Using the integrated electrical automation solution in combination with IEC 61850 substations, Experion becomes a single process and electrical automation solution. By providing both a direct control level interface and a direct HMI interface, Experion can provide users the data balance they require. For smaller systems, users may choose to bring all the data through the control layer and on to HMI. For larger systems, it may make more sense not to burden the control layer with all the additional processing and route data for HMI directly from the devices.
In addition to IEC 61850, Experion offers standard integration of a range of protocols used in the power industry, including DNP3, IEC 60870 and Modbus, all in serial or TCP, plus Profibus-DP. In addition, OPC can be used to offer integration with non-IEC 61850 electrical devices.