Energy & Grid Management
Industry Sectors
Smart Grid

IEC 61850: The foundation for introducing grid intelligence and automation everywhere

Date & Time
26 April @ 2 PM - 3 PM
1 hours
Event Description

60-minute session

IEC 61850 is defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as one of the core standards for the smart grid. It provides the communication architecture for digital substations and plays a central role in grid operations in the era of decarbonization, decentralization, and digitalization.

Since its introduction, its use cases have expanded towards control centers, distribution feeders, and distributed energy resources (DERs).

The wide scope of IEC 61850 provides the networking foundation for introducing grid intelligence and automation everywhere. To get the most from IEC 61850, utilities must ensure that their communications, protection, and SCADA organisations understand its impact on their use cases, testing, operations, and performance so they can develop effective shared deployment plans.

This session will enhance your understanding of IEC 61850 applications and requirements.

Key topics• The history, evolution, and current state of adoption of IEC 61850 among utilities and in the three relevant IEC committees: TC 38, TC 95, TC 17• Testing needs of IEC 61850, with a focus on power system protection• Communication needs of IEC 61850 in substations, mission-critical wide area networks, and field area networks• Time synchronization needs of IEC 61850 applications• Evolving IEC 61850 communications to support future substation virtualization

Speakers:Andrea Bonetti, Senior Specialist, Relay Protection and IEC 61850 | MeggerDominique Verhulst, Global Head of Utilities Vertical | NokiaHansen Chan, IP Product Marketing Manager | Nokia

Moderator: Paddy Young, Director- Enlit Europe | Clarion Energy