Virtual Protection Relaying: The Future of Power Grid Protection

By ASE Kalkitech MarCom Webinar Recording

As the energy sector is confronted with the high penetration of renewable energy sources, one of the key aspects of the grid controls which are put under stress is the grid protection sub-system. To operate and maintain effective grid protection with high penetration of renewable resources require a level of agility and programmability for protection systems not available in today’s mainstream protection relay devices.

What’s more, when considering that there is still a large install base of older devices across the grid, utilities are faced with a generational decision on how to re-invent and reform their entire protection infrastructure for the agile, intelligent and digital grid.

This webinar describes the virtual protection relaying (VPR) concept – an architecture where software-defined and virtualized platforms are deployed to host the critical circuit protection functions for an advanced and agile grid. VPR decouples the protection functions from hardware-dependent systems, allowing them to be virtualized and hosted on software-defined platforms. This has a number of advantages, including:

– Increased flexibility and scalability
– Reduced costs
– Improved reliability and security

Are you interested in learning more about VPR and how it can benefit your utility?

Join us for our upcoming webinar, “Virtual Protection Relaying: The Future of Power Grid Protection.” In this webinar, we will discuss:

– The Need for Relay Virtualization
– Virtual Protection Relay Concepts
– The benefits of VPR
– How to Implement VPR
– Kalkitech / ASE VPR Lab supported by Intel