Conference Day Two | Thursday 18th October 2018


Registration and refreshments


Opening remarks from the Chair



Cyber Security: Ensuring cyber security in the implementation of feature rich multi-vendor IEC 61850 systems that include GOOSE

  • Setting appropriate security requirements for vendors during the tendering process and implementing cyber security acceptance in digital substations – real life experiences
  • Vulnerability testing at FAT / SAT phase to evaluate security risks – is IEC 62351 enough?
  • Robustness tests of substation protocols such as IEC 61850 and IEC 60870-5-104 – speaking the wrong language
  • Examining the top ten vulnerabilities in IEC 61850 based substations during FAT / SAT

Sebastian Krause, Group Leader Security Audits, GAI NetConsult

Peter Rümenapp, Manager – Amprion


Industrializing IEC 61850: Designing an interoperable system that will reduce routine engineering, commissioning and maintenance effort

  • Defining an automated engineering process for the configuration of the substation automation system
  • Using a third-party configuration tool to create multi-vendor CID and one-click configuration with the ICT
  • Ensuring effective integration of software systems to automate engineering processes
  • Enabling single data origin for the substation HMI and SCADA telecontrol systems
  • Verifying configuration files and management of firmware to assure correct SAS Performance
  • Implementing condition monitoring and ensuring easy replacement to reduce maintenance effort

David MacDonald, System Monitoring Lead Engineer – Iberdrola

Zigor Ojinaga, Industrialisation Project Leader – Iberdrola


Multi-Vendor Interoperability: Outlining the latest trial results for the design, deployment and operational control of an interoperable multi-vendor digital substation using IEC 61850

  • Examining the drivers for ensuring that new protection and automation solutions, based on IEC 61850-9-2 process bus standard are interoperable and suitable for established transmission networks
  • Ensuring interoperability with existing conventional systems to optimise asset replacement
  • Achieving interoperability with a mixture of protection and control equipment from different manufacturers at process and station bus as well as Substation Control System (SCS)
  • Achieving interoperability between mixture of technologies, conventional and digital
  • Assessing the reliability of IEC61850-9-3 Power Profile, Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
  • Detailing the latest results of off line interoperability testing

Priyanka Mohapatra, Senior Project Manager – SP Energy Networks


Protection and Automation Applications: Examining the standardisation progress being made in functional interoperability and how this is translating to field deployment

    • Evaluating the scope for improving the dependability and security of IEC 61850 based protection systems
    • Understanding how different IEC committees including TC 38 (Instrument Transformers), TC 95 (Measure Relays and Protection Equipment), and TC 17 (High Voltage Switchgear and Control gear) are working together to drive interoperability beyond the scope of TC 57
    • Highlighting the work of TC 95 Ad Hoc Group 3: AHG 3 Use case of digital sampled values instead of analogue input, in speeding up interoperability
    • Setting timelines for the completion of this work and quantifying the results that can be expected in field deployments
  • Andrea Bonetti, Senior Specialist for Protection and IEC 61850 applications – Megger
    Member of TC 95/MT 4 and member of TC 95 / AHG 3
    Volker Leitloff, Senior Engineer for Substation Protection Automation – RTE
    Chair of TC 38, member of TC 95/MT 4 and convener of the TC 95 / AHG 3

  • 10:30

    Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition


    Tool Interoperability Panel Discussion: Meeting the need for multi-edition multi-vendor interoperability for configuration and testing tools

    • Quantifying the impact that the lack of tool interoperability is having on maintenance efficiency
    • Ensuring that configuration tools can manage a hybrid environment, standardising SCL files
    • Reducing the need for multiple software programmes to configure one device
    • Testing multiple device systems effectively to reduce re-test requirements
    • Future proofing tools for IEC 61850 Editions 3 and 4

    Bas Mulder, Senior Consultant – DNV GL
    Jürgen Resch, Industry Manager Energy – COPA-DATA
    Eric Xu, Lead Simulation and Automation Engineer – RTDS
    Claudio Silva, Lead Product Manager – Software and Systems – Efacec
    Alexey Anoshin, Technical Director – Tekvel


    Lunch, networking and exhibition


    Utility Maintenance Panel: Sharing experience on how utilities are addressing the on-going, practical challenges of managing and maintaining IEC 61850 networks

    • Comparing the relative benefits of using the vendor for IED maintenance
    • Addressing the practical challenges of managing the system upgrade and modification process when new devices are added to the network
    • Assessing the software tools available to assist with system modification
    • Determining how to effectively document the development of the substation: documenting SCL, IED configurations
    • Developing an effective documentation approval process
    • Maintaining and validating ongoing firmware revisions for IEC 61850
    • Making the case for centralised substation protection as opposed to it being distributed across all relay devices

