Design and implementation of a feeder automation system for distribution networks

Ozay N., GÜVEN A. N., Buyuksemerci A., Fettahlioglu M.

1999 International Conference on Electric Power Engineering, PowerTech Budapest 1999, Budapest, Hungary, 29 August - 02 September 1999, pp.122 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ptc.1999.826553
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Page Numbers: pp.122
  • Keywords: Distribution automation, Feeder automation, Graphical user interfaces, Power distribution, SCADA systems
  • TED University Affiliated: No


This paper presents the design specifications and features of the automation system that is currently being applied to the distribution network of Istanbul. This system as a whole (software and hardware) has been designed, implemented, tested and integrated using the highest technology available complying with relevant international standards. Most prominent feature of the system is the capability of automatic fault detection and isolation on medium voltage feeders, a function which became a necessity with the decision of voltage uprating in medium voltage distribution in Istanbul. The system also provides distribution SCADA functionalities by utilizing fiber-optic cables as the communication medium. Being developed with an open system approach, the system could easily be extended to include other distribution automation functions.