The energy supplier Stadtwerke Kempen GmbH (Germany) not only wanted to meet the highest possible safety standards in the new construction of a 10 kV medium-voltage substation, but also to be prepared for all conceivable operating conditions in the future. In order to meet this requirement, the decision was made in favor of modern digital substation communication in accordance with IEC 61850.
Since Stadtwerke did not have the necessary know-how to set up such a system at the beginning of the project, OMICRON was called in to support the project and for the subsequent commissioning test. For the IEC 61850 tests, the test solution StationScout was used, in which two employees of the municipal utility were additionally trained. The actual factory acceptance tests were then carried out jointly under OMICRON's leadership.
We talked to Reinhard Bretzke, head of the power supply division and responsible project manager at Stadtwerke Kempen, about the collaboration.