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Newsletter archiv: 2008-02-10

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  • Free ONE DAY Seminar on IEC TC 57 Standards in Cape Town (South Africa): Communications in Power Systems and IEC TC 57 Standards, by Karlheinz Schwarz, NettedAutomation, Germany, and Christoph Brunner, ABB, Switzerland; Monday, October 17, 2005 (prior to the TC 57 SPAG and Plenary meeting)

  • 15th Power Systems Computation Conference PSCC, August 22-26, 2005, Liège, Belgium, Invited session: Substation Automation, IEC 61850:
    IEC 61850 -- Also Outside the Substation for the Whole Electrical Power System -
    Full Paper [pdf, 320 KB] Slides [pdf, 249 KB] (2005-08-24)

  • NEW Project for IEC 61850 model extensions approved, August 2005: IEC 61400-25-6 - Communications for monitoring and control of wind power plants - Part 6: Logical node classes and data classes for condition monitoring (2005-08-20)

  • IEC 61850 bilingual Magazine (English/German) - This issue contains more than 100 pages of information about the IEC 61850 standard. The issue provides an overview of the latest substation automation projects which use IEC 61850 compliant products. The principle author of this issue is Karlheinz Schwarz more details and order information... (2005-08-13)

  • IEEE Ottawa Section: One-day seminar (Ottawa - 09. September 2005) on "Communications in Power Systems and International Standards", speakers: Karlheinz Schwarz and Christoph Brunner (2005-08-12)

  • Introduction and overview about "Security for industrial communication systems" (List of interesting publications) (2005-07-23)

  • UCA International Users Group (supporting IEC 61850 ...) has 40 corporate members, updated membership brochure, Membership Request Form (2005-07-02)

  • IEC 61850 in Action! Reinhausen reports success stories "Integration of Transformer Voltage Regulators via IEC 61850" ... read complete bilingual report in Englisch/Deutsch (2005-07-02)

  • Spannungsregelsystem mit IEC 61850 -- (Regular tensión - cómodamente -- Regolare la tensione con comfort) -- Die A. Eberle GmbH & Co. KG, Nürnberg, stellt das nach eigenen Angaben erste Spannungs- und Resonanzregelsystem mit IEC 61850 vor. (2005-06-23)

  • Want to report an editorial or technical defect in the published standards IEC 61850-x-y ? ... check the TISSUE database (TISSUE - technical issue) (2005-05-23)

  • Extensions for statistical and historical statistical data (SHS) required for IEC 61850-7-3/-4 and IEC 61400-25-2 will be added to the current IEC 61850 series (2005-06-20)

  • IEC TC 57 New Work Item Proposal - 57/759/NP "Use of IEC 61850 for the communication between substations" (2005-06-17)

  • IEC TC 57 New Work Item Proposal - 57/760/NP "Use of IEC 61850 for the communication between control centers and substations" (2005-06-17)

  • IDS (Ettlingen) bietet jetzt auch Leitsysteme mit IEC 61850 (2005-06-17) 

  • Standard IEC 61850-10: Conformance testing now available; preview, order info (2005-06-01)

  • IEC 61850 paper session of 6 papers (PS13) at the 15th Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC), August 22-26, 2005, Liège, Belgium (2005-06-01)

  • Substation "Laufenburg", is the most important substations in Switzerland and one of the most important grid nodes in Europe; check here how ABB and Siemens applied IEC 61850 for retrofitting [pdf, 2.7 MB] (2005-05-04).

  • The UCA International Usersgroup has published a new database providing a list of IEC 61850 compliant products and supporting services (2005-04-29)

  • ALL 14 parts of the standards series IEC 61850 have been approved as standards! The 14th part (IEC 61850-10 - Conformance testing) has been approved for publication as an IEC standard!! (2005-04-29)
  • Reinhausen is "proud to be the first company to offer the new IEC 61850 protocol as standard for LTC (Load tap changer)", read more English, Español, German (2005-03-17)
  • SOLD OUT: IEC 61850 Seminar in Torreon (Mexico) from 18.-20. April 2005
    ADDITIONAL EVENTCuernavaca (Mexico)  28.-30. September (2005-03-10)

  • CIGRÉ Session 2006, Paris, France: 27 August-01 September 2006; Call for Papers (IEC 61850 TWO TIMES selected as "Preferential Subject": B3 and B5) (2005-03-05)

