Substation Automation

ZIV counts with a vast experience as provider of substation automation solutions using integrated protection and control systems, integrating legacy and modern standards such as IEC 61850.

ZIV telecom solutions make possible the integration of all the available automation functions, enable communications between substations, control centers and even allow data to be exchanged between different distribution load centers.

Our Customer support centers provide engineering services based on experience and latest tecnhology to optimize the cost and resources of every single project. Cost-effective services based on:

  • Well experienced protection, automation and communication engineers.
  • A full range of products with in-house developed technology.
  • Dedicated R&D & Application resources to fully support the products.
  • A total commitment to customer satisfaction.



A ZIV successful turn-key solution for protection and automation, working with the main contractor, NRS GROUP, from Livingston (Scotland), GAMESA ENERGY UK LIMITED (GEUK) and WESTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION

ZIV Grid Automation was awarded with the contract to provide a turn-key solution for protection and automation at Llynfl Afan Renewable Energy Park. Working with the main contractor, the wind turbine manufacturer and WPD, ZIV applied 25 year experience contributing to bring this project into a successful end.

Llynfl Afan Renewable Energy Park consists of 12 wind turbines rated at 2MW each with a total installed capacity of 24MW. Renewable energies continue to increase their market share of the generation sector, shaping how we approach generation, transmission and distribution. The site of this project is on land in Neath Port Talbot (NPTCBC), Bridgend (BCBC) and Rhondda Cynon Taff (RCTCBC) County Borough Councils, in South Wales.

Case: 5_SAS_UK_LLyn_WPD

Active Network Management System:

ZIV Automation UK Limited (formerly CG power UK limited) also installed an Automation solution for WPD´s Soft Inter-tripping System (SIS) that provides online and detailed knowledge of the whole MV and LV grids, from home users to Secondary Substations. It consists of smart cabinet containing a USP 2.0 RTU and a BCC battery charger.

Turnkey Telecommunications Project – Angola

ZIV was awarded by the Portuguese engineering company EIP, a turnkey project for the supply of a complete telecommunication system for ENE, Angola´s National Utility.

Protection & Control Systems to monitor and improve PGCIL’s transmission capacity in Jharkhand, India

ZIV has supplied its first batch of ZIV protection, control, communication and monitoring products and systems to Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) Jharkhand, India. The project was jointly managed with CG’s Engineering Projects Division, India. It is intended to help monitor and improve PGCIL’s transmission capacity across the state.  

The deal involved the supply of one ZIV IEC-61850 SAS for the 220/132/33 kV Govindpur substation and the extension of the 132kV Manoharpur, Jaduguda, Dalbhumgarh, Jamtara, and Rourkela substations in the state of Jharkhand, India. It included the manufacture and supply of ZIV IEDs, systems integration and engineering services.

ZIV Substation Automation & Communication System for Renewable Plants. – 400/220kv Thermosolar Substation. Logrosan, Spain

ZIV designed an IEC61850 protection, automation and communication system for a group of substations, located in the Spanish province of Extremadura, that collect all the power from several Thermosolar plants in the area and deliver it to the REE (Red Electrica de España, Spanish transmission company). The system included an integrated protection and control system for the substations Termosolar-1, Termosolar-2, Colectora and Nodal. (10 P&C pannels and 2 metering pannel fully equipped).  It also included the communication system via fiber optic, including ZIV Teleprotection system,  and the integrated communication system to connect to REE Valdecaballeros Substation and to the collateral Solaben TV Plant system (six substations).

Kenya Power Substation Automation Systems

Kenya Power owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country and sells electricity to over 2.6 million customers (as at April 2014). The Company’s key mandate is to plan for sufficient electricity generation and transmission capacity to meet demand; building and maintaining the power distribution and transmission network and retailing of electricity to its customers.  ZIV Automation together with CG Power have been working with Kenya Power since 2009 to support their extensive re-electrification of the Nairobi and Mombasa regions to improve the reliability of supply to both domestic and industrial consumers. This included the implementation of a programme to upgrade/build 132/66/33kV substations and interconnecting 132kV overhead transmission lines. The programme had to be implemented in 4 phases each of which had to be executed in a short time frame with strict budgetary constraints.

Each substation is based on ZIV´s automation solution utilising RTU and HMI products. The RTU is based on our well established XCell hardware with its multi-protocol communications capability. The protection relays include ZIV’s range of products communicating via the IEC61850 protocol.

ZIV e-NEt tool  is the software application, user friendly and capable to configure all ZIV SAS IEDs:

  • Intelligent Electronic Devices IEDs)
  • Substation Central Units (RTUs)
  • GPS clocks
  • Switches
  • Terminal Servers
  • Merging Units
  • RIO modules

Key features:

  • Multiprotocol (IEC 61850, DNP3, IEC 101/104, Modbus)
  • Graphic Interface (drag & drop mode).
  • Graphic Editor for Logics (IEC 31131, function block diagram)
  • Project mode /stand alone mode
  • Partial insertion of elements
  • Automatic mapping of user signals
  • Third-party IEDs integration.

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