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

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.

Christoph Brunner at IEC 61850 Global 2019

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 Workshop

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 61850 Global 2019 Conference and Exhibition

Communication Briefing

Friday 20th October 2023

During this session participants receive a comprehensive overview of effective communication strategies and techniques for translating technical knowledge into organisational language. Through a series of formal knowledge transfer presentations, break-out group exercises, and practical role-play the learning will be fully embedded and you will be equipped and empowered to fine-tune their business plans and communicate it in a manner that secures long term Board support and investment. Please are limited to 30 to ensure an interactive learning experience for all.

IEC 61850 Global 2019 Panel and Briefing

Conference Tracks:

  IEC 61850 - Advanced applications within the substations, inter-substation, to the control centre and DER assets

   IEC 62443 - Customised applications to drive robust cyber risk imanagement across the power grid end to end   

   IEC CIM - Extended applications for operational systems, interutility and with a range of flexibility market players

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