Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
Alstom Grid unveils P60 Agile range of range of intelligent electronic devices
By Anthony Capkun
April 5, 2013 – Alstom Grid’s P60 Agile—its new range of intelligent electronic devices (IEDs)—promises a “one-box solution” for the protection, control, recording and measurement of electrical power systems. Alstom says it is well suited to smart distribution networks, and is intended for utility operators and industry. The P60 Agile range comprises the P161 non-directional feeder, P162 with directional earth-fault and P163 directionalized feeder management IEDs. The Agile range offers switchgear control, aided by the single-line-diagram display, On/Off switching via the function keys and programmable bay and interbay interlocks. Up to five switchgear elements may be switched by the P60 Agile bay control models. The single-line diagram for the bay or a subset of the substation, along with relevant data such as measurements or alarms, may be generated by the user via the P60 configuration tool, aided by integrated graphical icons. Remote controls are facilitated by the relay’s SCADA communication interfaces.