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B5 Protection and Automation


To facilitate and promote the progress of engineering and the international ex­change of information and knowledge in the field of protection and automation.  To add value to this information and knowledge by means of synthesising state of the art practices and developing recommendations.


Study Committee B5 covers principles, design, applications, co-ordination, per­formance and asset management of:

  • System protection;
  • Substation control and automation;  and
  • Remote control systems and equipment - metering systems and equipment.

All technical, organisational and economical aspects are considered, including staff education and training.  Emphasis is placed on design and application of digital technology and modern integrated system approach including hardware and soft­ware for the acquisition of system state information, local and remote data com­munication, and execution of control commands.


Each Study Committee oversees a number of Working Groups.