3-Day Training for Electrical Engineers New to IEC 61850
10-12 September 2019 | London, UK

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The venue for Fundamentals of IEC 61850 2019 is currently being finalised. Please check back in July 2019 for full venue details and how you can book bedrooms at the preferential rate reserved for participants of this conference.

Welcome to Fundamentals of IEC 61850 2019

This training programme provides electrical engineering professionals who are new to IEC 61850 with a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the standard. Over 3 intensive and immersive training days you will understand the foundational data modelling concepts, the IEC 61850 engineering process and the latest methods for testing IEC 61850 systems.

Whether you’re new to substation engineering or have years of experience with the traditional approach, this programme will equip you with the crucial IEC 61850 skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the future of substation automation. The programme is comprised of 12 modules, each lasting 90 minutes and providing a combination of speaker-led presentations, group Q&A sessions and practical exercises.

Places are strictly limited to 50 participants to ensure an interactive learning experience for all attendees.

Day OneTuesday 10 September 2019
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Opening address from the Day One Leader
  • Christoph Brunner
    Christoph Brunner
    President of it4power & Convenor, IEC TC 57 WG10
09:00Overview – Understanding the history of substation automation and the reasons behind the development of the IEC 61850 standard
10:30Morning refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:00Data Modelling – Introducing IEC 61850 data exchange and functional modelling concepts
12:30Lunch, exhibition and networking
13:30Communication services – Understanding the core communication services used to exchange information in IEC 61850 systems
15:00Afternoon refreshments, exhibition and networking
15:30IEC 61850 Outside the Substation – Understanding the use of IEC 61850 to control & monitor grid-edge assets
17:00End of day one
Day TwoWednesday 11 September 2019
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Opening address from the Day Two Leader
09:00Networking – Introducing basic networking concepts that underlie IEC 61850 systems
10:30Morning refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:00Engineering process overview – Understanding the IEC 61850 engineering process from start-to-finish
12:30Lunch, exhibition and networking
13:30Specifying IEC 61850 Systems– Using engineering tools accurately capture functional requirements of IEC 61850 systems in SCL files
15:00Afternoon refreshments, exhibition and networking
15:30Configuring IEDs – Using configuration tools to configure devices for a wide range of IEC 61850 functions
17:00End of day two
Day ThreeThursday 12 September 2019
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Opening address from the Day Three Leader
09:00Quality Assurance – Ensuring all IEC 61850 devices and systems closely match specified requirements
10:30Morning refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:00Testing Overview – Understanding the testing requirements of IEC 61850 systems and identifying features and tools that facilitate effective testing
12:30Lunch, exhibition and networking
13:30Practical Testing – Detailing the practical approaches for testing a wide-range of IEC 61850 functionality
15:00Afternoon refreshments, exhibition and networking
15:30Cybersecurity – Evaluating the latest cybersecurity threats and identifying effective mitigation strategies for IEC 61850 systems
17:00End of day three