  • IEC 61850 Seminar to be held in Torreon (Mexico) from18.-20. April 2005 (2005-03-03)

  • Second Korean IEC 61850 Seminar to be held in Seoul (Korea) from 27.-29. April 2005 (2005-03-03)

  • IEC 61850 Seminar to be held in Toronto (Canada) from 6.-8. September 2005 (2005-03-03)

  • IEC 61850 Seminar to be held in Melbourne (Australia) from 8.-11. November 2005 (2005-03-03)

  • EC 61850-8-1 (Service Mapping to MMS and Ethernet) under the TOP 20 best selling IEC standards; TC 57 ranks #6 in total IEC standards sales (2005-02-25)

  • NEW fully DER (Cummins Diesel GenSet) IEC 61850 compliant free demo software available for download (IEC 61850 server with integrated web server, IEC 61850 client, new open source MMS analyser, and new Unica 61850 Analyzer) (2005-02-24)

  • IEC 61850 based digital communication as interface to the primary equipment; Paper by ABB, KEMA, Tamarack, and NettedAutomation; CIGRÉ congress Paris 2004 (2005-02-19)

  • Last part of IEC 61850 - part 10 Conformance testing - published as FDIS (Final draft international standard; 57/742/FDIS ) (2005-02-02)

  • Korean IEC 61850 Seminar confirmed to be held in Daejeon (Korea) from 8. Febr.-2. March 2005 (2005-02-02)

  • 8 NEW IEC 61850 Seminars under way: Seoul (Korea), Torreon (Mexico), Toronto (Canada), Melbourne (Australia), Bangalore (India), Beijing (China), Shanghai (China), Buenos Aires (Argentina) (2005-01-20)

  • Planung von Stationsautomatisierung für die Zukunft - Migrationsstrategie IEC 61850; Sonderdruck aus ew Jg.103 (2004) (2005-01-15)

  • Siemens PTD IEC 61850 projects: ATEL (CH) [EN, DE], RWE (Germany) and Volkswagen (Germany) (2005-01-14)

  • Three IEC 61850 events at the DISTRIBUTECH 2005 in San Diego (CA, USA) - 23-27 Jan. 2005
  • IEC standards - 300+ Corrigenda and Interpretation Sheets (2004-11-02)

  • List of papers on IEC 61850 written by ABB experts (2004-10-27)

  • The CIGRÉ Exhibition of the IEC 61850 products in Paris (30.08.-03.09.2004) was an extraordinary success of the UCA International Users Group (2004-09-04)

  • Is IEC 61850 competing with UCA 2.0? No! IEC 61850 is the solution - UCA is the brand name. Read the new two page comparison (2004-08-31; updated 2004-09-13)

  • More options in 2004 to learn about IEC 61850 -- IEC 61850 Seminars and Workshops scheduled for Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, and Frankfurt (2004-07-31)

  • Überarbeitete Dokumente: Modellierung einer kombinierten Hoch- und Mittelspannungsschaltanlage nach IEC 61850 - Arbeiten des GAK 15 im DKE K 952 "Netzleittechnik" - Stand: Mai/Juni 2004 (2004-07-18)

  • The Need for "Substation Hardened" Ethernet Switches ...too hot, too cold, and no fans allowed! By Marzio P. Pozzuoli, RuggedCom Inc. [pdf 197 KB] (2004-07-28)

  • Ethernet in Substations Helps Salt River Project (SRP, Phoenix, Arizona) Build for Today and Plan for Tomorrow ... SRP is currently upgrading its nearly 200 existing substations to feature Ethernet in the control system over a six-year rollout period ... (2004-07-27)

  • Ethernet-based Substation Automation - by Martin Ostertag, Gunnar Hilpert and Thomas Kern (ABB) (2004-07-24)

  • Comfortable browsing tool to browse the IEC 61850 Information models (2004-07-21)

  • NEW fully IEC 61850 compliant free demo software available for download (IEC 61850 server with integrated web server, IEC 61850 client, new open source MMS analyser, and new Unica 61850 Analyzer) (2004-07-20)

  • The last part of IEC 61850 (Part 10 - Conformance testing) has been approved as FDIS - 100 % of votes were in favour. (2004-07-20)

  • Website for IEC 61850 sponsored by Siemens PTD (2004-07-20)

