Substations are the building blocks for any grid. ABB has been automating those substations ensuring highest interoperability, thanks to international standards like IEC 61850, and providing grid operators and owners with highest efficiency and increased productivity. Without adequate protection those substations can quickly come tumbling down. ABB has been preventing that happening successfully during the last 100 years, with protective relays and breakers connected over bulletproof telecommunications.
Modern automation nowadays is digital. So digital substations can increase controllability, facilitate the integration of intermittent renewables and improve safety by replacing copper cabling with fiber optics. ABB Grid Automation enables the digitalization of the grid so that our customers can improve reliability and ensure safe and clean energy supply to their consumers.