurance. CPRI also serves as an independent authority for testing and certification of power equipment as per National and International standards. CPRI's governing body includes eminent professionals from Industries, Utilities, prestigious Academic and Research Institutions and the Government. 

The officials of CPRI are members of various standardisation committees and corporate members of various bodies/organisation.  CPRI has established state of the art protocol testing laboratory which is unique in its kind in this part of the world and is being catering to its customers to develop, test and certify communication protocol related to Substation Automation and Metering as per National and International standards.

The protocol laboratory of CPRI is equipped with the facility of conformance testing of IEC 61850 compatible devices.  This test facility is accredited by Utility Communication Architecture International Users Group (UCA IUG) as Level - A  which means CPRI is an independent third party laboratory for testing of server devices for IEC 61850 compliance. CPRI is the first and only Institute in this part of the world to get this accreditation status for IEC 61850 conformance testing. 

 
CESI S.p.A
CESI S.p.A
Systems Integrator; Consultant; Testing
CESI offers a range of services matching the new market requirements.
These services cover almost the entire life cycle of the electrical system and in particular they focus on the problems of planning, rationalising and making flexible power transmission and distribution systems, and also on the technological innovations of components, in order to improve the reliability and availability of the electrical network.
 
CISCO Systems
CISCO Systems
CISCO Systems
Vendor (Hardware)

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com

 
Comillas University
Comillas University
University
 
COPADATA
COPADATA
COPADATA
Vendor (Software)
COPA-DATA is an independent manufacturer of software for industrial and energy automation.  Its products are used in the manufacturing and energy industries for the automated control, monitoring and optimization of machines, equipment and power supplies.  COPA-DATA combines a wealth of experience in automation with new opportunities for digital transformation and helps customers put their strategies into practice in an easier, faster and more purposeful way.
 
DNV
DNV GL
DNV
Consultant; Testing

Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. DNV provides classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. It also provides certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. DNV, whose origins go back to 1864, operates globally in more than 100 countries with its 16,000 professionals dedicated to helping their customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

 

In the Energy industry

In DNV we unite the strengths of DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan, and GL Renewables Certification. DNV’s 2,500 energy experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply. We deliver world-renowned testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribu­tion, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our testing, certification and advisory services are delivered independent from each other. Learn more at www.dnv.com/energy.

DNV’s professionals support utilities and manufacturers in the area of intelligent networks and communication such as SCADA EMS/DMS, substation automation, smart metering and data communication. For data communication DNV provides services for the IEC TC57 and IEC TC13 communication standards and models such as IEC 61850, IEC 61400-25, IEC 60870-5, DNP3, IEC 60870-6 (ICCP/Tase.2), Elcom-90, IEC 61968 / IEC 61970 / IEC 62325 (CIM standards) and the smart meter standard DLMS/Cosem. For all these standards DNV provides consultancy, training, test tools such as protocol analyzers, simulators and conformance test facilities and test services such as conformance -, interoperability -, performance and acceptance testing.

 
Duke Energy
Duke Energy
Duke Energy
Utility

Duke Energy makes life better for millions of people every day by providing electric and gas services in a sustainable way – affordable, reliable and clean.

We are one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 35,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas and the Midwest, and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.

 
EnerNex Corporation
EnerNex Corporation
Consultant
 
EPRI
EPRI
Utility

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. conducts research, development and demonstration (RD&D) relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, we bring together scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and the industry to help address challenges in electricity.

Our work spans nearly every area of electricity generation, delivery and use, management and environmental responsibility. We provide both short- and long-term solutions in these research areas for the electricity industry, its customers and society.

 
Florida State University
Florida State Univdersity
Florida State Universtiy
University

Florida State University is conducting research on:

  • Network Security for Transmission and Substation Automation
  • Power grid Wide Area Monitoring Systems (WAMS), and
  • Power grid Wide Area Actionable Systems (WAAS).
 
GDB D.O.O.
GDB D.O.O.
http://www.gdb.si
Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator; Consultant
GDB is a leading regional integrator and a global provider of IT, consulting and other solutions for electric power transmission and distribution companies. GDB helps its customers create value by providing CIM standard based integrations, implementations of control centers, protection and control equipment installations, custom software development and consulting.

GDB is a member of Technology Park Ljubljana (Slovenia), the largest innovation ecosystem for commercialization of knowledge and technology in SE Europe.
 
GE Multilin
GE Multilin
Vendor (Hardware)
 
GridClone
GridClone
GridClone
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Consultant; Testing

GridClone, a Dutch company, was founded with the objective to provide high quality and flexible simulators for IEC 61850 based substation automation and power systems.