  • ABB offers new Gateway between IEC 61850 compliant networks and devices and OPC "MicroSCADA Pro IEC 61850 Master Protocol (OPC) 1.0 User's Guide" [pdf 2.7 MB] (2004-07-20)

  • ABB has posted several new Papers about IEC 61850 on their website. Search at the www.abb.com for "IEC 61850" (2004-07-20)

  • Newly-made: Preview of ALL parts of the standard IEC 61850 (Copy of first 12 pages of each part is online available) (2004-07-20)

  • New Standard IEC 62270 (Hydroelectric power plant automation -- Guide for computer-based control) recommends IEC 61850 (UCA and MMS) for use in Hydro Power Plants. Preview of Standard IEC 62270 (2004-07-20)

  • IEC 61850 in Action: Many IEC 61850 Products will be demonstrated at the Technical Exhibition at the Cigré conference in Paris (France) from August 30 to September 03 (2004-07-20)

  • China's first distributed and fully integrated substation automation system supports IEC 61850 (2004-07-20)

  • Erstes Buch über IEC 61850: etz-Report 34 "IEC 61850 ..." (2004-06-02)

  • Task Force Condition Monitoring Systems (TFCM) Meeting in Kassel (Germany), June 08, 2004; Information models for CMS based on IEC 61850 (2004-06-01)

  • Hydro-Quebec chooses Cybectec to implement an IEC 61850 compliant system to monitor its power production equipment in power plants and substations (2004-06-01)

  • IEC 61850 in den "Internationalen Empfehlungen zur Harmonisierung des Netzanschlusses dezentraler Erzeuger" (Vortrag von Dr. Yvonne Sassnick, Vattenfall Europe Transmission GmbH, in Abstimmung mit dem DAK CIGRE SC C6) (2004-05-24)

  • Erster IEC 61850-Auftrag: TERNA, Italien, hat die ABB Geschäftseinheit Utility Automation Systems beauftragt, die neuste Generation von Stations-Automatisierungslösungen zu liefern. Die erste Phase beläuft sich auf 3.5 Mio. Euro (2004-05-24)

  • August 25-26 (27), 2004 -- IEC 61850 Seminar and Implementation Workshop in Paris (France): A two-day Seminar plus a subsequent one-day Implementation Workshop will be held by two well known experts deeply involved in the development of IEC 61850 and other standards: Christoph Brunner and Karlheinz Schwarz (2004-05-08)
    Program and more details as simple pdf [146 KB]

    Program and more details with Adobe Reader interactive-fill-out order form [486 KB]

  • Comprehensive new Paper on IEC 61850, CIM, etc. (39 pages) by Karlheinz Schwarz (2004-03-24)

  • IEC 61850 auf der Hannover Messe Industrie: Montag, 19. April 2004:
    13:30- 13:50 IEC 61850 - Ready for use (Siemens)
    15:00- 15:20 Neue Möglichkeiten der Betriebsführung von Schaltanlagen mit IEC 61850 (AREVA)
    15:30- 15:50 Der Nutzen von IEC 61850 in der Stationsautomatisierung (ABB) (2004-03-24)

  • May 3-4 (5), 2004 -- IEC 61850 Seminar and Implementation Workshop in Frankfurt/M (Germany): A two-day Seminar plus a subsequent one-day Implementation Workshop will be held by two well known experts deeply involved in the development of IEC 61850 and other standards: Christoph Brunner and Karlheinz Schwarz (2004-03-21)
    Program and more details as simple pdf [196 KB]

    Program and more details with interactive-fill-out order form [536 KB]

  • 13 of 14 parts of IEC 61850 have been approved (latest approval: IEC 61850-6 - Configuration language) (2004-02-18)

  • Almost all parts of IEC 61850 have been published or approved (latest approval: for IEC 61850-8-1 - MMS Mapping) (2004-02-09)

  • New IEC 61850 based Standards under development:
    • IEC 62350 "Communications Systems for Distributed Energy Resources (DER)" developed in IEC TC 57 WG 17
    • IEC 62344 "Hydroelectric power plants - Communication for monitoring and control" developed in IEC TC 57 WG 18 (2004-01-27)

  • ABB: IndustrialIT et CEI 61850: l’union fait la norme (2004-01-27)

  • ABB: IEC 61850 и IndustrialIT: полная согласованность (2004-01-27)

  • IEC 61850 Schulung 2004: VAT TECH SAT "IEC 61850 - der kommende Standard für Stationsautomatisierung" (2003-12-23)

