Issue 060 June 2022

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Featured Articles

Lessons Learned

Energy Resiliency and Optimization

Building microgrids for enhancing energy resiliency, affordability, and sustainability by Mital Kanabar, GE, Canada, Nathan Dunn, GE, USA, and Steve Halford, GE, USA The world is in the midst of...

Opinions Resisting the Mainstream

R.I.P. 21

by Fred Steinhauser, OMICRON electronics GmbH, Austria According to Douglas Adams, 21 is only half of the answer.In electrical power systems, ANSI 21 was the mainstay of transmission line protection...


Editorial Opinions

Editorial – Issue 060 June 2022

Everything has a price! by Alex Apostolov, Editor-in-Chief For the last couple of centuries human civilization has gone through a period of industrialization. It has completely changed our lives...

Last Word

Last Word Opinions

We need standards!

by Alex Apostolov, Editor-in-Chief The operation of the electric power system and its protection and control are based on the good understanding of the behavior of its components under different...

The Guru



Testing Technology in the 1940s

by Walter Schossig, Germany, and Thomas Schossig, OMICRON electronics GmbH, Austria All the time we tried to investigate the history standards. We do not know exactly, when the work on ASA C37.1-1937...


Conference Reports News

IEEE T&D Conference

The 2022IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition was held 25-28 April 2022 in New Orleans, USA under the theme “Power in Discovery.”  The conference venue was at the...

Industry News News

Utility Solution Builders

At DistribuTECH on Monday, 23rd May 2022, Intel hosted the annual “Utility Solution Builders” dinner event. Over 100 executives from Utilities and Ecosystem Partners gathered to hear Smart Grid...

Industry News News

Enhancements to Grid Configurator

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) has released a substantial update to its SEL Grid Configurator software which includes several enhancements that allows users to connect to multiple devices...

Industry News News

REX610 – innovative simplicity

REX610 is all about innovative simplicity. It is a completely plug-and-play solution with installed hardware modules that enable all available functionality. REX610 is the first all-in-one protection...

Industry News News

Hitachi Energy’s e-mesh™

Hitachi Energy’s e-mesh™ helps global customers to easily transition to this new distributed energy model. From the field to the boardroom, we enable our customers to accelerate performance and stay...

Industry Updates

IEC TC57 Industry Updates

IEC TC 57 WG 17 Update

X-to-Grid – coordinating vehicle charging, customer energy management systems and grid operations by Tom Berry, Schneider-Electric IEC TC 57 WG 17 is in charge of power system intelligent electronic...

CIGRE B5 Industry Updates

CIGRE Study Committee B5

by Richard Adams, Ramboll, UK News from CIGRE Study Committee B5   Protection and Automation Preparations are underway for the CIGRE Session 2022, which will take place from 28 August to 02 September...

IEC 61850 Update Industry Updates

Securing IEC 61850

by Christoph Brunner, it4power, Switzerland Standards are in place to support security of IEC 61850, however not only are the standards there, but they are also already available in products. Cyber...