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The international standard IEC 61850 ‘Communication and Systems for Power Utility Automation’ is creating opportunities for a revolution in the world of electrical power systems. IEC 61850 enables business improvements by defining standardised methods of communication between devices. New integrated systems can now be built from multi-vendor products that are networked together to perform high criticality protection, monitoring, automation, metering and control functions over the same infrastructure platform.

The implementation of IEC 61850 enables companies to design and deliver significant improvements in safety, reliability and whole-of-life cost performance.

This Master Class will provide participants with a working knowledge of IEC 61850 systems integration based on today’s technology, demonstrated with today’s products. Demonstration will be performed using the API test rack. These demonstrations will show how the technical risks of implementing IEC 61850 can significantly reduce time in the engineering process and improve the quality of the final product.

The course will cover the theory of Ethernet network design, the IEC 61850 GOOSE and MMS protocols and the use of the Substation Configuration Language (SCL) to design and configure a substation automation system based on IEC 61850.
The presenters will configure a test system as part of this course to demonstrate the individual steps required to implement and test a full substation automation system. The test system will consist of protection relays from different vendors communicating with a SCADA HMI and Gateway over an Ethernet network.

As the course is based on current working technology, it will be limited to
IEC 61850 Edition 1 and ‘Station Bus’ only. ‘Sampled Values’ and ‘Process Bus’ will be outside of the scope of this Master Class. The presenters, from opposite sides of the country, have independently led the creation and implementation of IEC 61850 substation systems. Real life experiences will be shared with the participants to show how IEC 61850 can provide a real and working substation protection, automation and control system.

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