Section 1.

Development, engineering, adjustment and use of P&A at the digital substation: trials and practical results.

  • The most efficient technologies and the most overestimated technologies.

  • Application of technologies that extend the "life cycle" of P&A at a digital substation.

  • Is it critical that the P&A technologies are lagging behind the development l of the IT technologies in the era of global digitalization?

  • Can type-design solution  be considered as a barrier to the P&A development?

  • Assessment and performance monitoring methodology of "digital" solutions.

  • Practical results of P&A development and implementation at the digital substation - an insight from the future.

Section 2.

Development prospects  and use of the IEC 61850 standard.

  • Blind spots and issues requiring additional standardization.

  • Evaluation of the provisions of the Standard applicability in practice - what is broadly used and what is out of practice?

  • Standard’s areas of development.

Section 3.

Cybersecurity - a driver or a barrier to the development?

Round table

Challenges, experience in the development and implementation of digital substations.

Section 4.

Use of PMUs to improve the efficiency of the electric power system.

  • New information security technologies:

    • Embedded in the P&A devices solutions for the information security .

    • Architecture of сomplex solutions to provide information security at the power facilities.

  • Management of the software and hardware complex for information security at the power facilities.

  • Assessment of the information security solutions. .

  • Development of normative and legislative frameworks for information security.

  • What are the goals?

  • What are we doing to achieve the goals?

  • How do we control the results?

  • What do we obtain in practice?

  • Are any corrective measures needed?

  • Development of WAM technology is a factor to improve the efficiency of the electric power system.  New opportunities of monitoring and management systems based on WAM technology.

  • Data quality - as a reason for limiting the use of PMUs in the management systems.

  • Integration of WAMS and digital substation technologies.

  • Examples of using WAM technology in:

    • Exploitation of the electric power facilities.

    • Monitoring and management of the electric power system.

Section 5.

Conceptual issues of the P&A technologies development.

  • New architectures of the P&A system.

  • New trends that influence the development of the &PA technologies (Internet of Things, Internet of Energy etc).

  • Operational and accident-prevention control technologies.

  • New information technologies in the P&A agenda.

  • New data transmission protocols.

  • Use of artificial intelligence methods.

Section 6.

P&A of distribution networks with renewable energy sources and energy storage systems.

  • Technological features of the operating modes of distribution networks with renewable energy sources and energy storage systems. Emergency parameters estimation of fast transients in power systems; and operational issues.

  • Technical requirements of distribution networks for the P&A system:

    • Special features of protection systems in networks with heterogeneous energy sources.

    • Principles of construction and technical solutions of automatic control devices in  microgrids.

    • P&A of isolated power districts with renewable energy sources and energy storage systems.

  • New solutions for P&A.

  • Development of the regulatory framework for P&A (normative legal acts, normative technical documents) of distribution networks with renewable energy sources and energy storage.

Section 7.

P&A reliability and human factor influence.

Round table

P&A reliability and human factor influence.

  • Reliability assessment of P&A at the stages of development, engineering, and operations. What are the requirements? How to meet these requirements? What do we control and in what way?

  • Assessment of the human factor influence on the P&A reliability during the life cycle

  • Requirements for personnel training and organization of work to reduce the human factor influence.

  • Technological requirements to reduce the human factor influence.

  • Human factor in ensuring information security.

  • What are the requirements for the P&A reliability?

  • How is the fulfillment of the P&A reliability requirements controlled at different stages of the life cycle? (production, engineering, setting calculation, set-up, operations).

  • What is the influence of the human factor on the P&A reliability?  What methods are used for assessment?

  • Is it necessary to do something and, if necessary, what are the measures to reduce the human factor influence the P&A reliability?