With the introduction of IEC 61850 advanced testing tools and simulators will be needed by utilities, system integrators and manufacturers of power system equipment. These tools and simulators will support the verification of the conformity and functionality of the integrated system and its components.

GridClone has professionals that have gained many years of experience in the power system domain, conformance testing of IEC 61850 devices and systems and development of IEC 61850 software test tools.

 
HELINKS LLC
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Hoseo University
Hoseo University
University

The Institute of New Technology of Electrical Energy was established in 1999, whose members are mainly faculty members of The Department of Electrical Engineering and The Department of Digital System and Control Engineering.

Its research area in 2010s covers smart grid or microgrid; especially energy management system with renewable resources and electrical energy storage in collaboration with industrial companies, research institutes and utilities, where the special topics are database migration of national-wide energy management system, real-time economic operation strategy, power system analysis applications for energy management system and power system engineering for smart gird or microgrid design.

 
Ingeteam
http://www.ingeteam.com
Vendor (Hardware); Systems Integrator; Consultant

Ingeteam business is mainly centered on technology of electrical machines, generators and motors, control and power electronics, and application engineering with more than 60 years experience in the electrical sector and over 35 years in the electronics sector. Within the electrical sector Ingeteam designs and manufactures electronic devices for the automation and protection of electrical grids.

 
it4power LLC
it4power LLC
it4power LLC
Consultant
 
JPEmbedded
http://www.jpembedded.eu/en/products/
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)

JPEmbedded's mission and main interest is development of state of the art software and hardware solutions supporting reliable and secure communication in the smart grids. Our most popular products are: IEC 61850 library, IEC 61850 protocol converter, ICCP/TASE.2 library, IEC 60870-5-104 and IEC 60870-5-103 library.

IEC 61850 solutions

IEC 61850 library by JPEmbedded exhibits object-oriented design and is implemented in C ++ language. This hardware platform independent solution, is easy to integrate on any device with or without operating system. Other advantages of our product are its high configurability in terms of functionality and resources used, and very low memory footprint which is especially important for embedded devices. Depending on data model and functionality of the specific device memory usage could be as low as 240kB of Flash and 150kB of RAM.

Our portfolio also includes hardware gateway converting various protocols (Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP,IEC 60870-5-103, IEC 60870-5-104, DNP3, MQTT, Profinet) to IEC 61850.

Implemented features:

  • MMS server.
  • Object oriented data model.
  • Data sets.
  • Reporting (buffered & unbuffered).
  • GOOSE (subscriber & publisher).
  • R-GOOSE (routable GOOSE)
  • Sampled Values (subscriber & publisher).
  • Control Model.
  • Logging.

Contact:  sales@jpembedded.eu, +48 601 088 970

 
Kalki Communication Tech. Private Ltd.
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
University

On October 01, 2009, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded by a merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe. 

KIT bundles the missions of both precursory institutions: A university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with teaching and research tasks and a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association

conducting program-oriented provident research on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation.

 The KIT Energy Center with its 1100 employees is one of the largest energy research centers in Europe. It bundels the energy research activities of the KIT, the merger of the former Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe and reknown cooperation partners. By this, it crosses the lines between disciplines and combines fundamental and applied research in all relevant energies for industry, household, service and mobility.

 
KETOP Testng Research Institute Co., Ltd.
KETOP Lab
KETOP Lab
Testing
KETOP Testing, as a third-party testing institution, is always sticking to “speed, smile and help customers succeed” service principle and devoting to researching on world’s most advanced measurement technology and test method of power system secondary protection equipment, smart micro-grid devices and Electric Vehicle Charging and Battary Swap System to provide authoritative test scheme and service, guaranteeing the quality of products in power system. Meanwhile, under the leadership and guidance of the superior department like AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the P.R.C), CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the P.R.C) and CMIF (China Machinery Industry Federation), KETOP Testing also undertakes the task of product quality supervision and product spot check.
 
Korea Electric Power Corporation
Korea Electric Power Corporation
Utility
 
Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute
Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute
Utility; Testing
 
Korea Testing Laboratory
Korea Testing Laboratory
Korea Testing Laboratory
Testing

The Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL) is a leading testing and certification body in  

Korea established for the purpose of improving industrial technology and global  

competitiveness. KTL has been providing support for the development of testing  

and evaluation technologies and has been helping companies obtain domestic and  

international certifications for more than 48 years.  

Manufacturers, enterprises, and industries are our faithful partners and KTL  visualizes its future through their eyes.  

