Institute of Research and Journals (IRAJ)
Substation automation provides monitoring and controlling of electrical substations. Currently electrical substation consists of their in-house database servers and applications. These applications are meant to run 247365 as substations are the most crucial part of utilities network. Every substation has its own dedicated communication network and these networks are generally works in isolation to avoid any major security risks. As the cloud computing offers very high computing power at a very low cost this paper examines if cloud computing can be used in real time systems applications which are meant for substation automation.