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Technical Overview

IEC 60870-5-104 Gateway

Xelas Energy has implemented the IEC 60870-5-104  to IEC 61850 Gateway product.

The Gateway is a seamless addition to the Xelas Energy 61850 Product family.

The Gateway acts as a 60870-5-104 controlled station and maintains seamless connectivity to an IEC-61850 IED.

IEC 60870-5-104 is a telecontrol protocol in electrical engineering and power system automation applications, based on TCP/IP,  in use by many SCADA (Supervisory ControlAnd Data Acquisition) systems.

In case where a SCADA system or the underlying infrastructure can not be updated to support a full IEC61850 interface to the equipment, a IEC 60870-5-104 to IEC61850 gateway is necessary.

IEC 60870-5-104 Gateway Architecture and Highlights

The figure on the left shows the 60870-5-104 Gateway architecture:

  • The Gateway uses Common Data Classes (CDC) definition within the IEC61850 SCL file for mapping. CDCs are defined in IEC 61850-7-3
  • Controlling direction supports mapping of the following IEC61850 ACSI operations:  ASSOCIATE, RELEASE, SETDATAVALUES
  • Monitoring direction supports mapping of the following IEC61850 ACSI operations: GETDATAVALUES, REPORT

Some of the Solution advantages:

  • Configuration by editing SCL files. No programming necessary
  • Dual mode: Supports regular IEC61850 operations via separate interface, as well as 60870-5-104 gateway conversion mode.
  • Seamless integration with Xelas Energy IEC 61850 Product line

The IEC 60870-5-104 Gateway is available on the following platforms:

  • Windows
  • Linux

To request an evaluation package or get more information about the IEC 61850 products with IEC 60870-5-104 protocol information please email: info@xelasenergy.com