Well-designed substations maintain reliable electricity supply and keep you and your customers connected and safe.

Entura understands that substation design must deliver plant that our clients can operate with a high degree of reliability, using their standards and conforming to their norms. But maintaining efficient and reliable supply isn’t the only consideration. Electricity carries inherent risks, and it is vital that you can be confident that your people and your customers are safe.

From 500kV transmission substations to low-voltage remote area power generation and distribution systems, Entura can provide complete power design services.

As part of Hydro Tasmania, we are one of Australia’s most experienced electrical infrastructure designers with extensive long-term experience with ageing infrastructure. We bring this depth of expertise to both greenfield and brownfield design and upgrades.

Our services include:

We understand that good communication across all design disciplines is paramount when designing or upgrading electrical infrastructures. Our teams are used to working closely together to deliver innovative solutions, specialising in the following design aspects:

Civil design

High voltage engineering

Secondary protection and control

Protection design – international standard IEC 61850

Our clients benefit from our comprehensive understanding of international standard IEC 61850, including knowledge of product limitations.

Entura can help you migrate to an IEC 61850 secondary system by analysing your protection assets, standard protection philosophies and documentation requirements. From this we provide implementation strategies and migration paths including IEC 61850 templates, standards documents and designs, or ready-to-install design packages.

We can provide IEC 61850 training to increase the capacity of your own staff, including hands-on sessions. In addition, we are experienced in designing and testing the mission critical Ethernet infrastructure necessary to provide the reliability and security demanded by the Australian National Electricity Market.

We also provide consultation services relating to augmentation, documentation and testing of existing IEC 61850 protection, SCADA and Ethernet network schemes.