Power Systems SCADA Lab *
08 December 2011
Rapid developments taking place in the power industry require more resources, possessing state of art technology to manage the substations. Academic institutions today, need to work in tandem with the industry to provide resources with sound knowledge about the current industry scenarios to meet these requirements. The hands-on experience supported with systematic training & experiments will enable the resource to place him/her with added value in the industry.
Along this line, Kalkitech has set up a power systems laboratory at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut with the view of providing students and practicing engineers with hands on learning experience on Substation SCADA system, and its applications to the monitoring, supervision and control of an electric power Transmission & Distribution system. It is a scaled down model of 220KV substation and transmission line module with capability of inducing all types fault simulation. Lab also included distribution model with variable load models and load shedding functions. The entire system is connected with Kalkitech's SMART STATION SCADA system with monitoring and configuration capability. A variety of experiments has been done by the Power Systems faculty as well as integrated power system M Tech students. This article will explain in detail the setting up of the lab including the system architecture, experiments, hardware & software components and communication protocols/interfaces.