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Modular Substation Automation Systems
Modular Substation
Automation Systems

GE’s Modular Substation Automation Systems bring together an extensive portfolio of products, services and engineering excellence to deliver the next generation of substation systems for our customers that address the challenges of legacy substation systems.

GE’s Modular Substation Automation Systems offering includes a wide range of solutions to suit customer’s specific requirements and can be pre-designed, pre-packaged and pre-tested.

Designed with scalability in mind, the systems are also flexible to support several applications including power generation, transmission and distribution, wind and solar collector substations, heavy industries, mining and oil and gas.

Overview Integrated protection & control Integrated automation Modular protection & control Systems process

GE’s Modular Substation Automation System Offering Summary

GE’s Modular Substation Automation Systems provide customers with benefits such as improved network reliability, improved service restoration, reduced operation and maintenance costs, and enhanced visibility and control.

Integrated Protection and Control, Modular Automation SystemIntegrated Automation SystemModular Protection and Control Systems with or without Process Bus

A pre-engineered, pre-packaged and pre-tested system that delivers:

  • A P&C system
  • Communication systems
  • Automation systems
  • Process Bus system
  • Cyber security compliance

A pre-designed, pre-packaged and pre-tested system built on gateways, remote terminals units (RTUs) and communication devices that delivers:

  • Automation gateways
  • Secure communication
  • Modern HMI

A fully integrated, modular solution set comprised of:

  • Pre-engineered protection modules
  • SCADA gateways
  • Legacy IED integration
  • Multilin HardFiber Bricks
  • Panel mounted HMI
8 Series
Integrated Protection and Control, Modular Automation System

GE’s Integrated Protection and Control Modular Automation System is a pre-engineered, pre-packaged and pre-tested system that is:

  • Designed using GE’s modular Multilin UR and URPlus relays connected with Multilin HardFiber Bricks.
  • A communication architecture built on industry leading MultiLink Ethernet switches that can deliver higher network availability, redundancy with Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) and high throughput.
  • An automation System built on GE’s cyber secure Multilin D400 gateway delivering IED station bus integration with capabilities to integrate the substation to an enterprise Energy Management or Distribution Management System.
  • Cyber security compliant across the entire system design.
Integrated Protection and Control System Capabilities
Protection & Control
Key Benefits
  • Reduced engineering, testing and maintenance requirements with highly reliable and virtualized P&C schemes
  • Increased network communications reliability with built in redundancy and abstracted communication technology in the P&C system
  • Advanced cyber security automation complying to NERC® CIP standards and providing advanced substation interlocking and alarm systems
  • Improved situational awareness through the advanced Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Up to 30% reduction in engineering resources, up to 70% reduction in design and construction resources and up to a 40% reduction in project cycle time.
Integrated Automation System

GE’s Integrated Automation System provides the next generation substation system with a pre-designed, pre-packaged and pre-tested automation system designed for transmission and distribution-type applications in new substation builds and retrofit projects.

Built on industry leading gateways, RTUs and communication products, the Integrated Automation System provides:

  • A highly available and reliable network for connecting substation IEDs using MultiLink Ethernet switches.
  • Automation gateways that can integrate modern IEDs to legacy IEDs to electromechanical devices for collecting both operational and non operational data.
  • Flexible and secure WAN communications utilizing GE’s MDS industrial wireless devices and Lentronics JungleMUX Multiplexers for SCADA EMS integration as well as teleprotection applications.
  • A modern HMI which delivers real time view and control of the substation and IT assets complying to IEC 61850 and other standards.
Integrated Automation System Components

Integrated Automation System Components
Key Benefits
  • Improved service restoration
  • Enhanced network visibility and control
  • Secure and highly available communications network with PRP support that is simple and easy to configure
  • Pre-configured to accommodate legacy systems
  • Simplified system alarms and complex substation interlocking throughout the system
  • Compliant NERC CIP architecture

Approximately 30% of global transmission and distribution systems around the globe have been automated utilizing a variety of GE technology, allowing customers to capitalize on GE’s deep domain knowledge in systems resulting in accelerated implementations and cost savings.

Modular Protection and Control System

GE's Modular Protection and Control System provides a flexible and fully integrated modular solution set comprised of engineering, design, manufacturing assembly, wiring, testing and commissioning support for protection and control of power system applications. The system is built on an advanced GE product base and features seamless integration with legacy and multi-vendor devices and systems.

For more information on GE’s modular Protection and Control system, visit the Packaged Solutions webpage.

Packaged Solutions for a Wide Range of Applications
Packaged Solutions for a Wide Range of Applications

Fully integrated sub-system solutions for protection and control of generators with sizes ranging from tens of KWs to hundreds of MWs
Pre-designed modular protection, control and automation solutions for transmission system assets such as transmission lines, bus-bars, large transformers and capacitor banks
Expandable modular solutions for assets within a distribution substation, e.g. transformers, breakers, cap-banks, and assets outside the 'substation fence', e.g. reclosers
Power Utilization and Automation
A wide variety of modular metering, automation, industrial process protection and control solutions for commercial and industrial customers

Packaged Solutions for a Wide Range of Applications

    Generator Protection and Control Solution
  • Leverages advanced GE protection relays
  • Fully integrated, tested packaged solution
  • High quality workmanship and accelerated delivery cycles
    Advanced Bus Protection and Control Solution
  • Pre-designed, configurable advanced protection schemes
  • Bus differential protection and control package
  • Engineered solutions for custom transmission applications
    Pre-designed Distribution Solutions
  • Pre-designed modular protection and control solutions for distribution applications such as feeder, transformer and breaker
  • Designed for indoor or outdoor applications
  • Library of modular designs for common distribution applications
    Automation and Industrial Solutions
  • Customized RTU solutions for variety of applications
  • Supported by large host and IvED protocol libraries
  • Fully configured, factory tested solutions
GE’s Professional Services Process

Based on years of experience and several deployments across multiple applications and industries, GE has developed a Professional Services Process that allows us to partner with our customers for successful grid automation project implementations.

GE’s Professional Services Process is an approach based on a common set of building blocks, utilized and tailored for each customer’s unique systems requirements. It is a comprehensive process designed to be application-specific.

GE’s Professional Services Process and Key Activities
Professional Services Process