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7th Annual IEC 61850 Global, 2020

IEC 61850 Global was originally scheduled to be held in Brussels, Belgium, but had to be converted to a two-day virtual event.

The theme of the conference was “Driving the large-scale deployment of IEC 61850 across the substation, the wider smart grid, and distributed energy resources.”

Considering the pace of IEC 61850 deployment around the world and different implementation challenges around design, engineering, testing, operating, and maintaining multi-vendor multi-edition IEC 61850 systems are fast emerging.

It is understandable that it brings together IEC 61850 implementation leaders and specialists from across the world for a thorough review of the most sophisticated large-scale deployments of the standard within the substation, inter-substation, to the control room, across DER infrastructure, and beyond.

The conference program included 24 case-studies and 8 technology innovation presentations, combined with 8 live questions and answers panel sessions.

The 90-minute roundtable discussion session brought together specialists interested in different aspects of IEC 61850 and its applications to debate the challenges, summarize and share their conclusions at the end.