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A Close-Loop Conformance Testing System of IEC 61850

Yongkang Zheng 1, Mingliang Wu 2, and Zhiqiang Peng 3
1. State Grid Sichuan Electric Power Research Institute, Chengdu, China
2. School of Electrical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
3. State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Research Institute, Nanjing, China

Abstract—With the development of intelligent substation in China, it becoming more important that the conformance testing of IEC 61850 is used to guarantee the interoperability between intelligent electric devices. In view of the current intelligent substation IEC 61850 conformance testing did not form a closed loop, which led to the lacking of comprehensiveness and integrity, a closed-loop conformance testing system of IEC 61850 is proposed in this paper, both the software and hardware platform were designed to illustrate the implement method of the testing system. Artificial intervention was eliminated by using the automatic judging program, in order to enhance the efficiency and consistency of the testing system. Besides, the user-defined test-cases is introduced to form an opening testing platform, which can allow users to modify and add test-cases for actual use, improve the flexibility and offer a reference to related engineering practice.

Index Terms—Intelligent substation, conformance testing, IEC 61850, closed-loop testing

Cite: Yongkang Zheng, Mingliang Wu, and Zhiqiang Peng, “A Close-Loop Conformance Testing System of IEC 61850," Journal of Communications, vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 779-784, 2016. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.11.8.779-784