India: Siemens has set up the Protection Automation and Control Laboratory, an integral part of POWERGRID Advanced Research and Technology Centre (PARTeC) for Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID).
The laboratory located in Manesar, Haryana is the first of its kind in India.
The laboratory has been designed to be used for advanced studies and research on digital substation technologies, multivendor interoperability studies, conformance tests of servers, clients and engineering tools, cybersecurity-related vulnerabilities and patch management activities, network optimization tests and studies, training and competency building.
According to Siemens, the laboratory expands the spectrum of research and technology development that the PARTeC is capable of. The laboratory has a robust test bed to facilitate detailed studies on new transmission technologies. Siemens supplied various digital substation technologies, including process bus and cybersecurity compliant Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs), simulation tools, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61850-10 IED conformance tool, and the latest communication and networking equipment. Siemens was also involved in engineering, installation, testing and training.