ABB has been selected to supply a R1,2-million compact substation to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT’s) chemical engineering building. The compact substation will help to improve monitoring of its electrical network and will offer a real-time training platform for critical electrical engineering skills. The new UniPack compact substation, the first supplied by ABB in South Africa, is a special type of mini substation that facilitates viewing and analysis of electrical signals fed to a control room computer screen known as a remote terminal unit (RTU). Installation of the new substation is part of the current CPUT project for refurbishment of the Bellville campus electrical reticulation network with new switchgear and new protective relays compatible with the IEC 61850 standard technology. This project was initiated to implement the research outcomes achieved by the postgraduate students at the Centre for Substation Automation and Energy Management Systems. An important consideration for the customer in the implementation of the compact substation was compliance with IEC 61850 and compatibility for intelligent electronic devices (IEDs).
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