As a technology leader in enabling digital distribution grids, ABB launched two new solutions at the International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED), on June 3-6, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.
The solutions include MicroSCADA X, ABB’s power and automation control solution, with a human machine interface (HMI) and SDA500, a remote terminal unit (RTU)-based smart control cabinet. An RTU is an electronic device that helps to connect physical equipment in the field with the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system and helps to automate the distribution of power to the consumer. Together, MicroSCADA X and SDA500 are designed to help improve grid reliability and power quality by reducing outage time and supporting the fast restoration of the entire grid.
MicroSCADA X provides customers an overview of the network situation for operational reliability of their power distribution system. It offers a fully cloud-enabled solution that scales to portable devices. It provides SCADA and distribution management functionality integrated in the same system, with navigation and data handling across multiple operating systems.
SDA500 is a pre-engineered and pre-assembled automation system and provides all secondary distribution system functionalities in a single solution. By complying with the industry standards and protocols, SDA500 adds a layer of protection to safeguard critical assets against cyberattacks. The RTU500 series, on which the solution is based, will share the same HMI as the MicroSCADA X, providing an informative user experience and enabling safe operations. SDA500 also supports third-party substation devices and can be scaled further to meet various work environments.