IEC 61850

New IEC 61850 Protocol - Mapping based on XMPP

by Henry Dawidczak and Thierry Dufaure, Siemens AG, Energy Management, Germany


The article illustrates the relevant requirements for the standardized extension as well as the conceptional aspects of the mapping of IEC 61850 over XMPP.


With the current IEC 61850-8-2 standardization effort, IEC TC57 specifies an enhancement of the IEC 61850 communication using the advantages provided by the XMPP technology. The standard addresses the requirements introduced by the Smart Grid communication use cases, involving a very high number of application devices communicating across a public network infrastructure. The IEC 61850 extension is convenient for smart grid solution, being characterized by secured communication involving DERs and clients from multiple domains.   More

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