Issue 066 December 2023

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Digital Substations

Rolling the DICE on IEC 61850

By J. Deverick, N. Bilimoria, J. Grimes, J. Schlank, S. Vajpayee, and P. VanSant, Dominion Energy, K. Gray, POWER Engineers Inc., R. Hunt, Quanta Technology, and T. Grigg, Schweitzer Engineering...


Last Word

Last Word Opinions

Make the switch!

by Alex Apostolov, USA  The IEC 61850 standard has been around for more than 20 years and in the last several years I have been visiting digital substations at all corners of the globe. I am...

The Guru



Testing Technology in the 1970s (Part 2)

by Walter Schossig, Germany, and Thomas Schossig, OMICRON electronics GmbH, Austria In the 1970s, the Bayernwerk AG, BAG (Western Germany), used a programmable, automatic testing station for distance...


Conference Reports News

2023 CIGRE Symposium

The symposium was organized by CIGRE Australia under the theme “The End to End Electricity System: transition, development, operation, and integration.” The CIGRE International Symposium...

Industry News News

Cyber-Informed Engineering

by Emma Stewart, Virginia Wright and Sam Chanoski, INL, USA The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law kick-started a surge in clean energy investments in the United States. Amid the clean energy transition...

Industry News News

Protocol Simulator and Test Set

The ASE2000 Protocol Simulator and Test Set helps the user troubleshoot SCADA / RTU, IED and DER protocol communications and equipment behavior in the field or in the control center or cloud. ...

Industry News News

CIGRE Philip Sporn Award

The Philip Sporn Award was established by the CIGRE US National Committee to recognize industry leaders “For cumulative career contributions to the advancement of the concept of system integration in...

Industry Updates

IEC TC57 Industry Updates

IEC TC 57 WG 17 Update 

Renewable energy process control – OPC-UA and IEC 61850 by Tom Berry, Schneider-Electric IEC TC 57 WG 17 is in charge of power system intelligent electronic device communication and associated data...

CIGRE B5 Industry Updates

CIGRE Study Committee B5

by Richard Adams, PSC, UK News from CIGRE Study Committee B5   Protection and Automation SC B5 participated in a very successful and well organized CIGRE Cairns 2023 International Symposium, 4th...