Issue 059 March 2022

Cover Art

Cover Story

Cover Story

Wide Area GOOSE Testing

by Christopher Pritchard and Fred Steinhauser, OMICRON electronics, GmbH, Austria The long-lasting use case for time synchronized distributed testing Communication aided line protection schemes...

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...


Editorial Opinions

Editorial – Issue 059 March 2022

A new kind of GOOSE by Alex Apostolov, Editor-in-Chief Many of us have seen flocks of geese in the sky on their way South or North depending on the season. We know that they cover huge distances, so...

Last Word

Last Word Opinions

Here comes the R-GOOSE

Short circuit faults are a part of life and most of the time we have no way of controlling where and when they will occur and what is the damage that they are going to cause. The voltage sag...

The Guru

The Guru

Interview with guru Hector Altuve

PAC World: When and where were you born? H.A.: I was born in Moron, Camaguey, Cuba, on October 5, 1947. PAC World: Where did you grow up and where did you go to school? H.A.: I grew up in my hometown...



Testing Technology in the 1930s (Part 3)

by Walter Schossig, Germany, and Thomas Schossig, OMICRON electronics GmbH, Austria Since this is already the 3rd part of the series covering the 1930s it is obvious that a lot of things happened in...


Industry News News


Wide area protection, automation, monitoring and control systems play a very important role in maintaining the stability and reliability of electric power systems under different conditions. Wide...

Industry News News Uncategorized

Xelas Energy

R-GOOSE and R-SV protocol additions Xelas Energy has implemented support of R-GOOSE and R-SV as follows: Messages are Multicast over UDP, preserving the connectionless publish/subscribe modelFull...

Industry News News

R-GOOSE Gateway

SISCO’s R-GOOSE Gateway allows the user to interconnect IEC 61850 IEDs using traditional Ethernet multicast GOOSE on Ethernet station bus with Routable GOOSE (R-GOOSE) running over wide area IP...

Industry News News

New member of NAE – Solveig Ward

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 111 new members and 22 international members, announced NAE President John Anderson. We are happy to announce that one of them is a member of our...

Industry Updates

IEC TC57 Industry Updates

IEC TC 57 WG 17 Update

IEC 61850 for Microgrids and Load Shedding 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...

CIGRE B5 Industry Updates

CIGRE Study Committee B5

by Richard Adams, Ramboll, UK News from CIGRE Study Committee B5 Protection and Automation CIGRE Session 2022 will take place from 28 August to 02 September 2022 at the Palais des congrès in Paris...