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Business Need •Client owns a Protection, Automation & Control Integrated Solution for Substation Automation •To improve system quality by developing an effective “Firewall” to detect defects before they reach the end-user •To reduce cost •Improve the response time to customer & increase the Customer Satisfaction Index Scope Manual validation of existing system Automation of the test scenarios using AutoIT for validation of product Issue Analysis (issue reports from Users) Improving the Test Specifications Approach/Solution •QuEST proposed to take over the Independent Verification & Validation of the system completely •A dedicated facility with all necessary equipment •A core team was formed with domain experts and technologists •An engineer from the customer side was co-located with the team for training, during the initial period •The transition plan was executed smoothly with QuEST engineers completely taking over the IV & V activities, freeing up customer resources within 3-4 months. Our capability in DNP3, IEC 61850 standards was effectively used to come up with quick results •Major activities included system redundancy testing; interlock validation and interface with IEDs; communication using standard protocol (IEC61850) and legacy protocols like DNP3, T104; control sequence validation using circuit breaker, earth switch and dis-connector Impact •Customer was able to reduce the cost of Verification & Validation. •Enabling quick ramp up and ramp down of the team based on business cycles. •High quality, quick response to end-users improved overall customer satisfaction index •Independent Verification & Validation team, working as an internal customer, contributed to better quality of work products •Customer could use experienced resources for core activities