  • IEC 61850 Training 2004: Siemens (Power Transmission & Distribution) Training of devices compliant to IEC 61850 -- "DIGSI 4 - Configuration of substations and devices using IEC61850" (2003-12-16)

  • Using the IEC 61850 Standard for Communication Networks and Systems in Substations - Full Day Course at DistribuTECH 2004 January 18-19, 2004 - Orlando, Florida, USA (2003-12-05)

  • IEC 61850 meets ABB's Industrial IT -- ABB works continuously to develop advanced concepts, such as Industrial IT, that provide a competitive edge and maximize benefit for their entire customer base. Both IEC 61850 and ABB's Industrial IT solutions are the fruit of advanced thinking about the direction industrial automation is taking -- Deutsche Version. (2003-12-02)

  • Folien zum SPS/IPC/Drives Kongressbeitrag: "Architekturen für innovatives Steuern” am 26.11.2003 in Nürnberg: "Offene Objektmodelle, Kommunikation und Konfiguration gemäß der Norm IEC 61850" (2003-11-27)

  • Neue Normen für SCADA-Aufgaben – Offene Objektmodelle, Konfiguration und Kommunikation nach IEC 61850 und IEC 61400-25 (2003-11-27)

  • Slides from the Seminar on IEC 61400-25 (Communication for wind power plants) held in Boulder (CO) November 17, 2003; (2003-11-27)

  • Two recent power blackouts (August 14, 2003, in the USA and August 28, 2003, in London) are documented: These documents are "must-read" for every engineer involved in the utility business! (2003-11-27)

  • DistribuTECH, January 20-22, 2004, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL USA, Tuesday, January 20, 2004, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Seamless Information Models And Information Exchange Based On IEC 61850 (IEC 61400-25), IEC 61970, and XML; Author: Karlheinz Schwarz, Schwarz Consulting Company, SCC (2003-10-09)

  • SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2003 - Elektrische Automatisierung - Systeme & Komponenten, Internationale Fachmesse und Kongress. 25. - 27.11.2003, Nürnberg, Deutschland; Beitrag von Karlheinz Schwarz, Schwarz Consulting Company, Karlsruhe am Mittwoch, 26.11.2003, 17:00 Offene Objektmodelle, Kommunikation und Konfiguration gemäß der Norm IEC 61850 (2003-10-09)

  • The IEC TC88 PT 25 Working Group will be presenting the upcoming standard IEC 61400-25 in a 1 day seminar in Boulder, Colorado on Monday, November 17 (2003-10-09)

  • Anwendung IEC 61400-25 (Kommunikation für Windenergieanlagen) und IEC 61850 (Kommunikation für Schaltanlagen), Dr. Buchholz/Schubert (Siemens PDT) während des 8. Kasseler Symposium Energie-Systemtechnik - Energie und Kommunikation - 13./14. November 2003 in Kassel; Beitrag: Kommunikation und Fehlerfrüherkennung (2003-10-06)

  • Substation Automation Handbook (some 400 pages). This Book arrived on time after the August 14 power blackout: To secure and improve electric power networks, substation experts all over the world should know this book.(2003-09-11)

  • Proposed new IEC standard based on IEC 61850: Communications Systems for Distributed Energy Resources (DER). Document Reference IEC TC 57/660/NP: "... distributed energy resources (DER), comprising dispersed generation (DG) devices and dispersed storage (DS) devices, including, but not limited to, reciprocating engines, fuel cells, microturbines, wind turbines, photovoltaic, and storage devices. ...", contact IEC TC 57 or your national committee to get a copy of the proposal (2003-09-05)

  • Proposed new IEC standard based on IEC 61850: Hydroelectric power plants - communication for monitoring and control Document Reference IEC TC 57/661/NP: "... communication between hydroelectric power plant components and actors within the power plant and its related systems. ..", contact IEC TC 57 or your national committee to get a copy of the proposal (2003-09-05)

  • Elforsk Rapport Number 2:16 Wind Power Communication - Design & Implementation of Test Environment for IEC 61850 / UCA2; Stockholm, April 2002 (2003-08-14)

  • John McDonald, Senior Principal Consultant, KEMA: Substation automation: IED integration and availability of information "...If your timeframe is one to two years, you should consider IEC 61850 and UCA2 MMS as the protocol. ..." (2003-08-14)

