Issue 067 March 2024

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Testing Technology in the 1980s (Part 1)

by Walter Schossig, Germany, and Thomas Schossig, OMICRON electronics GmbH, Austria Looking into the 1980s we are starting in the GDR, Eastern Germany.   As a result of the comprehensive relay...


Conference Reports News

DistribuTech 2024

DistribuTech was held 27-29 February 2024 at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. This edition of the event with more than 17 thousand attendees is the largest event in the world...

Industry News News

Increased Solar Activity

After multiple solar flares and solar filament eruptions were observed from 21-23 January 2024, three X-class flares occurred within 24 hours on 22 February 2024 that were the strongest of this solar...

Industry News News

OMICRON- StationScout 2.3 

StationScout simplifies testing for Substation Automation Systems (SAS) and significantly reduces the required testing effort. It comes with a robust and powerful hardware that allows users to...

Industry News News

Normann Fischer – new IEEE Fellow

Normann Fischer has been elevated to IEEE Fellow “for contributions to fault protection methodologies for electric power grids”. He has a BSEE, with honors, from the University of Cape Town in 1993...

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...