Leveraging advanced IEC 61850 features to drive interchangeability within the substation and across the wider smart grid
26-30 October 2020 | Brussels, Belgium

Welcome to IEC 61850 Global 2020

Drawing together 150+ IEC 61850 specialists and implementation leaders, IEC 61850 Global 2019’s end-user-driven programme focussed on achieving multi-vendor, multi-edition interoperability within the substation and across the wider smart grid. The week-long programme began with a one-day workshop on the Fundamentals of IEC 61850 led by Christoph Brunner, followed by the 3-day main conference focussed on global IEC 61850 implementation case-studies, and concluded with a one-day seminar on future applications of IEC 61850 in new domains.

Programme format:

  • Monday 14 October 2019: Workshop – Fundamentals of IEC 61850
  • Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 October 2019: Main Conference & Exhibition – Global IEC 61850 Implementation Case-Studies
  • Friday 18 October 2019: Seminar – Future Applications of IEC 61850 in New Domains

 

Event highlights included:

  • Case-Study Programme – hear from 20+ international utility IEC 61850 experts and implementation leaders on the lessons learnt from actual deployments of the standard across smart grid infrastructures
  • Utility Heavy Speaker Line-Up – selected on the strength of the projects they are involved in, their pivotal roles in implementation decision making, and their insights into lessons learnt and future roadmaps
  • Roundtable Discussions – take the opportunity to brainstorm and problem solve with peers from across the IEC 61850 ecosystem
  • Fundamentals Workshop – run by Christoph Brunner, Convenor of IEC TC57 WG10, taking place the day before the main conference, this workshop demystifies the fundamental building blocks and provides a comprehensive yet in-depth understanding of IEC 61850
  • Future Applications Seminar – hear from the pilot projects that are pushing the boundaries of IEC 61850 implementation to monitor and control a range of grid-edge assets, including microgrids, renewables, energy storage and electric vehicles
  • Solution Zone – running alongside the main 3-day conference, the solution zone provides a focused display of IEC 61850 products and services, with experts on hand to discuss your specific challenges and provide tailored advice to help propel your implementation plans to the next level
  • Live Demo Labs – a 1:1 private demonstration, providing you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the most advanced and forward-looking IEC 61850 solutions and services
  • Evening Networking Reception – taking place the evening of conference day one, this networking event is open to all participants enabling you to relax and unwind, allow new ideas to cement and new partnership opportunities to emerge

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20+ utility case studies included:

Alex Apostolov

Alex Apostolov

Principal EngineerOMICRON Editor-in-ChiefPAC World
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Rannveig Loken

Rannveig Loken

Senior Specialist Protection and Control SystemsStatnett
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Dr. Fouad Abou Chacra

Dr. Fouad Abou Chacra

Senior Specialist Projects & InnovationDubai Electricity & Water Authority
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Anders Johnsson

Anders Johnsson

Power System SpecialistVattenfall Eldistribution
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What this year's IEC 61850 Global participants had to say