Compatibility and Interoperability Evaluation of All-digital Protection Systems Based on IEC 61850-9-2 Communication Standard Conference Paper uri icon


  • Recent development of electronic instrument transformers and use of digital relays allow the development of an all-digital protection system, where the traditional analog, hardwired, interface has been replaced with a digital communication link (process bus) based on IEC 61850-9-2 standard. An all-digital system should provide compatibility and interoperability so that different electronic instrument transformers can be connected to different digital relays (under a multi-vendor connection). Since the novel all-digital system composed of IEDs from multiple vendors has never been implemented and/or tested in practice so far, its performance needs to be evaluated. This paper presents a methodology for performance and compatibility evaluation of an all-digital protection system. The test results obtained using a digital simulator test bench and comparison of the compatibility of systems provided by different manufactures are discussed. 2008 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2008 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting - Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Djekic, Z., Portillo, L., & Kezunovic, M.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Djekic, Zarko||Portillo, Levi||Kezunovic, Mladen

publication date

  • July 2008