  • GE's Gustavo Brunello (in the Electricity Today): "...The flexibility provided by the IEC850/UCA-MMS protocols has the potential for saving millions of dollars in development costs for utilities and manufacturers, ...". (2003-08-14)

  • GE Power Systems announces upgrade to integrated substation communications system ... UCA protocol enhancement developed (2003-08-14)

  • "The greatest advance in protection in the last 20 years - communications ... IEC 61850 is widely considered to be the precursor to new horizones..." (2003-08-14)

  • KEMA Seminar "Utility Communications" June 16-20, 2003 - Substation Automation (IEC 61850), EDI & Security . All presentations available for download (2003-08-14)

  • IEC 61850 - Der Weg in die Praxis (Download aller Präsentationsfolien)
    Erfolgreiche FGH / VDN-Fachtagung: "Kommunikationsnormung für die Schutz- und Stationsleittechnik und für ..." - mit 200 Teilnehmern - 11. und 12. März 2003 in Mannheim (2003-08-14)

  • IEC 61400-25 (Communications for monitoring and control of wind power plants)
    First Committee Draft is out for review by Member countries of IEC TC 88 (2003-08-14)


  • IEC 61850: Allready 9 of 14 parts published as international standard (2003-08-14)

  • Red Electrica (The leading Power Transmission Company in Spain) builds a "Management System for Remote Substation". Objective: Implement an Integrated Environment for Substation Secondary Equipment Management and Maintenance applying the standard IEC 61850 (download presentation pdf 1.19 MB) (2003-06-23)

  • The absolute highlight of the week May 11-17 - An arrival worth waiting for:
    Four new parts of IEC 61850 have been published as International Standard, ... Does more than just give another communication protocol. The published standards provide a comprehensive substation information model (61850-7-4), common data classes (7-3), advanced information exchange services (7-2), ... Learn first-hand from one of the editors of IEC 61850 and IEC 61400-25 what you need to know about the standard. (2003-05-16)

  • Excellent Animated Power Point Presentation on IEC 61850 (From Theory to Communication) by Jochen Haude (RWE Net).(2003-04-26)

  • The FDIS IEC 61850-7-4 has been approved.(2003-04-03)

  • The FDIS ballot of IEC 61850-7-1 has been started on March 14, 2003; closes May 16, 2003.(2003-03-14)

  • The FDIS IEC 61850-7-3 has been approved.(2003-03-14)

  • The FDIS ballot of the second edition of the MMS Service/Protocol Standard (ISO 9506-1/-2 : 2002) has been approved - 100 per cent positive votes! (The informational copies of ISO/FDIS 9506-1 (ZIP - 1,845KB) and ISO/FDIS 9506-2 (ZIP - 954KB) are available for immediate download). (2003-03-14)

  • IEC 61850 - Der Weg in die Praxis (Download verschiedener Präsentationen)
    Erfolgreiche FGH / VDN-Fachtagung: "Kommunikationsnormung für die Schutz- und Stationsleittechnik und für ..." - mit 200 Teilnehmern - 11. und 12. März 2003 in Mannheim (2003-03-13)

  • Präsentation von Karlheinz Schwarz (SCC) über "Neues aus der Normung" am 26.2.2003 in Frankfurt/M [pps 4.3 MB - pdf 1 MB] - Februar 2003
    Präsentation VDE ETG-Workshop "Neue dezentrale Versorgungsstrukturen": Energiemanagement - Datenkommunikation aus Herstellersicht 19. und 20.2.2003 in Frankfurt/M [pps 2.2MB - pdf 565 KB] - Februar 2003

  • IEC FDIS 61850-7-2 (Basic communication structure for substation and feeder equipment – Abstract
    communication service interface (ACSI)) has been approved by 100 per cent of the TC 57 member countries. IS publication expected in March 2003.


  • Präsentation VDE ETG-Workshop von Karlheinz Schwarz (SCC) über "Neue dezentrale Versorgungsstrukturen": Energiemanagement - Datenkommunikation aus Herstellersicht 19. und 20.2.2003 in Frankfurt/M [pps 2.2MB - pdf 565 KB] - Februar 2003

  • The second edition of the MMS Service/Protocol Standard (ISO 9506-1/-2 : 2002) has been published for FDIS ballot (The informational copies of ISO/FDIS 9506-1 (ZIP - 1,845KB) and ISO/FDIS 9506-2 (ZIP - 954KB) are available for immediate download). The ballot closes on 2003-02-26.

