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UCAIug Activities

 DTECH 2012

DistribuTECH 2012 is focused on Smart Grid Technologies and Activities, most of which are of interest to our members.  Listed below is a course UCAIug is sponsoring:


Session # UU 103
Date/Venue Sunday, 01/22/2012 8:00AM - 5:00PM , Room 210B

Utility University fees are $495  To register go to

This seminar will provide an overview of the IEC 61850 standard for communications networks for power utility automation. It is focused on the end user of the standard like a utility engineer or a system integrator, not on product development. In the first part, the seminar will provide an overview on the concepts of IEC 61850. It will then provide a more detailed insight view on the different aspects of IEC 61850 that are of relevance for a utility engineer or system integrator who intends to use IEC 61850 communication for utility automation in the future.

At the end of the course, the participants shall understand the impact and possible benefits of IEC 61850. They shall be able to identify the issues that need to be considered when applying IEC 61850 in a substation. These issues include in particular:
- The specification of the system supported by the configuration language and tools including the understanding of the standardized object model
- The methods for information exchange and how to configure it
- The possibility to replace wires between IEDs with communication
- The use of Ethernet technology in the substation
- The design and engineering process with the roles of IED configuration tools and system configuration tools

The course material will be supported with practical demonstrations and examples as well as with case studies. The course material is updated to Edition 2 of IEC 61850. Where useful and appropriate, enhancements in Edition 2 compared to Edition 1 will be explained.

Who should attend this course?
• Utility personnel
• System integrators

  • UCAIug Booth is # 901...Be Sure to Stop By and Say Hello!
  • UCAIug - DNP Users Group Joint Meeting

Tuesday 5:30-8:00PM

Heavy hors d'oeuvres served at 5:00 PM

Guests Welcome

Room 201