Upgrade of SSC600 enables cost-effective direct communication with control center

Introducing support for the remote communication protocol IEC 60870-5-104 reduces the number of components in the distribution network and the amount of engineering.

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ABB Ability™ smart substation control and protection for electrical systems SSC600 represents a new approach to protection and control in distribution networks – centralizing all protection and control functionality in one single device on substation level.

SSC600 now introduces support for the remote communication protocol IEC 60870-5-104 which allows direct connection to an upper-level system, such as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), without a gateway in between. The ability to communicate directly with the control center instead of via an external gateway reduces the number of network components, which makes it a cost-effective choice. With less components in the substation system, the amount of engineering is also reduced. In addition, configuration of gateways usually requires special skills, whereas adopting IEC 60870-5-104 is both fast and easy. IEC 60870-5-104 is configured using the same familiar setting and configuration tool, PCM600, which is used for configuring not only SSC600 but the whole range of Relion® products.

Centralizing all protection and control functionality in one device in the substation reduces network complexity and supports optimal, lifelong asset management for the digital substation. Combined with merging units, SSC600 offers a unique and future-proof IEC 61850-compliant centralized protection and control solution. With only one device to modify, upgrading the entire substation system is fast and easy. The modular software allows customization and flexible modification to adapt to changing protection requirements for the lifetime of the digital substation. Continuous access to new software developments makes sure SSC600 benefits from the very latest technological advancements within protection and control to guarantee an always up-to-date substation system.

For more information, please visit the SSC600 introduction portal and the SSC600 product page or use ABB’s intuitive online Product Selection Tool (PST) to easily configure your unique product – with no risk of configuration errors. PST also allows convenient access to the latest product and price information.

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