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Panel: Protective Relaying Virtualization Development, Deployment and Use Cases

March 8, 2022
The panel will explore pilot developments in virtual protective relaying along with hardware, software and limitations in terms of protection applications that can be virtualized.

The transmission and distribution industry is seeing unprecedented growth in opportunities surrounding digitalization. With this development there are now opportunities to virtualize protective relaying applications, which opens up the ability to consolidate hardware, present additional use cases with data creation/utilization and hardware management optimization. These developments will be examined against conventional microprocessor-based power system protection schemes.

The panel will explore pilot developments in virtual protective relaying along with hardware, software and limitations in terms of protection applications that can be virtualized. Along with pilot schemes, the panel will explore developments with migration to hardware-agnostic schemes that are not engineered specifically for the power industry (i.e. high-powered server platforms).

The panel will also explore standards development activities which are beginning to form along with working groups which are looking to develop industry guidance with virtual protective relaying.

The panel will also explore potential risks of deploying virtual protective relaying from a protection security/reliability perspective, cybersecurity risk perspective and O&M maintenance perspective.

Kevin Ludwig, technology portfolio manager, Global Transmission at Black & Veatch, chairs the panel. Other presenters include:

  • Munish Maggon, ABB
  • Craig Preuss, Black & Veatch
  • Sean Boyer, Entergy
  • Prithpal Khajuria, Intel
  • Glen Patton, Black & Veatch
  • Joemoan Xavier, ABB

Room: Rm 292

Session Number: PN35

Wednesday, April 27, 2022: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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