On the basis of a steady infrastructure that is comprised of a streamlined  research core, reliable manpower, and an efficient organization structure  with a network system among other testing and certification bodies  around the globe, KTL is dedicated to helping our clients strengthen their  competitiveness and extend their markets.  

KTL has evolved into an internationally renowned testing and certification  body that strives to serve our clients with one-stop total services and being  equipped with capabilities that are compatible with global standards along  the way.

 
Kyungnam University
Kyungnam University
Kyungnam University
University
Powersystem Lab of Kyungnam University is studying Power and IT. We are interested in Distribution Automation System, Substation Automation System, and Service Oriented Architecture. In the past, we have developed a fault test algorithm classified Logical Node in substation automation system based on IEC 61850 research. And we have researched information integration technology of powersystem based on webservice. The present, we do develop Smart Distribution Management System in regard to Smart Grid. In this study, we take care of three sections that are fault section detection technology develop in interactive distribution system, outage restoration guide in interactive distribution system, and outage restoration implementation technology by P2P communication. We are interested in IEC 61970, 61968. So, we are studying IEC 61970, 61968 standard. We want to make distribution management system based on CIM and would like to integrate systems. Also, we are concerned with interoperability between IEC 61970 and IEC 61968. We should like to know harmonizing CIM and 61850.
 
Meinberg Funkuhren GmbH & Co. KG
Meinberg Funkuhren GmbH & Co. KG
Meinberg Funkuhren GmbH & Co. KG
Vendor (Hardware)

Meinberg is a global leader in time synchronization solutions. The company’s flagship IEEE 1588 grandmaster clocks and NTP timeserver appliances have set the industry standard for innovation, flexibility, and reliability – making them one of the market’s top network time synchronization solutions. The Bad Pyrmont, Germany-based company designs and produces a range of devices, including High-end PTP and NTP timeserver products, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou receivers, DCF77 / WWVB / MSF receivers, IRIG / AFNOR time code generators/readers, and an array of accessories (antennas, diplexers, converters, signal distribution systems, etc.). As a global company, Meinberg products are used around the world, delivering synchronization for mission-critical applications in power grid/substation automation, digital broadcasting, telecommunication networks, aerospace, financial applications, and cutting-edge research. Together with its subsidiary Meinberg USA and Oregano Systems, all of its products are also backed by a service network of distributors and partners located in over 40 countries.

 
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Vendor (Hardware)
 
Myongji University
Myongji University
Myongji University
University

Next-Generation Power Technology Center of Myongji University does research on Power System and communication technology.

Next-Generation Power Technology Center (NPTC), an Engineering Research Center (ERC) sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology and The Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF), was established in 2001 with the aim of developing the next-generation protection and automation technology of electrical power systems. This innovative technology, which blends ICT (Information Communication Technology) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) with conventional power technology, is expected to play a key role in every aspect of power systems in a near future. The recent large-scale blackouts around the world have proved the significance of developing new protection and control technology for the new power industry environment. Consequently, many world-leading companies and research institutes are concentrating their efforts on developing the next-generation power technology. NPTC is expected to be a world-leading research institute dedicated to the protection and SAS (station automation system) technology in a near future. The goal of NPTC is technological innovation, which would contribute to more reliable and secure power system in not only Republic of Korea but also the other parts of the world and more convenient human life eventually.

 
NovaTech
NovaTech
NovaTech
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)
With over 30 years of experience, NovaTech is a proven supplier of products and services for process automation, electric power measurement, and substation automation.  Our integrated solutions leverage the latest technologies and open standards to provide customers with superior long-term value.  We continue to expand our solutions for alternative energy and engineering services, including new packaging, installation, commissioning and training services. Our Bitronics 70 Series Monitoring and Recording IEDs support both UCA2.0 (since 2000) and IEC 61850 (since 2008).  The M871 has third-party level A certification granted to AREVA T & D.  IEC 61850 support is being added to the Orion LX Automation Platform.
 
NR Electric Co. Ltd
NR Electric Co. Ltd
NR Electric Co. Ltd
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator; Testing

Built upon decades of research, development, and leveraging numerous operational experiences in secondary power systems, NR Electric has developed a unified and integrative solution for digital substation. The fully digitalized solution connects the control room to the switchyard with optic fiber links. This proven solution reduces your capital investment, operational and maintenance costs. It also offers unmatched information integration, and provides better reliability and security for substations.

Since the first digital substation project participated in the year 2006, NR Electric’s digital substation solution has been applied to thousands of digital substations all over the world. Based on vast on-site engineering experience, NR Electric continues to provide field-proven digital substation technologies and localized engineering services to end users.
 