  • IEC 61850-7-3 FDIS officially published (Ballot closes: 2003-02-21) - Communication networks and systems in substations - Part 7-3: Basic communication structure for substation and feeder equipment - Common data classes. Ask your national IEC TC 57 mirror committee for a copy of the FDIS (2002-12-28)

  • IEC 61850-9-1 FDIS officially published (Ballot closes: 2003-02-21) - Communication networks and systems in substations - Part 9-1: Specific communication service mapping (SCSM) - Sampled values over serial unidirectional multidrop point to point link. Ask your national IEC TC 57 mirror committee for a copy of the FDIS (2002-12-28)

  • IEC 61850-8-1 CDV officially published (Ballot closes: 2003-05-09) - Communication networks and systems in substations - Part 8-1: Specific communication service mapping (SCSM) - Mappings to MMS (ISO/IEC 9506 Part 1 and Part 2) and to ISO/IEC 8802-3. Ask your national IEC TC 57 mirror committee for a copy of the CDV (2002-12-28)

  • IEC 61850-7-2 FDIS officially published (Ballot closes: 2003-01-24) - Communication networks and systems in substations - Part 7-3: Basic communication structure for substation and feeder equipment - Abstract communication service interface (ACSI). Ask your national IEC TC 57 mirror committee for a copy of the FDIS (2002-11-23)

  • Normung der Kommunikation für Windenergieanlagen - 2. Sitzung des deutschen Spiegelgremiums DKE 383.0.1 am 05.12.2002 in Kassel (2002-10-31)

  • IEC 61850 - Der Weg in die Praxis
    FGH / VDN-Fachtagung Kommunikationsnormung für die Schutz- und Stationsleittechnik und für ...
    11. und 12. März 2003 in Mannheim (2002-10-30)


  • IEC 61850-Intensivkurs: Von der Normung zu den Produkten und Anwendungen
    (2002-10-25)


  • IEC TC 57 has set up on 2002-10-16 an Ad Hoc working group on "Interoperability within TC 57 in the long term": TC 57 "presently investigates the usage of IEC 61850 for communication not only within the substation but also between substation and control center. Convenor: Paul SKARE Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution. (2002-10-25)

  • Standard IEC 61850 for substation automation and other power system applications; article prepared for the international conference “Power Systems and Communications Infrastructures for the future” Beijing, September 2002 (2002-10-07)

  • Questions and answers related to IEC 61850 added (2002-10-05)

  • IEC 61850/UCA in China ... Seminars by Karlheinz Schwarz (SCC):
    Shanghai - Friday, Oct 11 at a Power Company
    Xian - Monday, Oct 14 at a Power Company   -   contact: Karlheinz Schwarz

  • IEC 61850-7-4 (-7-3 and -7-2) have been registered for FDIS publication - Geneva 2002-09-09

  • IEC 61850: Seamless control, monitoring and configuration of electric substations and decentralized power generation - Brief Report on IEC 61850 at IEC Website (2002-09-02)

  • First switchgear connected by IEC 61850 Process Bus (2002-08-28)

  • UCA2/IEC 61850/MMS communications supported by GE Power Management (2002-08-24)

  • UCA/IEC 61850 GOOSE for peer-to-peer communication supported by ALSTOM T&D Protection & Control (2002-08-24)

  • ABB will demonstrate IEC 61850 at CIGRE 2002 in Paris from (26.-30. August) (2002-08-16)

  • Ethernet in Substation Automation meets the requirements ... a report from ABB [pdf 650KB] (2002-07-25)

  • Norm IEC 61850: Die «Grossen» machen gemeinsame Sache. Der Standard IEC 61850 für die Kommunikation in Schaltanlagen ... (2002-07-24)

  • VDMA Multimedia im Maschinenbau: ISO- und IEC-Normen: Durchgängiger Datenaustausch vom Prozess bis zur globalen Überwachung (2002-07-20)

  • Wind Power Communication - Elforsk Verification report and recommendation (2002-07-20)

  • ABB supports IEC 61850 (2002-07-20)

  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) Relay supports UCA (2002-07-20)

  • Siemens supports IEC 61850 (June 2002): see presentation from Dr. Heinrich Hiesinger, Group President of Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD) [pdf 4MB approx.] (2002-07-20)

