Overcoming the cost and complexity of implementing IEC standards to fast track the deployment of the smart grid

Date: 16th-20th October 2023

Format: In-Person

Venue: Park Plaza, Amsterdam Airport

Very Early Bird – Save up to €800 on Delegate places and €2,000 on Exhibitor spaces by booking before Friday 30th June 2023!

Group Booking Discount - 10% discount for 3+ delegates, 20% discount for 5+ delegates and 30% discount for 10+ delegates booked from the same organisation at the same time!

Welcome to SGF-IEC Week 2023

IEC standards are now essential to the efficient running of the smart grid. During this week-long event the three most critical standards; IEC 61850 for digital substations, IEC CIM for operational systems, and IEC 62443 for OT cybersecurity, will be discussed on a techno-commercial level with insights shared by pioneering utilities from their recent implementation experiences and their management approved roadmaps.

This is a great opportunity for your substation, control center, and cybersecurity teams to come together at one time under one roof, to explore the immediate and long-term opportunities of IEC 61850, IEC CIM and IEC 62443 for your infrastructure, and to get onto the same page and driving implementation activity in the same direction.

Utility CTOs will be joined by their Standardisation Leaders and their Engineering and Operations teams, providing a seamless opportunity for your organization to gather the latest intelligence, agree the most effective standardization direction, and commit to long term investment in these crucial standards.


Programme Structure:

Fundamentals Workshops on IEC 61850, IEC CIM, IEC 62443

Monday 16th October 2023

Participants choose from 3 Fundamentals Workshops on IEC 61850 for digital substations, IEC CIM for operational systems, and IEC 62443 for OT cybersecurity. Whether you are new to or experienced with these standards, this is a great opportunity to refresh your understanding of the core concepts, get up to speed with their practical application, and question the IEC working group leaders to raise your competence and extend your application of the standard.


IEC Standards Implementation Conference & Exhibition

Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th October 2023

IEC Standards are now critical to the safe, secure and efficient running of the smart grid. However, the pace of standardisation development, their ease of implementation within the utility environment, and their full integration into next generation products and services remain complex and challenging. During this 3-day case-study driven conference, utility front-runners share their organisational and technical strategies for fast-tracking the implementation of IEC 61850, IEC CIM and IEC 62443. They provide insights that will help the working groups evolve these standards, and the supplier ecosystem integrate these standards with end-user requirements front of mind. Alongside the conference is a display of 30+ suppliers who are supporting these standards in their products and services, and a series of facilitated networking events to help you connect, collaborate and cooperate on the next phase of your deployment.


IEC Standards for DER Integration

Friday 20th October 2023

The week wraps up with this future-focused briefing on how IEC 61850, IEC CIM and IEC 62443 can be leveraged to speed up DER integration into the grid. Utility presentations will be supported by Working Group insights and Research contributions from academia, to ensure a comprehensive and holistic view on how these standards need to be leveraged into the long term.


Discussion Themes Include:

 IEC Working Groups - Understanding the long-term strategy of the International Electrotechnical Commission and how they are supporting faster development and deployment of the key smart grid standards to ensure smart grid operational efficiency

  C’Level Support - Determining how utility standardisation leaders are engaging their C’Suite for greater investment in and faster deployment of IEC 61850, IEC CIM and IEC 62443

  IEC 61850 Implementation - Applying the latest edition of IEC 61850 to drive virtualisation, centralisation and digital twin applications within the digital substation and across the wider smart grid

  IEC CIM Implementation - Achieving full adoption of the Common Information Model within the power grid to support effective data exchange between internal operational systems, between national and regional system operators, and between the power grid and wider society

  IEC 62443 Implementation - Gaining board support for implementing IEC 62443 alongside ISO 27001 in support of holistic OT cybersecurity within the power grid and across its expanding supply chain

  DER Integration - Leveraging the whole suite of IEC standards to support the rapid integration of distributed energy resources into the grid

Programme Format Includes:

  Utility Case-study Agenda - Showcasing 40+ TSO and DSO techno-commercial implementations of IEC standards

  Technology Innovation Sessions - Enabling you to quiz the future strategies of leading suppliers and influence the direction of their product development roadmaps

  End-User Focused Roundtables - Enabling you to bring your real-world standardisation challenges to the table and benefit from the insights and advice of the entire smart grid ecosystem

  Fundamentals Workshops - Enabling you to get under the skin of these complex IEC standards to ensure their cost-effective implementation in your grid environment

  Solution Zone - Display of 30+ suppliers of IEC enabled products and services within the substation, control centre, and cybersecurity domains

  Facilitated Networking - Evening reception welcoming all participants, enabling you to catch up with old contacts and make new contacts to help propel your implementation activitie

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