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


2019 Workshop: Fundamentals of IEC 61850 Monday 14 October 2019 Download
09:30Registration & Welcome Refreshments
10:30Session 1: Fundamentals of IEC 61850 – main features of the standard and implications for the utility engineer
13:30Session 2: Evolution of the standard – improvements, wider smart grid applications and suitability for new domains
14:15Session 3: Advanced maintenance testing – challenges of testing in a live substation
  • Alex Apostolov
    Alex Apostolov
    Principal Engineer, OMICRON Editor-in-Chief, PAC World
15:00Afternoon refreshments
15:30Session 4: Advanced engineering process – how IEC 61850 is evolving to enhance interoperability of the engineering process
16:15Session 5: Cybersecurity Fundamentals for IEC 61850
  • Frances Cleveland
    Frances Cleveland
    President, Xanthus Consulting InternationalConvenor, IEC TC 57 WG 15
17:00Session 6: Practical Demonstrations and Q&A
17:30Close of workshop
2019 Conference Day 1 Tuesday 15 October 2019 Download
08:15Registration and refreshments
08:50Opening remarks from the Chair
09:00 Standards Update: Examining new opportunities afforded by the latest developments from IEC working groups as well as efforts to harmonise end-user implementation across the industry
09:40OSMOSE: Improving interoperability frameworks to facilitate plug & play integration and better exploitation of flexibility solutions
10:20Morning refreshments, networking, and exhibition
10:50Global Implementation: Exploring global IEC 61850 implementations and comparing levels of penetration globally
  • Tuan Vu
    Tuan Vu
    Senior Digital Asset Strategies Engineer, Powerlink Queensland
  • Frans Shanyata
    Frans Shanyata
    Senior Engineer: Projects & Multidisciplinary, NamPower
  • Mark Thompson - National Grid
    Mark Thompson (video presentation)
    Engineering Manager - IEC 61850 Projects, National Grid USA
11:50Industrialising IEC 61850: Developing a streamlined engineering process that produces repeatable, scalable and vendor-independent substation design
12:30Lunch, networking, and exhibition
14:00Multi-Vendor, Multi-Edition Systems: Integrating the latest substation automation technology with legacy systems using IEC 61850
  • Jan Voltman
    Jan Voltman
    Consultant, Qirion (Alliander)
  • Robbert Koenderman
    Robbert Koenderman
    Senior Engineer, Qirion (Alliander)
14:40Fully Digital Substations: Specifying IEC 61850 process bus systems to support advanced information exchange between processes and enterprise systems
  • Anders Johnsson
    Anders Johnsson
    Power System Specialist, Vattenfall Eldistribution
15:20Afternoon refreshments, networking & exhibition
15:50Top-Down Design: Developing accurate and comprehensive system specifications that support the fluid interchange of multi-vendor devices
16:30Low-Power Instrument Transformers: Assessing the technological maturity of LPITs in terms of cost, reliability and performance and determining realistic timelines and conditions for their commercial-scale introduction
  • Paolo Mazza
    Paolo Mazza
    Head of Research Unit Measurement and Diagnostics for Power Systems, RSEConvenor, IEC TC 38 WG 47
17:10Roundtable Discussions
18:40Networking reception
20:30Close of conference day one
2019 Conference Day 2 Wednesday 16 October 2019 Download
08:30Registration and refreshments
08:50Opening remarks from the chair
  • Alex Apostolov
    Alex Apostolov
    Principal Engineer, OMICRON Editor-in-Chief, PAC World
09:00C-WAMPACS: Leveraging sophisticated protection, automation & control architectures to meet the evolving demands of the energy system
  • Alex Apostolov
    Alex Apostolov
    Principal Engineer, OMICRON Editor-in-Chief, PAC World
09:40Advanced Maintenance: Optimising IEC 61850 designs, documentation and testing regimes to deliver simplified maintenance and support condition-based maintenance
10:20Process Bus Testing : Comprehensively testing IEC 61850 process bus systems to ensure smooth interoperation and consistent performance
  • Rannveig Loken
    Rannveig Loken
    Senior Specialist Protection and Control Systems, Statnett
11:00Morning refreshments, networking & exhibition
11:30System Interoperability Panel Discussion: Outlining the challenges vendors face in achieving interoperability and the steps they are taking to address them
13:00Lunch, networking & exhibition
14:30Advanced Device Management: Futureproofing IEC 61850 systems through advanced system management capability
