Issue 058 December 2021

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Featured Articles

Cyber Security

Securing the Future Grid

by John Stewart, EPRI, USA The article describes EPRI’s Cybersecurity Vision 2030 My first personal experience with a utility cyber event began with an unusual email. This email was not however, part...

Digital Substations

Common Substation Platform

by Paul Myrda, EPRI, USA and Herb Falk, OTB Consulting, USA Substations are becoming more complex both in the power delivery aspects but also in terms of the need to handle wide ranging data...


Last Word

The Guru



Testing Technology in the 1930s (Part 2)

by Walter Schossig, Germany, and Thomas Schossig, OMICRON electronics GmbH, Austria After the introduction and the first details in the first article, we will continue with more details on the...


Conference Reports News

PAC World Global

The global nature of the conference introduced many scheduling challenges. The continuing pandemic again had an impact on the annual PAC World conferences, so instead of meeting in person in Glasgow...

Industry News News

Substation Drone Attack

For many years we have been talking about different cybersecurity threats to the electric power grid that can lead to the tripping of transmission lines or substation equipment following a cyber...

Industry News News

Traveling Waves

NREL, NIST and University of Colorado, Boulder recently completed a research project funded by the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office to study fault generated traveling waves in an electrical...

Industry News News


New Feeder Protection Relay Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has released the SEL-851 Feeder Protection Relay, which provides overcurrent, voltage, and arc-flash protection for utility and...

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G100 Advanced Substation Gateway

GE is proud to announce the release of the G100 compact size, advanced gateway. G100 is modern, easy to use and configure, perfect for small and medium-sized applications. Communications are a...

Industry News News

Test Universe 4.30

More flexibility with Sampled Values The latest version of Test Universe,OMICRON’s solution for advanced settings-based protection testing, enables configurable data sets with up to 32 Sampled...

Industry Updates

CIGRE B5 Industry Updates

CIGRE Study Committee B5

by Richard Adams, Ramboll, UK News from CIGRE Study Committee B5 Protection and Automation A special Virtual Centennial Session was held between 18th and 27th August. To provide a more interactive...