Integration, Automation, & Communications

The integration of data from the wide assortment of devices found in the substation and the automation of control, metering, protection and communication are key components of the RPS offering. Including both green field and retrofit projects, RPS has extensive real-world experience helping our utility and industrial clients upgrade and optimize their electrical infrastructure and power management systems to:

  • Improve visibility to events on the grid
  • Better manage changes in load demand and energy expenses
  • Reducing capital and operating expenditures
  • Provide a more secure network
  • Address NERC CIP and other regulatory demands
  • Reducing system complexity while improving overall system integrity

RPS provides engineering, design and integration support for a broad class of substation Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) from the leading vendors, including:

  • Digital protective relays
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Remote Terminal Units
  • Digital Fault & Sequence of Events Recorders
  • Bay Control Units
  • Supporting monitoring and diagnostic sensors

We also offer services that integrate, configure and test the software and communications (using traditional and IEC 61850 protocols) technologies required to automate your project, including:

  • Protocol converters and communications processors
  • Data concentrators
  • HMI Software
  • Fault file management
  • Automation software
  • Firewall & security