Distribution Automation

Structure Type: Course
Code: ISTS1201
Type: Elective
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 2.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Koski, Jari
Teacher Team: Koski, Jari ; Mäkinen, Olavi
Language of Instruction: English

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
I-ST-2010   4 autumn   3.0        
I-ST-2010V   4 autumn   3.0        
I-ST-2011   4 autumn   3.0        
I-ST-2012   4 autumn   3.0        
I-ST-2012V   4 autumn   3.0        
I-ST-2013   4 autumn   2.0        
ST-2014   4 autumn   2.0        
ST-2014V   3 spring   2.0        
ST-2015   4 autumn   2.0        
ST-2015V   3 spring   2.0        
ST-2016V   3 spring   2.0        
ST-2016   4 autumn   2.0        
ST-2017   4 autumn   2.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student gets familiar with typical functionality of the distribution automation system. He/she knows how to create and configure an application in the electrical distribution network control system (SCADA).

Student's Workload

The total amount of student's work is 54 h, which contains 28 h of contact studies. The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

IST6003 Electrical Utilities
IST6004 Electric Power Networks
ISTS1101 Relay Protection
ISTS1103 Design of Distribution Networks


Typical functionality of the distribution automation system. Get familiar with a network control system application design e.g. process displays, alarm handling and report generation. Typical hardware used in distribution automation system and communication options for a data exchange. The functionality of a distribution management system.

Recommended or Required Reading

Lecture and assignment material compiled by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures 20 h, PC exercises 8 h.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.

Grade 3: The student is well-abled to utilize the course contents.

Grade 1: The student knows those subjects of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life.

Assessment Methods

Exam and activity demonstrated in PC-exercises