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Description: The Institute of Power Engineering (IEn) is one of the largest institutes in Poland and Central Europe providing research in the field of energy technologies. The Institute is a modern state owned research and development center. The Institute covers a wide area of energy research from expert works for the power sector, to investigations of the most advanced technologies of energy generation, such as fuel cells, clean coal technologies and renewable energy sources. The advantage of the Institute is the experienced scientific, engineering and technical staff as well as numerous modern, sometimes unique laboratory facilities.



Performance evaluation of AMI PLC communication Laboratory (COM AMI LAB)

Description: The COM AMI LAB is established to carry out tests for performance evaluation of PLC PRIME communication between data concentrators and electricity meters supplied by different vendors. The following performance measures can be determined: – data acquisition capability, i.e. the ratio of the number of successfully performed data reading commands and the total number of data reading commands issued by the concentrator during the test, – the average transmission delay, i.e. the average delay measured between the time of issuing data reading command by the concentrator and the time of data response to this reading command during the test.
Mobile Equipment
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Static Equipment
3-phase autotransformer

Description: (3 x 10 A)
3-phase LISN

Description: (Low Impedance Stabilization Network) – LV AC, 3 x 10A
3-phase LV disturbance generator/analyzer/recorder

Description: 3-phase LV disturbance generator/analyzer/recorder for the frequency band 3 – 150 kHz based on NI USB-6366 module with serial 3-phase LV network coupler and internally developed LabView-based PC software.
4 racks for meters and concentrators (DUTs)

PRIME protocol sniffer

Power System Analysis Laboratory

Description: The laboratory is based on modern PCs with a variety of professional software and is used for different kinds of power system analyses, from load flow to EMTP. More than 20 computers is available. The laboratory also contains a real-time power system simulator set up in a network environment. This simulator is capable of simulating dynamic behavior of a large power system. A part of the laboratory serves the purpose of a hardware-in-the-loop real time testing and prototyping of different devices.
Static Equipment
4 desktop setups

Description: entium Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or better, mainly used for real-time simulation based on Simulink Real-Time, equipped with I/O cards for data acquisition and control
IBM Xeon server
Mobile Equipment
16 laptops

Description: Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz or better
4 Tektronix Oscilloscopes

Power System Automation Laboratory

Description: In the Power System Automation laboratory it is possible to perform diagnostic tests and first run test of the control devices for voltage and reactive power regulation in power system. The tests are performed to confirm technical requirements of devices and to confirm the correctness of new implemented algorithms. Tests are carried out by hardware-in-the-loop simulation method.
For the needs of the laboratory a complete SCADA development system was created in the Institute. Laboratory SCADA can use IEC-60870-101, IEC-60870-103, IEC-60870-104, DNP 3.0, Modbus and S7 (Siemens) communication protocols. Other protocols e.g. ICCP/TASE.2 can be implemented by means of OPC servers.
Static Equipment
Communication systems

Communication test set

Description: ASE 2000
Industrial programmable controllers

Description: Produced by ABB, Siemens, and Sprecher
Power supplies and signaling systems

Mobile Equipment
Portable Computer

Description: It is possible to prepare a simulation test stand based on the portable computer.


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last updated:02.09.2016

Institute of Power Engineering (IEN)