NetCeler now uses the same protocol as well for transferring measurements and disturbance recording files from the substations to network control or service centers where our power & energy software like IVPower and IVEnergy is installed. Such data transfer through IEC 61850 is expected to become an official recommendation – and a widespread practice – within 2-3 years from now, since the benefits are plentiful and the industry cannot afford developing new protocols for the cutting edge applications that are required now, like virtual power plants, distribution monitoring and blackout prevention.
NetCeler successfully tested several “Substation Monitoring Gateways” (SMGs) and proposes them together with engineering services for design and implementation. A SMG can route the data from the station-local network or bus, including the good old IEC 60870-5-103 links, to the central servers. The gateway decouples the data flows which, together with virtual networking and proper firewalling, ensures the same level of security as for protection & control applications.