OMICRON electronics
OMICRON electronics
OMICRON electronics
Consultant; Testing
OMICRON serves the electrical power industry with testing and diagnostics instruments for primary and secondary equipment. Consulting, training, and testing services complete the product range.
 
Oncor Electric Delivery
Oncor Electric Delivery
Oncor Electric Delivery
Utility
 
Open Energy Solutions, Inc.
Vendor (Software)
Open Energy Solutions (OES) focuses on the evaluation, testing and eventual tech transfer of advanced technologies affecting regulated and unregulated energy suppliers.
 
Open Systems International
Vendor (Software)
 
PCItek
PCItek
PCItek
Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator; Consultant

PCItek, formerly Project Consultants LLC, supports the utility industry with innovative products, custom software development, consulting and standards training.  Our personnel have a broad depth of international experience in cyber security, IEC 61850, CIM Standards and enterprise architecture using industry standard methodologies.    

PCItek offers business products and services including:

  • Products:
    • Garibaldi, an advanced enterprise and local key distribution center, part of CENTARI, a suite of substation security products
    • RIC, the Operations and Planning Ratings and Impedance Calculator
  • Services:
    • Electric Utility Consulting
    • Testing and Training
    • Requirements Analysis and Documentation
    • Interoperability Testing
    • Establishing Reference Architecture
    • Standards-based Training

PCItek is currently providing our products as well as standards-based consulting and training to several utilities around the world.

 
Power Engineers Inc.
Power Engineers
Consultant
 
Public Utility Commission of Texas
Public Utility Commission of Texas
Public Utility Commission of Texas
Public Utility Commission

About the PUCT

Mission & History

Mission:
We protect customers, foster competition, and promote high quality infrastructure.

 

What We Do:
The Public Utility Commission of Texas regulates the state’s electric and telecommunication utilities, implements respective legislation, and offers customer assistance in resolving consumer complaints.

The PUCT is involved in numerous electric grid modernization activities related to smart grid, including:

  • Advanced Metering
  • Energy Storage and Emerging Technologies
  • Electric Market and Infrastructure Issues Related to the Introduction of Electric Vehicles
  • Investigating Cyber Security of the Electric Utility Industry

Over 3 million smart meters have been installed in Texas; more than 6 million smart meters are expected to be operational in Texas by 2013.

Please see descriptions of activities at the following PUCT web links: 

http://www.puc.state.tx.us/  

https://puc.state.tx.us/consumer/electricity/Metering.aspx  

 
RTDS Technologies
RTDS Technologies
RTDS Technologies
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Testing

RTDS Technologies is the industry standard for real time digital power system simulators used in over 30 countries world wide. We are committed to our customers and continue to lead the way with our innovative hardware, software, and support. Our commitment to quality and excellence is second to none and sets the standard for all of our products. RTDS Technologies provides a wide array of services to fit client's power system simulation needs.

  • Simulation Consulting Services
    • development of simulation cases
    • running simulations
    • compilation of simulation results
    • testing protection systems
    • testing control systems
    • providing equipment validation report
    • use of the RTDS Simulation facilities
    • development of customized simulation components
 
Ruggedcom
Vendor (Hardware)

RuggedCom, A Siemens Business, is a leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for mission-critical applications. RuggedCom's products are designed for use in harsh environments normally found in electrical power substations and “Smart Grids”. RuggedCom's technology solutions include Ethernet switches, network routers, wireless devices, serial servers, media converters, software and professional services.

RuggedBackbone™ products support layer 3 Ethernet switching at port densities up to 48-ports 100FX or 24-ports GigE. Hot-swappable modules and high port densities allow utilities to easily stock spares, save space, and reduce repair times. The RuggedMAX™ family of WiMAX products is a long range, interoperable broadband wireless solution, compliant with the 802.16e standard. The utility grade form factor has been designed for the substation. Contact us at www.RuggedCom.com.
 
RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Aachen University
University

In the area of simulation RWTH runs a very advanced real-time simulation lab where we have installed 8 racks of RTDS last generation (the most powerful installation in Europe at the moment). We also have an advanced PC Cluster for multiphysics simulation, and we arebdeveloping and building (in collaboration with a local spin-off company) an advanced multi-DSP modular real-time platform for simulation of distributed systems.  In our lab we have also developed a method for combined real time simulation between power networks and communication networks with the possibility to simulate network delays and packet loss in real-time.  Our interest in real-time simulation brought us also to develop original solution for Hardware in the Loop. We have designed and built a controllable power interface, called FlePS (Flexi-ble Power Systems) to close the loop of the real time simulation on real electrical hardware up to 25 kW.

