Moxa's IEC 61850-3 Ethernet switches for use in substation automation and Smart Grid applications has been selected by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the largest electric power transmission and distribution company in China, to be installed in 500/220 kV high voltage substations. The PowerTrans series, distributed in Australia by CrispTec h, was submitted to a rigorous and extensive selection process that included exacting requirements such as EMI shielding that can deliver error-free performance in a variety of destructive EMI stress scenarios. Finally, the IEC 61850-3 Ethernet switches emerged as clear leaders and will be used to create highly reliable communications networks in harsh electric utility substation environments.
Senior director of Moxa Power and Transportation division, Leo Tsao, explains that this project “reaffirms Moxa's commitment and expertise in delivering solutions that will accelerate the "Smart Grid" revolution. Digital technology allows suppliers to deliver electricity to consumers in a more intelligent and efficient way, and are a key component of strategies to minimize resource consumption. Moxa's wide selection of rugged IEC 61850-3 products are certified ready for use in the demanding environments of power applications to create the Smart Grids of the future." explained.
Moxa's PowerTrans series of products has passed IEC 61850-3 and IEEE1613 certification testing conducted by KEMA, and features strong EMI immunity, -40 to 85°C operating temperature range, and redundancy functions for complex, high voltage substations.. The switches have been specifically designed to operate reliably in harsh electric utility substation environments.