Study for CIGRE WG D2.38 – Operational Readiness for Cyber Threats. The Newton-Evans staff is conducting an international survey of electric utility IT and OT organizations to learn about the current status of preparations and readiness to minimize the impact of cyber threats. Utilities that participate with us in this “pro bono” study for CIGRE will be entitled to share in the findings and recommendations from the survey and from the guidance to be set forth in a 2016 CIGRE technical brochure.
2015-2017 Substation Automation U.S. Market Overview Series: Newton-Evans is in the process of releasing a new series of market synopses concerning 14 components of electric power substation modernization in the United States. Fourteen report summaries are available individually or as a complete series. Taken together the fourteen components reported in the series accounted for an estimated $1.7 Billion in 2014 shipments to U.S. utility and industrial customers. Growing at an average rate of about six percent, Newton-Evans expects 2017 shipment values to reach nearly $2 Billion.
Included in the series are these individual topics: SA01 – Remote Terminal Units; SA02 – Programmable Logic controllers; SA03 – Substation Automation Platforms; SA04 – Multifunction Meters and Recorders; SA05 – Inter-Utility Revenue Meters; SA06 – Digital Relays; SA07 – Digital Fault Recorders; SA08 – Sequence of Events Recorders; SA09 – Power Quality Recorders; SA10 – Substation Reclosers; SA11 – Substation Automation Integration Specialists; SA12 – Substation Communications; SA13 – Substation Voltage Regulators; SA14- Substation Precision Timing Clocks. The report summaries are available individually at $150 per report, or the group of 14 report summaries is available for only $975.00.
2015-2017 Protective Relay U.S. Market Overview Series: Newton-Evans is now underway with work to update the 2012 series on protection and control. A total of ten market summaries will become available on April 10. The P&C series will include the following topical summaries:
PR01 – Feeder Relays; PR02 – Transmission (Distance, Overcurrent, Line Differential) Relays; PR03 – Generator Relays’ PR04 – Bus and Busbar Relays; PR05 Transformer Protection Relays; PR06 – Motor Control Relays; PR07 – Electro-Mechanical Relays; PR08 – Drop-In Control Houses; PR09 – Synchrophasors (PDUs/PDCs); PR10 – Teleprotection. The report summaries will be available individually at $150 per report, or the group of 10 report summaries will be available for $875.00.
Worldwide Study of the Protective Relay Marketplace In Electric Utilities (2015-2017). Newton-Evans staff is preparing to undertake a major update to the four volume flagship study of protective relay use in utilities around the world. We need to hear back from interested parties as to whether this study should be scheduled for a spring kick-off or whether we should defer work on this massive study until autumn 2015. Early commitments will mean lower subscription prices and earlier reports availability. Please provide your thoughts and information requirements on the study’s timing and desired content to us.
Commissioned Studies: Privately funded studies this first quarter include North American assessment of the recloser market; cyber security topics; ADMS market overview; software module pricing for AMI-OMS related systems; new compilation of North American EHV/HV and MV substations, transmission and distribution line mileage totals. (By state and by type and size of utility).