Together with another institute of our Center (Institute for Energy Efficient Building and Indoor Climate, Prof. Müller) we have developed a multi-physics hardware in the loop setup that can be used to study Smart Home Energy Systems. This platform is now applied in several industrial projects as reference system to test new equipments.  In the next few months, our Real-Time lab will be connected via fiber optic links to our Medium Voltage Testing Facility where we will be able to test in Hardware in the Loop equipments up to 5 MW.

Next year our real time capability will be also included in a new Center under construction at RWTH called Center for Wind Drives where we will be able to test the drive train of real wind equipments up to 4 MW. A part from the simulation work, we are also involved in many other projects concerning Smart Grids in various areas such as Phasor Measurement Units, Distributed State Estimation, Distributed Control of Distributed Energy Resources.

 
Schneider Electric Industries SAS
Schneider Electric Industries SAS
Vendor (Hardware)

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, and Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 140,000 plus employees achieved his sales, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

Energy management and sustainability services

As the global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric has a responsible and ethical commitment to his customers, employees, and the environment, by delivering solutions that align business performance and sustainability. Schneider Electric help clients at all stages of their energy management life cycle by becoming their outsourced energy manager and trusted partner. Our solutions support clients to optimize their use of energy, lower their consumption at peak demand, and help them build thriving sustainability programmes that reduce their carbon footprint and provide cost-effective energy.

Smart grid

To meet today’s increasing energy demands, the grid is rapidly becoming ‘smarter’ to adapt to a changing and more complex environment. Schneider Electric smart grid solutions are interactive and connect everyone from electricity producers to the final consumers in order to efficiently balance demand and supply. Many of Schneider Electric smart grid applications combine renewable resources, microgrids, and energy storage solutions to support the expansion of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure and enhance the balance between demand and supply on the grid.

Schneider Electric is a leader in energy automation by offering a full range of protection relays and T&D substation automation solutions based on IEC61850 technology.

www.se.com

 
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator
SEL is a leader in protection, control, and automation, with a complete line of products that communicate via IEC 61850. Two of many SEL projects include the world’s first energized multisupplier IEC 61850 system, the La Venta II station in Mexico, and the modernization of 30 Brazilian substations that demonstrate cost-effective IEC 61850 projects.  SEL provides communications, control, instrumentation, protective relaying, security/encryption, and automation products, systems, training, and services. Products include ultra-reliable tough computers; Ethernet switches, security gateways, and port servers; a complete line of relays for lines, apparatus, motors, generators and arc-flash protection; fiber-optic transceivers; serial encrypting transceivers; short- and long-range encrypted radio data links; fiber-optic communications backbones; annunciators; electric power meters, high-speed logic processors; programmable logic controllers and I/O modules for telemetry, remote control, and automatic control; GPS synchronized clocks; HMI and data collection software; phasor measurement units and synchrophasor collection devices; distribution automation and substation automation systems; and complete turnkey control systems, panels and enclosures.
 
Siemens AG
Siemens AG
Siemens AG
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world’s largest provider of environmental technologies, generating some €28 billion – more than one-third of its total revenue – from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2010, which ended on September 30, 2010, revenue totaled €76 billion and net income €4.1 billion. At the end of September 2010, Siemens had around 405,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at: www.siemens.com.
 
SISCO
SISCO
SISCO
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software)

SISCO provides communication and integration solutions that supports IEC 61850 for substation automation and wide area centralized remedial action systems(C-RAS); ICCP-TASE.2 for intercontrol center communications, EMS/SCADA integration, and power plant dispatching; C37.118 with IEC 61850 for synchrophasor processing and wide area measurement systems for improved situational awareness; and the Common Information Model (CIM per IEC61970 and IEC 61968) in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Smart Grid integration using Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).  SISCO's products and services include:

  • Systems Integration Services
  • Off-the-shelf OPC interfaces
  • Protocol Source Code
  • Technology and Product Training
 
Sparx Systems Pty Ltd
Sparx Systems Pty Ltd
Sparx Systems Pty Ltd
Vendor (Software)

Sparx Systems specializes in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for the planning, design and construction of software intensive systems.

With customers in industries ranging from aerospace and automotive engineering to finance, defense, government, entertainment and telecommunications, Sparx Systems is a leading vendor of innovative solutions based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and its related specifications. A Contributing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG), Sparx Systems is committed to realizing the potential of model-driven development based on open standards.

