Distribution Automation – a Modern Perspective
Prachi Yadav1, Nisheet Soni2

1Prachi Yadav, Department of Electrical, RGPV Shriram Institute of Technology, Jabalpur (M.P), India.
2Nisheet Soni, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, RGPV Shriram Institute of Technology, Jabalpur (M.P), India.
Manuscript received on 8 December 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 December 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2013 | PP: 11-13 | Volume-3 Issue-7, December 2013 | Retrieval Number: G1356123713/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: Advanced Distribution Automation (ADA) is a term coined by the IntelliGrid project in North America to describe the extension of intelligent control over electrical power grid functions to the distribution level and beyond. It is related to distribution automation that can be enabled via the smart grid. The electrical power grid is typically separated logically into transmission systems and distribution systems. Electric power transmission systems typically operate above 110kV, whereas Electricity distribution systems operate at lower voltages. Normally, electric utilities with SCADA systems have extensive control over transmission-level equipment, and increasing control over distribution-level equipment via distribution automation. However, they often are unable to control smaller entities such as Distributed energy resources (DERs), buildings, and homes.
Keywords: CAN (Control Area Network), GUI (Graphical User Interface), DAS (Distribution Automation System), MATLAB, Vehicular Network Toolbox (VNT).

Scope of the Article: Mobile System Validation and Test Automation