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Substation automation with zenon

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Transition to digital substations with zenon

Use zenon Energy Edition for effective and secure operation of substations – locally or remotely. You will benefit from quick project configuration, simple operation and maximum security.


zenon Energy Edition from COPA-DATA is the ideal software for substation automation as it allows you to control both individual and multiple switching stations at substations. You can use the system as:



Optimal safeguard against substation failures

Many criteria can affect the planning and operation of substations. To ensure uninterrupted energy supply, zenon guarantees seamless redundancy in various ways along with cutting-edge technology including the Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP).


Interlockings can be engineered into the project to protect substation equipment to prevent errors in operation. Repetitive switching tasks can be executed automatically through tools like the Command Sequencer. You can therefore actively increase operating security.


Fully automated or on-site operation

zenon is a flexible platform for all conceivable degrees of substation automation. You can use the software for unmanned, automated operation of substations, as well as on-site operation with the intuitive user interface. Regardless of where operations are taking place, zenon’s industry-leading visualization provides the most informed view of all connected sites.


Whether working locally in the substation or centrally from a control center, operators have full control across sites using zenon’s customizable user interface.



Efficient engineering – create projects by drag and drop

Configure your substation quickly and avoid errors, without having to write a single line of programming code. zenon is structured in a completely object-oriented manner – you can create a robust library of common symbols and reuse them across projects. Integrate components, processes and functions easily with the click of a button. You can also configure and maintain extensive projects quickly and efficiently. Even complex functions such as interlockings or redundancies are integrated in zenon as a standard and can be configured out of the box. As a result, project development time can be significantly reduced.


IEC 61850 and more

zenon supports all common communication protocols in the energy industry. Configure your substation automation system with pre-prepared functions and connect to various types of hardware. This enables connections to a wide range of protocols, such as:


  • IEC 61850 Client/Server and GOOSE
  • IEC 61850 Edition 2 (certified by TÜV Süd)
  • IEC 61400-25
  • IEC 60870-5 (101/103/104)
  • DNP3
  • IEC 62056-21
  • OPC UA
  • Modbus
  • IEEE C37.118 (Synchrophasor)
  • IEC 61850-90-5


Explore additional functionalities

The zenon Software Platform offers additional functionalities that simplify the operation of substations, such as customizable visualizations, the Process Recorder, dynamic reporting, legally-compliant archiving and risk-free process simulations.


To learn more about how to configure, automate and operate your substations with zenon, contact us today.


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