15:10Remote Monitoring & Testing: Remotely monitoring & testing IEC 61850 devices to drive down maintenance costs and improve testing efficiency
15:50Afternoon refreshments, networking & exhibition
16:20Centralised Protection & Control: Consolidating protection and control functions into fewer devices to simplify maintenance and reduce substation footprint
17:00Virtualised Substation Automation and Protection system: Virtualising protection relays into software appliances to eliminate the need for physical hardware
  • Mehrdad Vahabi (video presentation)
    Mehrdad Vahabi (video presentation)
    Substation Automation Manager, Southern California Edison
17:40Close of conference day two
2019 Conference Day 3 Thursday 17 October 2019 Download
08:30Registration and refreshments
09:00Cybersecurity Frameworks: Securing control systems, networks and user access in accordance with IEC 62351 and other cybersecurity standards to effectively safeguard multi-vendor IEC 61850 systems
  • Frances Cleveland
    Frances Cleveland
    President, Xanthus Consulting InternationalConvenor, IEC TC 57 WG 15
09:40End-to-End Cybersecurity – Evaluating the latest technology and examining best-practises for ensuring robust, end-to-end cybersecurity in IEC 61850 systems
10:20Morning refreshments, networking, and exhibition
10:50Vendor-Independent Testing Tool Panel Discussion: Meeting the need for multi-edition and multi-vendor interoperability for configuration and testing tools
12:20Lunch, networking, and exhibition
13:50Intrusion Detection Systems: Deploying intrusion detection systems (IDS) to track industrial assets, OT threats and to monitor IEC 61850 networks and processes with real-time insight
  • Dr. Fouad Abou Chacra
    Dr. Fouad Abou Chacra
    Senior Specialist Projects & Innovation, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
14:30Intrusion Detection Systems for IEC 61850 Substation Communication: Safeguarding IEC 61850 substation systems with advanced functional monitoring and threat detection
  • Andreas Klien
    Andreas Klien
    Head of Business Development Power Utility Communication, OMICRON
15:10Afternoon refreshments, exhibition and networking
15:40Integrated Monitoring & Configuration: Streamlining IED Management through the integration of real-time monitoring and configuration
16:20Substation Digital Twin: Leveraging IEC 61850 and machine learning to achieve advanced monitoring and simulation of substation systems
17:00Close of conference day three
2019 Seminar: Future Applications of IEC 61850 in New Domains Friday 18 October 2019 Download
09:00DER Standards Update: Evaluating recent developments to IEC 61850 that support a more decentralised and flexible energy system through the intelligent operation of grid-edge assets
  • Laurent Guise - Schneider Electric
    Laurent Guise
    Standardization Director, Schneider ElectricConvenor, IEC TC 57 WG 17
  • Frances Cleveland
    Frances Cleveland
    President, Xanthus Consulting InternationalConvenor, IEC TC 57 WG 15
09:45Open-Source IEC 61850: Leveraging open-source tools to monitor and control DERs over communication networks
10:30Morning refreshments
11:00Hybrid Wind & Storage: Leveraging IEC 61850 and related standards to achieve advanced control, protection and monitoring of integrated wind & storage systems
  • Nicholas Etherden
    Nicholas Etherden
    Senior R&D Engineer, VattenfallConvenor, IEC TC 88 JWG 25
11:45Wind Power Ancillary Services: Achieving direct control of distribution-grid-connected wind farms with IEC 61850/61400-25 to provide ancillary services at the TSO level, including congestion and voltage support
14:00Provision of Flexibility with IEC 61850: Developing IEC 61850-7-420 to include modelling of Smart Grid energy services and sector coupling
  • Andrea Schröder - FGH
    Andrea Schröder
    Scientific Associate - Department of Plant Engineering, FGH e.V.
14:45Microgrids: Achieving interoperation and coordinated control in diverse microgrid systems
  • Osama Mohammed
    Osama Mohammed
    Director, Energy Systems Research Laboratory, Florida International University
15:30Afternoon refreshments
16:00Battery System Control & Testing: Utilising IEC 61850 MMS to control and test the scalability of battery storage systems
  • Manuel Pitz
    Manuel Pitz
    Real-Time Simulation and HiL, RWTH Aachen E.ON Energy Research Center
16:45Vehicle-to-Grid Services: Implementing plug-and-play vehicle-to-grid charging using IEC 61850 to support a wide range of grid services
17:30Close of seminar