Protection & Automation Laboratories at UWO
Protection and Automation Laboratories’ state of art unique
facilities provide excellent platform, to conduct innovative research, and also
to develop prototype for the real world implementation of research innovation.
A total three laboratories have been set-up at UWO are as
Supported by GE (General Electric) Multilin
Photo of GE Digital Energy Innovation Lab
inauguration (left to right: Dr. Tarlochan Sidhu, Professor and Chair of
ECE Dept. at University of Western Ontario,
Larry Sollecito President & CEO, Juan Macias, General Manager, Protection
& Control, GE Digital Energy)
Supported by Schweitzer Engineering Lab Inc.
In Photo Partial
view of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory
with latest protective relay panels.
3) Power System Simulation Laboratory
There laboratories have extensive and unique facilities for
research in the area of power system protection and automation.
Real-Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) and Real-Time
Playback Simulator (RTP)
DSP-based relay development systems
Prototype development facilities for IEC 61850 based
Substation Automation & Protection
Commercial Protective Relays
Varieties of latest commercial protective
relays are available in laboratories from various manufacturers.
RuggedCom Communication Network Devices with Time
Rack mount Industrial Computers for building
prototypes development of Protection & Automation Devices
QNX Real-Time Operating System (http://www.qnx.com/)
Communication network simulation tool: OPNET
PSCAD for Power System Transient Analysis
MATLAB for New Protection Algorithms and Scheme
SISCO MMS Easy Lite for IEC 61850
PSS®E : High-Performance Transmission Planning
Application for the Power Industry (http://www.energy.siemens.com/hq/en/services/power-transmission-distribution/power-technologies-international/software-solutions/pss-e.htm)