Distribution Control Centre: Software Integration

R. P. Gupta 1  and R. K. Varma 2
  • 1 Distribution Automation Research Centre, Crompton Greaves Ltd.
  • 2 The University of Western Ontario, London

This paper proposes an agent based integration strategy for software elements at the Distribution Control Centre (DCC). The proposed agent-based software integration enables to "plug-and-play" new software applications developed by any vendor or developer with no or minimal changes in the existing software system at DCC. Consequently, it permits the development of the distribution automation system in a phased manner by different vendors. The strategy has been successfully implemented and tested in an actual 10 MVA, 33 kV distribution system to validate its efficacy.

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