An Intelligent Electronic Device (IED, from English "Intelligent Electronic Device") is equipment used in power grids to manage, control, and protect electric power distribution systems. These devices are designed to improve the efficiency, safety and reliability of the electric power distribution system.
An IED consists of various sensors, microprocessors, memory and communication devices. These devices are able to collect information about the status of the distribution system and control the flow of electricity in real time. IEDs can be used for measuring and recording electrical parameters, protection against overload or short-circuit conditions, synchronization between generators, and power distribution.
The use of IEDs brings numerous benefits to the power distribution system. The devices improve the reliability and safety of the system because they can detect and respond quickly to abnormal and dangerous conditions. In addition, IEDs improve the efficiency of the distribution system, as they provide greater visibility and control over the flow of electricity.
In summary, IEDs are intelligent electronic devices used in power distribution networks. These devices are able to collect information about the status of the distribution system and control the flow of electricity in real time. The use of IEDs brings many benefits to the power distribution system by improving the reliability, safety and efficiency of the system. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)