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Teknillinen tiedekunta, 2013

Söderbacka, Christian

The GOOSE Protocol

Ohjaaja/Valvoja (DI):
Jarmo Alander
Sähkö- ja energiatekniikan koulutusohjelma (DI)
Tutkielman kieli:
The majority of the electrical substations built today conform to the international standard IEC 61850 that uniformly defines the communication between the various intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) of the substation automation system. The success of the standard in substation automation has expanded its application to new areas, such as wind power, hydro power, and smart grids. For this thesis, the most intriguing use of the standard is its application to the communication between the control system of internal combustion engines and other equipment in a power plant.

The main objective of this thesis is to gain early experience on the use of the Generic Object Oriented Substation Events (GOOSE) protocol, which is often considered the most prominent communication protocol of IEC 61850. In this thesis, the standard IEC 61850 is described, and its most fundamental concepts are illustrated by clear examples. An application based on open source software has been developed in the Linux-environment in conjunction with this thesis. The application enables two IEDs from different manufacturers to exchange GOOSE messages. The emphasis of the thesis is thus on the presentation of the GOOSE protocol and the developed application.

The results show that the GOOSE protocol provides compatible interfaces for information exchange between IEDs provided by different manufacturers, and can be seen as a viable option as a future communication protocol. IEC 61850 will likely be put into service in engine power plants, in the near future. The schedule partially depends on the development of the markets and the requirements of the customers.
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