Smart substation control and protection SSC600 SW

Centralized protection and control for distribution substations

ABB has launched the first virtualized protection and control solution with Smart Substation Control and Protection SSC600 SW. The virtualized product enables customers to use the hardware of their choice and gain access to same proven protection and control functionality as with ABB’s turnkey solution, SSC600.

SSC600 SW is the virtualized version of the Smart Substation Control and Protection SS600 device. In 2018, ABB introduced this revolutionary approach to protection and control (P&C) in distribution networks, where all the P&C functionality is centralized into one single device. One SSC600 device can handle the tasks of 30 protection relays. Centralizing this functionality into only one device in the substation reduces network complexity and supports optimal, lifelong asset management and up to 15 percent savings in substation life cycle costs.

Combining SSC600 SW with merging units creates an IEC 61850-compliant centralized protection and control solution. The modular software can be flexibly modified for the entire lifetime of the digital substation and allows SSC600 SW to change with the evolving grid. SSC600 SW builds on ABB’s solid and proven technological foundation manifested in the renowned Relion®  family of protection and control relays.


  • Centralized protection and control


  • Can be installed on hardware of your choice
  • Centralized protection and control for reduced network complexity
  • Easy and efficient process management with station-wide process visibility
  • Extensive application coverage for flexibility and optimal cost-effectiveness
  • Fully modular software for maximum flexibility throughout the substation’s entire life cycle
  • Designed to support the increasing digitalization of substations
  • Easy-to-use, cybersecure fleet management with ADAM


  • Supported virtual machine environments: KVM, VMware, enabled by Intel® Xeon® Gold processors
  • IEC 61850-compliant communication and interoperability between substation automation devices
  • Centralized protection and control in one single device for up to 30 feeder, motor and transformer bays
  • Comprehensive Web HMI (human-machine interface) including station-wide HMI functionalities
  • Disturbance recordings for the entire substation
  • Extensive digital services throughout the substation’s entire life cycle

Are you looking for support or purchase information?

Ready to configure your product order code?

Go to ABB Relays-Online

Technical documentation portal

Technical documentation for this product is available on our technical documentation portal. On this portal, you can quickly search topics in all available technical documentation. You can also print topics of your choice to PDF format. As a registered user you will be able to bookmark and add your own comments in your own personal book. You can save the documents you need the most as collections and you can use them also in offline mode.

ABB Library

In ABB Library you can find other product related material. For now, please also use ABB Library to find technical documentation of earlier product versions.
Loading documents

Related offering

Select region / language