The company’s flagship product, Enterprise Architect, has received numerous accolades since its commercial release in August, 2000. At present, Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for over 200,000 registered users world-wide.

 
State Electric Grid of China
State Electric Grid of China
Utility
 
Swissgrid AG
Swissgrid AG
Utility
 
Taiwan Testing and Certification Center
Taiwan Testing and Certification Center
Taiwan Testing and Certification Center
Testing
Taiwan Testing and Certification Center is a non-profit organization and under the surveillance of Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection (BSMI), the MOEA of the Republic of China. Taiwan Testing and certification Center was established as a specialized and equitable inspection/certification Institute.

Taiwan Testing and Certification Center provides the following Smart Grid testing services:
·         IEC 61850 Conformance Testing
·         DNP3 Certification Testing
·         G3-PLC Conformance Testing
·         Zigbee protocol testing
·         Wi-SUN protocol testing
 
Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba Corporation
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator
As a leading manufacturer of electrical equipment, Toshiba has supplied reliable, innovative and environmentally friendly products and services to global energy, transportation and industrial infrastructure markets for more than 100 years.
 
Triangle MicroWorks
Triangle Microworks
Triangle Microworks
Vendor (Software)
Provides Communication Protocol Software Libraries, Conformance Testing Software, Web-Based Training, Protocol Gateways, OPC drivers and Contract Engineering Services for industry-standard communication protocols such as DNP3, Modbus, IEC 61850, 60870-5, ICCP/TASE.2, and IEC 61400-25 (Wind).
 
TÜV SÜD Certification and Testing (China) Co., Ltd
TÜV SÜD China
TÜV SÜD China
Testing

Digital transformation is already revolutionising every aspect of our lives, changing the way we live, work and play. Throughout this period of uncertainty, TÜV SÜD is striving to add value to governments, businesses and consumers worldwide. Our aim is to inspire trust in technology, enabling progress by managing technology-related risks and facilitating change. This commitment is embodied in the new claim “Add value. Inspire trust.”

TÜV SÜD is a trusted partner of choice for safety, security and sustainability solutions. Over the last 150 years, we have added value to our partners and customers through a comprehensive portfolio of testing, certification, auditing and advisory services. We have enabled progress in society and businesses by staying true to our purpose of protecting people, the environment and assets from technology-related risks.

Today, we are represented by more than 25,000 employees located across over 1,000 locations. Our community of experts is passionate about technology and is inspired by the possibilities of your business. United by the belief that technology should better people’s lives, we work alongside our customers to anticipate and capitalise on technological developments.

Going beyond regulatory compliance, we inspire trust in a physical and digital world to create a safer and more sustainable future.

 
Underwriters Laboratories
Underwriters Laboratories
Underwriters Laboratories
Testing

UL is a premier global independent safety science company with more than 117 years of history. Employing more than 9,000 professionals, with customers in over 96 countries, UL has five distinct business units – Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services and Verification Services – to meet the expanding needs of our customers and to deliver on our public safety mission. 

UL offers services to industries from appliances and HVAC/R to chemicals to energy to high tech and to power and controls. Our global sales offices and laboratories allow us to service customers locally – combining industry knowledge with local market understanding.

Additional information about UL may be found at www.UL.com.

 
UNIGE
UNIGE
UNIGE
R&D; University

IEES – Intelligent Electric Energy Systems – UNIGE-DINAEL (Department of Naval Architecture and Electrical Engineering) University of Genova

The IEES Lab operates in the following scientific and industrial sectors: Management and optimization of the electric system and of the energy and ancillary services markets. Power  system monitoring and preventive-corrective Control. Analysis, modeling and simulation of power system components and controls. Decision support systems and artificial intelligence (AI) applications to the planning and control of large power systems and industrial systems. Advanced technologies and methodologies for power systems protection. Electric distribution systems with distributed generation (DG). Innovative technologies  for electric power microgeneration. Real time load monitoring and management for consumption rationalization and energy saving. Systemistic and design aspects of lighting engineering and domotics.

Current Projects:

SmartGen leader SOFTECO, Genova, ENEL, University of Genova and Bologna, entitled: “Study, development and validation of innovative methods and tools for active distribution networks management with renewable energy sources”, supported by Ministero per lo sviluppo economico - (2011-2013) www.smartgen.it .

Project  FP7 AFTER “A Framework for electrical power sysTems vulnerability identification, dEfense and Restoration”, leader RSE Milano, 13 partners (RSE - Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico, ENEA, SINTEF EN, SINTEF ICT, University College Dublin, City University - London , ALSTOM Power, SIEMENS, Commission of the European Communities Joint Research Centre, ELIA, Terna Rete Elettrica Nazionale SpA, ČEPS, a.s.) (2011-2013).