  • UCA 2.0: The GE Experience Mark Adamiak and Drew Baigent, GE Power Management (2002-07-20)

  • TASE.2 for embedded systems available (2002-07-19)

  • Deutsche Vereinigung des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V. (DVGW) spricht sich für TASE.2 aus (2002-07-19)

  • Normung der Kommunikation für Windenergieanlagen - Gründungssitzung des deutschen Spiegelgremiums DKE 383.0.1 am 27.08.2002 (2002-07-13)

  • ABB, Alstom, Siemens, RWE: Integrated communication standard for switchgear stations: IEC 61850 - one world - one technology - one standard [summary pdf, presentation at Hanover Fair 2002: 16.04 and 17.04.2002]

  • UCATM and IEC 61850 For DUMMIES by Douglas Proudfoot Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution (2002-03-21)

  • Success story: IEC 61850 (UCA TM) at the DistribuTECH in Miami Beach, Florida, February 27 - March 1, 2002 (2002-03-10)

  • New industrial Ethernet switches - Extended Temperature (-40ºC to 85ºC), ... (2002-02-23)

  • ABB and SIEMENS proved that the IEC standard 61850-9-1 is an excellent solution to reach interoperability between devices from different vendors. (2002-02-02)

  • Updated comparison of IEC 60870-5-101 (-103, 104), DNP3, IEC 60870-6-TASE,2 with the new standard IEC 61850. (2002-02-02)

  • Fuel Cells - US Department of Energy (DOE) and big Automakers promote fuel cell develepment (distributed power generation needs standard communication). (2001-01-10)

  • Download Free Server Demo Software and Tutorial
    for IEC 61850 / IEC 61400-25 / UCATM / MMS (with Web/XML support)
    executable on your PC (Win 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP) (2002-01-07)

  • MMS (ISO 9506) Draft Version 2002 for comments available. (2001-11-26)

  • Big Success: KEMA Seminar - Communication protocols for the Electricity Industry ... 27-29 NOVEMBER 2001, The Hague, The Netherlands (2001-11-29)

  • Fast ETHERNET im Windpark (Hirschmann) [pdf 2.5 MB]
    Fast ETHERNET in wind power plants [pdf 1.6 MB] - November 2001

  • Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution - Key technology: Integrated Communication Systems ... "one world, one technology, one standard: IEC 61850" (2001-11-22)

  • Distributed Energy: Presentation by K. Schwarz on seamless communication at the DistribuTECH in Miami Beach, Florida, February 27 - March 1, 2002

  • Advances in Distributed Energy Control and Communication Systems, ...open and standard protocols are essential ... Executive Summary [pdf] (2001-11-16)

  • AWWA (American Water Works Association) recommends UCA (TM) / IEC 61850 for the water industry

  • ALSTOM T&D Protection & Control: "...Future communication standard IEC 61850 will enable the development of new architecture that will be more cost effective. ..." Perspectives for the substation digital bays by L. Hossenlopp [pdf] (2001-11-14)

  • City Power Johannesburg signs largest Universal Relay order for South Africa Utility using technology from GE Power Management "to begin its transition to the IEC 61850 Protocol ... IEC 61850 standard ... is a protocol that all vendors will support and allow for the interchangeability ... Seamless integration of such products into the SCADA system is a priority..." [pdf] (2001-11-06)

  • Seminar Communication protocols for the Electricity Industry to support liberalization of the European market 27, 28 & 29 NOVEMBER 2001, THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS (2001-11-06)

  • SIEMENS - Training on IEC 61850 communication in substations
    "... Introduction into the important future list-of-norms IEC 61850 (Communication Networks and Systems in Substations) ..." (2001-11-06)

  • OPEN COMMUNICATION PLATFORM AT LAUFENBURG Switzerland
    "The TASE.2 protocol was selected because of its openness, flexibility, functionality and interoperability. ...TASE.2 protocol has started to play a major role for distribution utilities within the deregulated market. ..." [pdf] (2001-11-06)

  • GE Power Management is pleased to announce that ... Bristol Virginia Utilities Board Energizes First North American UCA Substation - Markham, ON, March 21, 2001... " [pdf] (2001-11-06)

  • DISTRIBUTION AUTOMATION - Power System Data Communication Architecture at BC Hydro
    "... Under the proposed architecture, there is one station LAN based on an open standard protocol such as UCA 2.0. This station LAN will handle all real-time and non real-time data between the IEDs, RTU and other station equipment..." (2001-11-06)

