2018 IEC 61850 Global, Berlin, Germany 

2018 IEC 61850 Global, Berlin, Germany

The theme of the event was “Achieving IEC 61850 Interoperability within the Substation and across the wider Smart Grid.”

The 5th Annual IEC 61850 Global (formally Europe) Conference, Exhibition and Networking Forum took place 16-18 October 2018 in Berlin, Germany.  The conference was preceded by a one-day workshop covering the fundamentals of IEC 61850.

The program focused on utility experiences from different IEC 61850 projects, interoperability issues, engineering, maintenance and testing of IEC 61850 based systems. Case-studies provided a global perspective on the electric power industry’s progress with the implementation of the standard.

The Roundtable discussions is one of the signature sessions of the conference, where the participants break out into several smaller WGs focusing on specific themes. Each working group included representatives of the entire IEC 61850 community to ensure a well-rounded discussion. Key issues raised, and solutions proposed were collated and presented in a summary to the wider group at the end of the session.

A Networking Reception was an ideal opportunity to relax and unwind after an intensive day of presentations and discussions.