Intelligent power sub-stations monitoring through computerized imaging

T. M. Chan, S. L. Pang, Wai Lok Chan, A. T.P. So

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The development of an on-line distributed monitoring system for power sub-stations was presented in the last APSCOM Conference in 1995. The on-line distributed information system is used for monitoring the conditions of HV transmission system equipment in sub-stations, such as status of each circuit breaker (CB) together with important operational parameters which are not available via existing SCADA. Each group of CBs is monitored by a standalone microcontroller which is interconnected with all other microcontrollers inside the sub-station using a local area network with a baud rate of 9,600. Recently, a sub-station for the new Hong Kong international airport was constructed, thus revealing the shortfalls of the existing system because the sub-station there had been too remote from the maintenance people and more important, it is treated as a critical substation supplying power to the airport. The engineers in charge of transmission need to know not only the real-time status of equipment but also the security and fire safety of the sub-station. The idea of using remote vision for sub-station monitoring is employed. Furthermore, personnel in other organizations, such as Airport Authority, Fire Services Department and other departments within China Light & Power Company Ltd. (CLP) need to gain access to the information. Therefore, the system is extended onto the super information highway, Internet for global access.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-326
Number of pages6
JournalIEE Conference Publication
Issue number450
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 4th International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation and Management. Part 1 (of 2) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 11 Nov 199714 Nov 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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