Digital Substation

Within the framework of the Advancement of Power Networks focus area, the Digital Substation Innovation Forum aims to lead industry stakeholders into the next generation of distribution network substations to enable greater integration of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) and customer participation, underpinned by high-fidelity substation data, secure and resilient communication architectures, and intelligent monitoring, control and protection functions. The development of PNDC’s Digital Substation lab, with edge computing and the latest networking equipment, provides functional and performance testing tools to accelerate the modernisation of the distribution grid and enable the transition into new digital substation architectures.

Innovation Areas


Substation virtualisation

Resilient digital substation architectures

Solution integration and testing

Related News & Case Studies

Constellation (work in progress)

Digital Substation Engineering (work in progress)

Innovation Themes