SC B5 conference: Actual Trends in Development of Power System Protection and Automation

03/06/2013 - 07/06/2013
- RU

Organisation : CIGRE Russia

Actual Trends in Development of Power System Protection and Automation


Conference Objectives

Reliable operation of the Unified Electric System (UES) of Russia requires modernization of complete electric networks, improvement in system technological control, including the implementation of modern relay protection and automatic control systems in normal and emergent operating conditions. These goals are mandatory due to operational problems with existing equipment, as well as the need to transfer existing electric power system to modern intellectual systems (smart grid).

System Operator of Unified Power System (SO UPS), RUS Hydro, RNC CIGRĖ and VNIIR organize for this reason the 4th International Conference on Actual Trends in Development of Power System Protection and Automation. .

The goal of the conference is to discuss the existing and prospective directions in development of the architecture, structural principles and functional algorithms of Relay Protection and System Emergency Control (RPC) systems, to improve their tools, to define the principal trends and methods of increasing their performance and reliability, based on state-of-the-art achievements and experiences gained by the world’s leading experts in the area of RPC and represented in the activities of CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems) Study Committee B5  Protection and Automation .

Preferential Subjects
  1. Worldwide practices in implementation of IEC 61850 Standard .
  2. New Generation of Smart Substations.
  3. Issues of control and protection related to Smart Grid.
  4. Remote access and RPC cyber security issues.
  5. Methods for the technical improvement of devices and increasing RPC system reliability
  6. Current trends in the development of control systems operating in normal and emergent system conditions.
  7. WAMPAC application practices and development issues.
  8. Issues related to the implementation, operation and maintenance of  RPC systems on the platform of Smart Electronic Devices.


Organizing Committee


N. G. Shulghinov (SO UPS, Russia)


R. Sh. Alzhanov (RUS Hydro, Russia)


M. Ya. Yabuzarov (RUS Hydro, Russia)

V. S. Peshkov (RNC CIGRE, Russia)

G. S. Nudelman (VNIIR, Russia)

Ye. Yu. Kononenko (SO UPS, Russia)

Program Committee


A. V. Zhukov (SO UPS, Russia)


J. Zakonjšek (Relarte Ltd., Slovenia)


A. Apostolov (PAC World, USA)

J. Cardenas (GE Digital Energy, Spain)

Z. Gajić (ABB AB, Sweden)

H-J. Herrmann (Siemens, Germany)

P. Lee (Myongji University, Korea)

K. Martin (Electric Power Group, USA)

R. Moxley (SEL Inc., USA)

J-M. Ordacgi Filho (ONS, Brazil)

G. S. Nudelman (RNC CIGRE В5 /VNIIR, Russia)

M. I. Maltsev (RUS Hydro, Russia)

S. V. Ivanov (RNC CIGRE В5/ RC Bresler)                               

N. A. Doni (EKRA, , Russia)

A. S. Rasputin (ProSoft Systems, Russia)

V. S. Vorobiov (SO UPS, Russia)

Ye. I. Satsuk (SO UPS, Russia)

T. G. Gorelik (NIIPT Institute, Russia)

V. I. Nagai (SRSTU (NPI), Russia)

A. L. Kulikov (Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University (NSTU), Russia)


Call for Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts not exceeding one A4-sized page min 400 words via e-mail to the conference Secretariat

Abstracts should comprise the following items: Full title of the paper, Authors (name, organization, country), Contact person (name, email address, phone number and fax), Keywords (maximum seven keywords), Summary of the paper (original contributions should be emphasized).

The papers  will be selected upon the review of abstracts and included in the conference program after final review of the complete papers; the authors will be duly notified about their paper selection.


Principal Dates


November 1, 2012Deadline for abstract submission
December 20, 2012Authors notified about abstract acceptance
February 22, 2013Deadline for full papers submission
March 18, 2013Authors notified about acceptance and required modifications
April 15, 2013Final paper submission
May 13, 2013Deadline for registration

The city of Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk from 1924 to 1991,), an administrative, industrial, cultural, scientific and research center of the Urals Region, has the status of the center of the Urals Federal District. Situated on the border between Europe and Asia in the Mid-Urals, the city is a strategic center of Russia, connecting the country’s European and Asian parts. Yekaterinburg has more than 600 historic and cultural monuments. The city is home to the Presidium of the Urals Department  of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 45 research institutions and 20 government-owned higher education institutions. 

The city’s history dates back to the 18th century. In 1723, the construction of Russia’s largest iron works began on the Iset River banks pursuant to the decree issued by Emperor Peter I. The fortress was named Yekaterinburg in honor of Empress Catherine I, the spouse of Peter I. The city was erected as the capital of the mining territory. In the first years of its operation, the Yekaterinburg works left behind the remaining domestic and global iron and steel manufacturers in terms of technology. Yekaterinburg has been a large industrial center since it was founded. Mechanical engineering originated in Yekaterinburg in the early 19th century; heavy engineering, during the 20th-centiry industrialization period. 220 large and medium enterprises, including businesses specialized in the development and production of RPC devices, are currently registered in Yekaterinburg. Yekaterinburg hosts the Integrated Dispatch Administration of Urals Energy Systems, a Branch of SO UPS.

Conference Secretariat

Moscow, 109074, Kitaigorodsky pr-d, d. 7, str. 3

Olga Tikhonova

Tel.: 8(495)627-83-21

Fax: 8(499)788-17-27


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