over 20 IEDs in the system, reliable communications are necessary.
Powered with ESAC communications, each of the IEDs successfully communicates important information such as breaker status,
voltage, current, and protection status to the operator. Screens such as the Schematic
seen here inform the operator of the current system state and allow
control if authorized to do so.
at Hydro One Brampton uses the reports created by the ESAC Reporting
system as a source of important information. The data from the
reports is used to generate appropriate operational
guidelines, maintenance schedules, and load growth assessments.
In order to monitor their various locations closely,
management requested a channel reaching each of the existing and future
SCADA locations in Brampton. This channel would communicate audio,
video and data signals to their central offices. Since the
scalability and reliability of the system was of utmost importance, ESAC
designed a self-healing fibre-ring communication system to link all such locations
around the city.