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.
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.
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?
Section 4. Use of PMUs to improve the efficiency of the electric power system.
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.
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?