 
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
University

 The T&T Group - Research on Teleinformatics and Teleautomatic at Universidad Nacional in Colombia is involved in several Smart Grid research projects. The T&T Group has the support of Codensa, a colombian utility that distributes electricity throughout the city of Bogotá.

Currently fields of research in the T&T Group are:
- Substation Automation based on IEC 61850
- Cybersecurity for power utility
- Projects concerning CIM adoption

All of the above projects are associated with emerging ICT standards that are required for Smart Grid deployment.

 
Universidad Technologica Nacional, Argentina
http://www.frm.utn.edu.ar
University

The University is currently working on a smart grid project, which isa collaboration between the electric power company Edeste S.A, and UniversidadTecnologica Nacional, in Argentina.

The project mentioned, allows students to improve their knowledge in the workplaceand doing so in an innovative project, both at provincial level and at countn; level; inaddition, the company Edeste S.A, receives the benefits given by an intelligent network.

Overall project covers the following aspects:
- Implementation ofan AMI system.
- Development ofinterfaces between the AMI system and legacy systems.- Development of new systems to exploit the capabilities of the smart grid.- Maintenance and improvement ofsystems. 

 
University of Strathclyde
University of Strathclyde
R&D; University

Strathclyde is generally very active in smart grid research. We have one of the largest power systems researchgroups in Europe, with over 200 staff and PhD students. Our Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) isan industrially supported smart grid test facility, which allows practical implementation and testing of researchat 11 kV and 400 V. We co-host a Centre for Doctoral Training in “Future Power Networks and Smart Grids” which will support 55 new PhD students over the next 5 years. 

 
University of Tulsa
University of Tulsa
University of Tulsa
University
The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a wide range of power engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  Research is conducted as a joint effort between faculty in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Tandy School of Computer Science in critical infrastructure protection (security) for the smart grid and electric utility sector.  The Institute for Information Security (iSec) is an inter-diciplinary group that investigates security and critical infrastructure protection.  iSec is recognized by the US Security Agency (NSA) as a Center of Excellence in Research and Education. 

iSec houses a working substation (using reduced voltage levels - 3KVA with 3-phase 208V input), with a control room (human-machine interface).  The substation provides a real world platform for a Critical Infracture Protection course (Computer Science - graduate level) and research into substation automation and security of substation networks.  The security of home area networks for automating electricity usage and smart meters are other areas of research.

The link to the Dept. of Electrical Engineering homepage is:  http://www.utulsa.edu/academics/colleges/College-of-Engineering-and-Natural-Sciences/Departments-and-Schools/Department-of-Electrical-Engineering.aspx

The link to the Tandy School of Computer Science homepage is:  http://www.utulsa.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-engineering-and-natural-sciences/departments-and-schools/tandy-school-of-computer-science.aspx

 
University ol Jyvaskyla
University ol Jyvaskyla
University

The Agora Center is an internationally recognized and networked research center for interdisciplinary, innovative research on human technology and the knowledge society at the University of Jyvaskyla. It creatively combines research of high international standards from a variety of scientific disciplines with the know-how derived from its diverse partner network.

The Industrial Ontologies Group (IOG) Within the Agora Center is a research group whose main areas of interest are Semantic Web, multi-agent systems and cloud computing (http://www.cs.jyu.fi/ai/OntoGroup/). The ultimate goal of the group is the creation of Global Understanding Environment (GUN) where different heterogeneous resources (physical devices, software, humans, etc.) are capable of forming self-managed ecosystems by "understanding" and utilizing each other's services. IOG also has a long history of cooperation with industrial partners, Among UCAIug members, IOG has cooperated with Fingrid and ABB. IOG's main interest within UCAIug is CIM model and therefore CIM Users Group. We have experience of integration of heterogeneous data sources using Semantic Web technologies. We would like to find methods for easy migration from legacy systems to CIM-based systems, and their further integration.

 
Unversity of Salerno
University of Salerno
University of Salerno
University

The research project we aim to deepen is to investigate on the development of new approaches, based on recent ICT proposals, for the enhancement of Smart Grids management. This research goal is from a long time active in University of Salerno, here we detail some specific items currently in progress among the research team of LASA (Laboratory of Agent-based Systems), Dept. of Computer Science at University of Salerno.

The basic consideration comes from our observation that classical ICT platforms are not capable to support with full capacity the new challenges offered by recent enhancement of Smart Grids, especially if we consider the remarkable improvements in terms of Energy Efficiency, Provisioning, Forecasting, Demand Response facilities.

