Issue 056 June 2021

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Cover Story

Cover Story

What is Sustainable Design?

by Eric Udren and Rich Hunt, Quanta Technology, USA What is Sustainable Design? A sustainable design approach is becoming critical to survival as PAC systems and equipment move towards communications...

Featured Articles

IEC 61850 Protection

Basic Application Profiles

By Maud Merley. RTE, France and Camille Bloch, Schneider Electric, France Power utility automation application implementations varies from users, regions, and operational philosophies. IEC 61850...

IEC 61850 Protection

Security and Standardization

How standards improve substation cybersecurity by  Fred Steinhauser and Andreas Klien, OMICRON electronics, GmbH, Austria How the security of our substations can be improved: Due to their large...


Editorial Opinions

Editorial – Issue 056 June 2021

To Standardize or Not to Standardize? – that is the question by Alex Apostolov, Editor-in-Chief To answer this question as usual we will approach it by answering the questions “What does it mean to...

Last Word

Last Word Opinions

Look as far ahead as you can see

I will never forget the moment when I got for the first time behind the steering wheel of a car to take my first driving lesson many, many years ago. My driving instructor turned to me and said: “The...

The Guru



Conference Reports News


The Twelfth Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies was held virtually 16-18 February 2021. IEEE PES ISGT 2021 was sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES). This year’s...

Conference Reports News

TechCon North America 2021

TechCon Conferences and Seminars is an annual event dedicated to the discussion of technology advancement and maintenance of the aging electrical grid infrastructure. The 2021 North America event was...

Industry News News

GE’s Grid Solutions

P40 Agile Enhanced – Feeder Protection with Extended I/O and RedundantEthernet GE announces the addition of PRP/HSR redundancy to the Enhanced version of P40 Agile, with all Ethernet ports available...

Industry News News

OMICRON electronics

StationScout 2.0 – Testing Automation and Control The new release of StationScout allows more efficient SCADA and RTU testing. With automatic test execution workflow and automatically applying values...

Industry News News


RFL GARD 8000® 2nd Gen ETPS Module HPS/RFL’s second generation of the RFL GARD 8000 Ethernet Teleprotection Module (ETPS) has arrived!  While this module can be used as a direct replacement for...

Industry Updates

IEC 61850 Update Industry Updates


by Christoph Brunner, it4power, Switzerland Although, many peoples have heard about TISSUES, some may not know how exactly the process works.  This column will answer some of the relevant questions...

IEC TC57 Industry Updates

IEC TC 57 WG 17 Update

Power system analysis for DER – it all depends by Tom Berry, Schneider-Electric IEC TC 57 WG 17 is in charge of power system intelligent electronic device communication and associated data models for...