Please find attached here my final quarterly E. S. Cornwall Scholarship report outlining my period of  employment from the 24 th of January 2013 to the 24th of May 2013.

During my final quarter with Iberdrola Engineering and Construction (IEC), I continued to work on the substation automation system (SAS) design for Scottish Power’s first two IEC 61850  implementation projects: the Windyhill 132kV Switchgear Replacement project and the Chapelcross 132kV Switchgear Replacement project.

After completing my placement with IEC in May, I was able to take advantage of the travel  opportunities facilitated by the scholarship and spend six weeks travelling overland from Europe to Vietnam before returning to Australia.

During this time, I was fortunate to be able to arrange a meeting with a senior power automation engineer at the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) in Beijing, to discuss the IEC 61850 developments currently taking place in China.

It should be noted that due to confidentiality, I am not able to include specific information relating to customer projects.

I welcome the your feedback on this report and the experience that I have gained throughout my scholarship tenure.

 

Please find attached here my fifth quarterly E. S. Cornwall Scholarship report outlining my period of employment from the 24th of October 2012 to the 24th of January 2013.

During the past three months with Iberdrola Engineering and Construction (IEC), I have been working on the substation automation system (SAS) base design for Scottish Power’s IEC 61850 pilot project; the Windyhill 132kV Switchgear Replacement project.

In addition to this, I have been involved with scoping the protection and control requirements for Scottish Power’s second IEC 61850 substation.

I have also provided input into an additional services project that aimed to scope the high level requirements of implementing Iberdrola’s IEC 61850 SAS standard (iSAS) in the Scottish Power network.

This quarter, I have also had the opportunity to visit a number of Scottish Power’s substations and also Scottish Power’s Whitelee wind farm, which is one of the largest on-shore wind farms in Europe.

It should be noted that due to confidentiality, I am not able to include specific information relating to customer projects.

I welcome your feedback on this report and my goals for the next quarter.

 

Please find linked here my fourth quarterly E. S. Cornwall Scholarship report outlining my period of  employment from the 23 July 2012 to the 23
October 2012.

This quarter I commenced work as a protection and control engineer with Iberdrola Engineering and Construction (IEC) in Glasgow.

During my time with IEC, I will be working as part of a small team to develop a new substation automation standard for ScottishPower based on IEC 61850. This standardisation work will be carried out in conjunction with an IEC 61850 pilot project.

Over the past few months, I have scoped the protection and control requirements for the pilot project and  undertaken the high level design, required by ScottishPower, as part of the initial design phase. In addition to this, I have been involved in evaluating the various bay level devices available on the market and assessing their level of compliance with Iberdrola’s IEC 61850 requirements as well as the specific requirements of the pilot project.

I have also had the opportunity, this quarter, to attend the biennial CIGRE session in Paris and visit the University of Strathclyde.

It should be noted that due to confidentiality, I am not able to include specific information relating to customer projects.

I welcome your feedback on this report and my goals for the next quarter.

 

Please find linked here my third quarterly report, outlining my period of employment from the 10th of April 2012 to the 30th of June 2012.

During my final quarter with ABB, I have been working in the test field, undertaking the system integration, system testing and ABB internal Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) for the Millmerran and Bulli Creek 330kV iPASS substations.

I have also had the opportunity to visit ABB’s IEC 61850 System Verification Centre (SVC) and attend a technical presentation on the SVC.

It should be noted that due to the confidential nature of the work I have undertaken I am not able to include any technical information relating to ABB specific tools and processes.

I welcome your feedback on this report and my goals for the next quarter.

This quarter concludes my nine month term with ABB Switzerland.

On the 23rd of July I commenced my next nine month placement in Scotland with Iberdrola Engineering and Construction (IEC), a subsidiary of the Iberdrola Group

 

Please find linked here my second quarterly report.

I have really enjoyed the last few months with ABB and have gained some excellent, hands-on experience.

I have spent the majority of my time this quarter working in the test field doing system configuration and testing.  In addition to the Powerlink projects, I have been able to gain exposure to a number of systems being implemented in the Middle East and Europe.  I have spent the last few weeks configuring and testing the Millmerran system and in the coming weeks I will begin the setup of the Bulli Creek system.

There is three more months with ABB, during which time I hope to be able to see both Powerlink projects through from the start of the detailed design phase to the handover to ABB Australia.

I was also very fortunate to have the opportunity to visit the Laufenburg substation in the north of Switzerland, which was the first high voltage substation in the world to be equipped with an IEC 61850 system.

It should be noted that due to the confidential nature of the work I have undertaken I am not able to include any technical information relating to ABB specific tools and processes or customer projects.

From a personal point of view, I have had many wonderful weekends travelling and skiing.   I am within a two hour train ride of many fantastic ski areas so I have certainly made the most of it this season!

I welcome your feedback on this report and my goals for the next quarter.  You could either:
1)  Leave a comment below; or
2)  Contact me via my profile on LinkedIn.

 

Please find attached here a publicly distributable copy of my first quarterly E. S. Cornwall Scholarship report outlining my period of employment from the 10th October 2011 to the 10th January 2012.

During my first three months with ABB, I have been involved with the system level detailed design for two of Powerlink’s iPASS IEC 61850 upgrade projects – Millmerran and Bulli Creek.

To date, I have undertaken the IEC 61850 system level engineering and MicroSCADA application engineering for both of these substations.

This experience has provided valuable insight into the tools, processes  and philosophies that ABB employ in IEC 61850 system design.  It should be noted that due to the confidential nature of the work I have undertaken I am not able to include any technical information relating to ABB specific tools and processes.

For my next quarter I will be continuing with ABB (details discussed in my report) – before moving on to work with a utility and consultancy firm.

I welcome your feedback on this report and my goals for the next quarter.

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