C.5 IEC 61850 IMPLEMENTATION VIA ENERVISTA UR SETUP
DOI: Instantiated Data Object
IED: Intelligent Electronic Device
LDInst: Instantiated Logical Device
LNInst: Instantiated Logical Node
SCL: Substation Configuration Description Language. The configuration language is an application of the Extensible
Markup Language (XML) version 1.0.
SDI: Instantiated Sub DATA; middle name part of a structured DATA name
UR: GE Multilin Universal Relay series
URI: Universal Resource Identifier
URS: UR-series relay setting file
XML: Extensible Markup Language
The following SCL variants are also used:
ICD: IED Capability Description
CID: Configured IED Description
SSD: System Specification Description
SCD: Substation Configuration Description
The following IEC related tools are referenced in the procedures that describe the IED configuration process for IEC 61850:
System configurator or Substation configurator: This is an IED independent system level tool that can import or
export configuration files defined by IEC 61850-6. It can import configuration files (ICD) from several IEDs for system
level engineering and is used to add system information shared by different IEDs. The system configuration generates
a substation related configuration file (SCD) which is fed back to the IED configurator (for example, EnerVista UR
Setup) for system related IED configuration. The system configurator should also be able to read a system specifica-
tion file (SSD) to use as base for starting system engineering, or to compare it with an engineered system for the same
IED configurator: This is a vendor specific tool that can directly or indirectly generate an ICD file from the IED (for
example, from a settings file). It can also import a system SCL file (SCD) to set communication configuration parame-
ters (that is, required addresses, reception GOOSE datasets, IDs of incoming GOOSE datasets, etc.) for the IED. The
IED configurator functionality is implemented in the EnerVista UR Setup software.
Before creating an ICD file, the user can customize the IEC 61850 related settings for the IED. For example, the IED name
and logical device instance can be specified to uniquely identify the IED within the substation, or transmission GOOSE
datasets created so that the system configurator can configure the cross-communication links to send GOOSE messages
from the IED. Once the IEC 61850 settings are configured, the ICD creation process will recognize the changes and gener-
ate an ICD file that contains the updated settings.
Some of the IED settings will be modified during they system configuration process. For example, a new IP address may be
assigned, line items in a Transmission GOOSE dataset may be added or deleted, or prefixes of some logical nodes may be
changed. While all new configurations will be mapped to the C30 settings file when importing an SCD file, all unchanged
settings will preserve the same values in the new settings file.
These settings can be configured either directly through the relay panel or through the EnerVista UR Setup software (pre-
ferred method). The full list of IEC 61850 related settings for are as follows:
Network configuration: IP address, IP subnet mask, and default gateway IP address (access through the Settings >
Product Setup > Communications > Network menu tree in EnerVista UR Setup).
Server configuration: IED name and logical device instance (access through the Settings > Product Setup > Com-
munications > IEC 61850 > Server Configuration menu tree in EnerVista UR Setup).
Logical node prefixes, which includes prefixes for all logical nodes except LLN0 (access through the Settings > Prod-
uct Setup > Communications > IEC 61850 > Logical Node Prefixes menu tree in EnerVista UR Setup).
C.5.2 CONFIGURING IEC 61850 SETTINGS
C30 Controller System