    René Troost, Specialist AM Network Intelligence – Stedin
    Priyanka Mohapatra, Senior Project Manager – SP Energy Networks
    Nikolay Ignatovski, Automation Engineer – Electricity System Operator


    Beyond the Substation: Integrating IEC 61850 with data management systems and the CIM and extending its application to the control centre and beyond

    • Identifying the synergies between and 61850 and CIM and the drivers for integration beyond the substation
    • Addressing the specific challenges of achieving effective integration of IEC 61850 and CIM: examining areas of overlap and determining where each is most effective
    • Comparing the suitability of IEC 61850 for the control center environment with other protocols such as IEC 60870-5-104 and DNP 3
    • Outlining the drivers for making data from IEC 61850 available enterprise wide to improve decision making, asset investment planning, operations and maintenance
    • Evaluating the suitability of IEC 61850-90-2 for control center integration and connecting the IEC 61850 substation data to the PI infrastructure
    • Evaluating the implications of 61850-90-2 for the substation, control center and data infrastructure

    Anne van der Molen, Technology Officer – Stedin
    René Troost, Specialist AM Network Intelligence – Stedin


    Combining IEC 61850 with CIM: Evaluating results from two proof-of-concept and pilot projects

    Case 1: Going down in voltage level: Increasing the efficiency of secondary substation monitoring using CIM and IEC 61850 engineering process

    • Utilizing CIM to populate SCL with network and component information for RTU and HMI
    • Secondary substation configuration in the field and automatic HMI configuration using auto-generated SCL from Network Information System database

    Case 2:  Beyond the substation: Utilizing substation IEC 61850 data to drive predictive and remote maintenance in the wider enterprise

    • Supporting the information exchange between components at central level based on CIM and substation protocols
    • Enabling configuration and use of IEC 61850/CIM gateway to transfer data from substation automation systems to central systems

    Anders Johnsson, Power System Specialist – Vattenfall Distribution Nordic


    Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition


    ENTSO-E Roadmap & OSMOSE Project:  Outlining ENTSO-E’s action plan and role in specifying IEC 61850 and the OSMOSE (Optimal System-Mix Of Flexibility Solutions for European electricity) Horizon 2020 project to enable the integration of renewables into a flexible smart grid

    • Outlining the aims of the OSMOSE Horizon 2020 project
    • Outlining the status of the global ENTSO-E profiling roadmap
    • Upgrading the ENTSO-E profile ensuring interoperability with a specific focus on storage devices
    • Developing an interoperability framework based on the IEC 61850 ENTSO-E requirements for the engineering process
    • Presenting the architecture of tools for profiling, specifying, comparing and configuring functionalities within an interoperable framework
    • Outlining timescales for practical end to end demonstrators of the interoperability framework for IEC 61850 engineering by manufacturer partners in OSMOSE

    Grégory Huon, Head of Engineering Governance at Elia & Group IEC 61850 Convenor at ENTSO-E
    Christoph Brunner, President of it4power & Convenor of IEC TC 57 WG10


    IEC 61850 for DER Environments: Determining the optimum design and implementation of substation automation units for future active distribution grids

    • Examining the challenges faced by DSOs in managing the incremental growth of DERs connected to the grid
    • Making the case for developing a new framework for network automation, moving part of the grid control logics into the substation
    • Decentralising monitoring and control functionalities and bringing them near to the field in the Substation Automation Unit reduce complexity increasing the network controllability and system performance
    • Effectively ensuring cyber security in the integration of DER to the power grid
    • Outlining the current status of standardisation for IEC 61850 and DER integration

    Abhinav Sadum, Research Associate – E.ON Energy Research Centre


    Enabling DER Generators to Connect to the Grid: Developing a IEC61850 basic application profile to meet EU RfG (Requirements for Generators) and effectively integrate DER into the power grid    

    • Quantifying and addressing the challenge of monitoring and controlling growing DER resources such as wind, hydro power, solar panels, battery storage, now and as future smart grids evolve
    • Outlining the drivers for creating an IEC 61850 profile to control and monitor distributed energy resources
    • Detailing the use cases such as reducing load and predicting congestion
    • Overcoming the technical challenges of aligning infrastructure and data models
    • Determining the different IEC 61850 standards required

    Sander Jansen, Data Architect – Alliander


    Closing remarks and end of conference

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