In April 2016, PSC and ActewAGL have successfully completed the testing of Teleprotection over MPLS. ActewAGL owns and operates the electricity and gas networks in ACT, Australia.
The project involved the design of an MPLS network to carry Teleprotection traffic which PSC helped develop, as an extension to the successful rollout of ActewAGL’s MPLS core which started two years ago, in which PSC assisted as well.
The trial was completed in Canberra Australia using the current MPLS equipment. The test involved the use of multi-vendor relays with protection test equipment as well as MPLS service activation test equipment. The test was a successful collaborative effort between ActewAGL’s Business Systems Division, Networks Communications and Protection Engineering teams and PSC.