IEC 61850 Users Group Meeting
June 27, 2011 >> Dublin, Ireland
From June 27 to June 30, 2011, the second PAC world conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland. That event will gather many protection, automation and control experts from around the world and IEC 61850 will certainly be an important topic.
The IEC 61850 users group benefits from that opportunity and is scheduling a users group meeting for Monday, June 27, 09.00 – 12.00 in Dublin. The meeting will take place in the Stephen court office of ESBI (18-21 St. Stephan's Green), conference room 1&2. Attendees shall proceed to the 2nd floor ESBI reception and sign-in.
Many parts of IEC 61850 have been published as the second Edition and IEC 61850 is recognized as one of the key elements for Smarter Grids. A large range of products supporting IEC 61850 is now available and in many projects, reduction of engineering work and vendor independent system integration is considered as one of the drivers to introduce IEC 61850.
There are however still many challenges that need to be solved. Not all of them are standard development work related. Therefore, we think it is a good time to reactivate the IEC 61850 users group.
The meeting shall be held in the form of a workshop, where we exchange experience between different users and identify areas related to IEC 61850 where improvements are desired. This can be any area from specifications or guidelines to products, to the engineering process and testing and commissioning. From this collection of issues we will identify activities beyond standardization work where the IEC 61850 users group can contribute.