  • GE Power Management - Design and Implementation of a UCA based Substation Control System
    "... utilities are beginning to implement substation protection and control systems that are based on this technology." [pdf] (2001-11-06)

  • Über 30 Mrd. DM jährlich beträgt der volkswirtschaftliche Nutzen der Normung.
  • IEC STANDARDIZATION - How small to medium sized enterprises benefit from international standardization [pdf] (2001-11-06)

  • IEC STANDARDIZATION - How multinational corporations benefit from international standardization [pdf] (2001-11-06)

  • The first official working draft for the standard 61400-25 "(based on 61850) published. (11/2001)

  • Infotag im VDMA
    Wettbewerbsvorteile durch Standardisierung "Erfolgsstories aus der Fabrikautomation" - 15.November 2001


  • New Report: Use of the standard IEC 61850 outside the areas of Electrical Utilities (08/2001)

  • Comparison of IEC 60870-5-101 (-103, 104), IEC 60870-6-TASE,2 with the new standard IEC 61850. (08/2001)

  • Communications for monitoring and control of wind power plants (08/2001)

    The Project Team 61400-25 of the IEC TC 88 (Wind Turbine Systems) will held its second meeting in Copenhagen (Denmark) 5-6 September 2001. The first proposal for the standard 61400-25 (based on 61850) will be discussed in Copenhagen. (08/2001)


  • New ballot on profiles for IEC Fieldbus (IEC 61784) - ballot ends 2002-01-18 (08/2001)

  • New ballot on revised and enhanced IEC Fieldbus (IEC 61158) - ballot ends 2002-01-18 (08/2001)

  • IEEE pilot program grants open access to IEEE 802 standards! 12 standards are available at no charge in PDF format. (08/2001)

  • MMS Implementation for Siemens SIMATIC S7 400 (07/2001)

  • MMS (ISO 9506) New Work Item proposal published by ISO TC 184 (07/2001)

  • Standard IEC 61850/UCATM ist auch für Anwendungen außerhalb elektrischer Energieversorgungssysteme geeignet. Standard für die gesamte industrielle Automation. (07/2001)

  • Kommunikation für die Automation im Wandel - Von der Vielheit zur Einheit - Beitrag von Karlheinz Schwarz (SCC) in den VDMA Nachrichten. (07/2001)

  • Updated comprehensive introduction to IEC 61850 and UCA (some 160 slides) [PDF 3 MByte]
    (06/2001)


  • New web site for distributed power generation (e.g., activities of Wind power industry in IEC TC 88) opened. (06/2001)

  • UCATM for Gas Industry - EPRI and GRI have published multipart specification (06/2001)

  • OnTime Networks provides advanced industrial Ethernet switches... [-10 .. 60] Cº (06/2001)

  • ABB and Siemens support the global standard IEC 61850 (05/2001)

  • The UCATM Users Group has been set up. This is a major step forward in supporting the UCATM and IEC 61850 technology. (05/2001)

  • The benefits of the coming standard IEC61850 for communication in substations by Lars Andersson and Dr. Klaus-Peter Brand (ABB Power Automation Ltd., Switzerland) (05/2001)

  • Application of XML applied for UCA and IEC 61850 (03/2001)

  • Nach Urteil: Windkraft-Anlagen im Aufwind (03/2001)

  • IEC 61850-7-x Committee Drafts for vote published by IEC (03/01)

  • ISO TC 184 (Industrial Automation) - Übersicht über laufende Arbeiten des SC5 (Architecture, Communications and Integration Frameworks) (03/01)

  • IEC 61850 Introduction - Communication networks and systems in Substations - 40 slides (03/01)

  • Wireless Fieldbus - Funkgestützte Kommunikation - Eine Herausforderung für die Automatisierungstechnik (03/01)

  • Compaq's Real time factory floor data integration middleware and MMS (03/01)

  • A pilot project for testing the standards drafts for open communication in substations (VEW ENERGIE - AG - ABB - ALSTOM SIEMENS - FGH) (03/01)

  • Design and Implementation of a UCA based Substation Control System (Mark Adamiak, GE Power Management (Ashish Kulshrestha, KVB-Enertec Inc) (03/01)

  • The Fusion of Internet and Ethernet Technologies Ushers in a New Era in Substation Automation (Dave Banham, Kevin Hill, Alstom) (03/01)


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