UU#104: IEC 61850 for End Users

Sunday, January 30, 2011, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Presented by: Christoph Brunner and George Schimmel

Course Description:
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. The course will provide an overview on the concepts of IEC 61850 and a more detailed insight view on the different aspects of IEC 61850 that are of relevance for a utility engineer or system integrator that intends to use IEC 61850 communication for the 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:

  • 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.

Who should attend this course?

  • Utility personnel
  • System integrators

About the Instructor(s):
Christoph Brunner graduated as electrical engineer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1983. He is a utility industry professional with over 25 years of industry experience with both knowledge across several areas within the utility industry and of technologies from the automation industry. He is president of it4power in Switzerland, a consulting company to the power industry. He has worked as a project manager at ABB Switzerland Ltd. in the business area Power Technology Products in Zurich/Switzerland where he was responsible for the process close communication architecture of the substation automation system. He is convenor of the working group (WG) 10 of the IEC TC57 and member of WG 17, 18 and 19 of IEC TC57. He is senior member of IEEE-PES and IEEE-SA. He is active in several working groups of the IEEE-PSRC (Power Engineering Society – Relay Committee) and member of the PSRC main committee and the subcommittee H. He is international advisor to the board of the UCA International Users Group.

George Schimmel is a Software Expert and CTO of Triangle MicroWorks. He was editor of TASE.2 and he is one of the editors of IEC 61850. George is involved in the development of communication stacks for IEC 61850.

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Full day course: $475
Half day course: $300

Please include this code when registering: DTU104

For Utility University information and questions, please contact:
Debbi Boyne, CMP
Phone: 918-832-9265
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