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Adding Flexibility to Protection and Control Systems

By Jared Mraz and Keith Gray


IEC 61850 GOOSE messaging provides an
incredible amount of flexibility to the design and implementation
of protection and control systems. This flexibility was essential to
recent projects involving the upgrade of the electrical
distribution system at an oil refinery. GOOSE was used for
transfer tripping, breaker failure, islanding detection, remote
synchronizing, automatic restoration, manual transfer, and load

This paper describes the design approach for each scheme,
documentation methods, and lessons learned. Data from live
event captures is included to demonstrate the operating speed of
the schemes.

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