Committee Chair

Eltom, Ahmed H.

Committee Member

Kobet, Gary; Craven, Stephen

Department

Dept. of Electrical Engineering

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The research of this thesis implements Load Tap Changer (LTC) control using the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61850 standard in a laboratory environment. In particular, Generic Object Oriented Substation Event (GOOSE) messages are used to facilitate all required communication. A set of two Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) devices is used for the demonstration. IEC 61850 has many benefits including great flexibility and improved interoperability and promises to be more widely implemented in the United States with time as is already the case in many other parts of the world. This research shows that LTC operation using IEC 61850 is reliable and brings with it all the benefits that the implementation of IEC 61850 has to offer. Above all, due to elimination of the majority of copper wiring, the proposed method is very flexible and can be implemented using a variety of different devices.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

5-2012

Subject

Electrical engineering; Smart power grids

Keyword

Generic Object Oriented Substation Event (GOOSE) messages; Load Tap Changer (LTC) controls

Discipline

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

viii, 32 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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