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Technical Overview

Substation Data Gateway

Xelas Energy Substation Data Gateway

Most DSO/TSOs are interested in cutting operations costs, and want to improve their condition-based maintenance. At the same time, they are looking for ways to improve their (near to) real time network data for their asset management and “big data” applications.

Also new regulation, such as the EU Network Codes, require a continuous feed of network status and reports.

Xelas energy Substation data gateway software is are a very cost effective, and flexible key building block for all three.

Running on either Linux or Windows, the gateway communicates south-bound to IEC 61850 IEDs and the desired “legacy” protocols such as 5-104, 5-101 or Modbus equipment.

Internally a full IEC 61850 information model is built und continuously updated.

Substation Data Gateway Architecture and Highlights

The figure on the left shows the Substation Data Gateway architecture:

  • The Gateway uses standard Xelas Energy software components including:
    • IEC 61850 Client Development Environment with integrated Web GUI and Database
    • Xelas Mediation Framework with Modbus TCP, XMF and ODBC adaptors

Some of the Solution advantages:

  • Future proof architecture
    • Additional North-bound and South-bound adaptors can be easily added
    • 61850 Client DE supports GOOSE and SV protocol modules (R-GOOSE and R-SV are also supported)
  • Native Web GUI provides process and data overview of the Gateway status
  • Gateway can be tested with  Xelas Energy IEC 61850 Simulators

The figure on the left shows the protocol mediation process:

  • Mediation uses Javascript files which can be modified and loaded at runtime
  • Out of the box protocols supported :
    • MMS
    • GOOSE and R-GOOSE
    • SV and R-SV
    • Modbus TCP

Some of the Solution advantages:

  • Future proof architecture
    • Additional North-bound and South-bound adaptors can be easily added
    • 61850 Client DE supports GOOSE and SV protocol modules (R-GOOSE and R-SV are also supported)
  • Gateway can be tested with  Xelas Energy IEC 61850 Simulators

The Substation Data Gateway is available on the following platforms:

  • Windows
  • Linux

To request an evaluation package or get more information about the Substation Data Gateway please email: info@xelasenergy.com