Sept. 13, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. EST
IEC 61850 GOOSE (Generic Object-Oriented Substation Event) communication has been implemented in many substation automation applications, such as automatic transfer scheme, bus protection, and power management system. With advantages introduced by GOOSE, it also brings challenges to protection and control engineers. IEC 61850 standard comprises advanced communication and computer science technology with which protection and control engineers are not familiar. This paper examines GOOSE configuration, message structure, parameters, and actual communication capture in detail, analyses different fault situations in real world, evaluates communication diagnostic features, and provides a systematic troubleshooting approach for troubleshooting GOOSE communication issues. Average Commission Time is proposed and used to measure the time and cost for system commission. This approach has been adopted in system integration for the past two years. System commissioning time was improved by 75%. System integration and commissioning cost have been dramatically saved.