Our research initiative consider as a strategic point the synergistic combination of the following technological stream

1)      Semantic Web

2)      Computational Intelligence

3)      Multi-Agent Systems

 

We have started to combine these approaches to face with some complex problems around Smart Grids.  As main research objective,  we are investigating on the role of Web Semantic technologies (in particular the role of Ontologies) as more powerful approach to describe the contextual domain of electric grids, not only considering the electrical elements, but extending this approach also to describe “actors” that interact with the smart grids, for example maintenance teams. The ontological representation enables to improve some complex task of decision support systems, we are focusing in fieldforce management, by linking ontology-based information/services with advanced (multi)optimization criteria.

We aim to relate this research project with CIM standard, in order to try to develop some open-source deliverable that we hope can be useful for the CIM community.

 
Vienna University of Technology
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Computer Aided Automation
University

The Vienna University of Technology is involved in several national and international Smart Grid research projects. The project Smart Web Grid sets a focus on the exchanged information and standardized communication interfaces based on Web services for Smart Grids.

 
VIZIMAX Inc.
VIZIMAX Inc.
VIZIMAX Inc.
Vendor (Hardware); Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator

Vizimax is a major independent manufacturer of Intelligent Systems for the Smart Grid. Vizimax offers proven, innovative product lines worldwide used by Power utilities, Independent Power Producers and Large Industries.

The SynchroTeq point-on-wave switching platform complies with ALL High Voltage C/Bs and reduces maintenance cost while increasing the lifespan of power equipment in capacitor bank, shunt reactor, power transformer applications. The SynchroTeq Plus has a residual flux management module for power transformer energization. The SynchroTeq SA is installed within C/Bs’ cabinets. The data and event journal of each C/B stored within the SynchroTeq and the data regarding each transformer stored within the SynchroTeq Plus can be accessed using the RightWON.

As for the RightWON, it is a secure, modular, rugged automation RTU/PLC/gateway/communication conversion protocol platform that connects C/Bs, transformers, sensors, control and monitoring devices at the substation level or anywhere on the distribution network. The RightWON is field-upgradeable and allows sized-to-fit configurations using I/O, LAN, WAN and Telecom smart plug-ins. Protocols include IEC 61850, DNP3, ModBus, IEC 60870 among others and conversion between ports is a standard feature. The RightWON includes a fully IEC 61131-3 compliant PLC.

 
Warsaw University of Technology
Warsaw University
R&D; University

The Institute of Electrical Power Engineering of Warsaw University of Technology has extensive experience in the research and implementation work carried out on behalf of the industrial sector. This work implements large and experienced staff. One of the areas of the works are studies on microgrids. The Institute is very active in publishing their scientific achievements. The Institute of Electrical Power Engineering conducts research work and implementation of the following, selected topics:

  • modeling and digital simulation of networks and operating conditions of power systems,
  • databases for power systems,
  • computer systems to support the use and operation of power grids,
  • optimization in power systems,
  • microgrids and distributed generation,
  • forecasting the demand for power and electricity,
  • digital protections equipment,
  • WAMS based control,
  • renewable energy sources,
  • power quality,
  • economics in electrical power engineering.
 
Xtensible Solutions
Xtensible Solutions
Vendor (Software); Systems Integrator
Xtensible Solutions (www.xtensible.net) is a leading provider of semantic-based integration and information management solutions to the utility industry worldwide.  Xtensible is a driving force behind the development and implementation of open standards, such as the IEC CIM and related information exchange standards.  Such standards have been identified as key to current and future energy and utility market initiatives including the Smart Grid. With its MD3i Framework and professional service offerings already in use at many utilities world-wide, Xtensible is committed to becoming a strategic partner with utilities in their transformation into the intelligent utilities of the future.
 
ZHAW [Zurich University of Applied Sciences]
ZHAW
ZHAW
R&D; University

The Institute of Embedded Systems at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences is a leading R&D institution in the field of industrial communication. Apart from applied research activities in the development of new communication technologies we offer both turnkey and adaptable IP in the form of FPGA and/or Software for applications in functional safety as well as communication systems in decentralised Energy-Solutions automation. Currently fields of activitiy are:

 

  • Ethernet based high-performance communication solutions (PROFINET, EtherNet/IP etc)

  • High precision time synchronisation via packet orientated networks (IEEE 1588)

  • High-Availability communication solutions (MRP, PRP, HSR etc)

  • Energy Automation (IEC 61850)