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Free ONE DAY Seminar in Cape Town (South Africa)

Communications in Power Systems
and IEC TC 57 Standards

Karlheinz Schwarz, NettedAutomation, Germany

Christoph Brunner, ABB, Switzerland

Monday, October 17, 2005
(prior to the TC 57 SPAG and Plenary meeting)

10:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.

3rd floor Auditorium
Eskom Head Office Bellville
60 Voortrekker Road
Bellville (close to Cape Town, South Africa)

Registration is required (see below); cut-off date is 07 October, 2005

Transportation from the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre ) will be arranged if required !

Tea/Coffee and Lunch will be sponsored by the Industry Association Resource Centre - a department of Eskom.

Communications for electric power systems have come a long way since the eighties. Many (perhaps too many) special-purpose networks have been installed since then. Today, users are faced with a crucial proliferation of solutions, most of which are proprietary. The costs for information integration and management are extremely high, and ever growing. Device and application interoperability is a key factor for the success of future stable electric power systems - at all levels: generation, transmission, distribution, control center, and planning.

Various organizations like IEC, IEEE, and user organizations have defined standards to reduce the proliferation. The seminar provides an overview about the most important standards available and under way.

Among others the following standards will be presented and discussed:

  • IEC 61968/70 Common Information Model, CIM,
  • IEC 60870-6 TASE.2 (ICCP) Inter control-center communication protocol,
  • IEC 60870-5-10x and DNP3 Telecontrol protocols,
  • Zillion Fieldbusses, conventional and Ethernet-based,
  • IEC 61850 Substation communications,
  • IEC 61850-based solutions for the whole electric power delivery system,
  • IEEE TR 1550 UCA2.0 compared with IEC 61850

Karlheinz Schwarz is the president of Schwarz Consulting Company, SCC, Karlsruhe, Germany, specializing in distributed automation systems. He is involved in many international standardization projects such as IEC 61850, IEC 61400-25, etc. He is engaged in representing main industry branches in the international standardization of real-time information modeling, configuration, and exchange systems. He provides consulting services and training for utilities, system integrators, consultants, and vendors. SCC training courses are considered to be outstanding.

Christoph Brunner graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in 1983 as M.Sc. E. He is a member of IEEE Power Engineering Society and IEEE Standards Association. Mr. Brunner started his career as a hardware development engineer. Later he was a project manager and a development manager for telecontrol systems and RTUs used for utility automation. He now works as a project manager at ABB Switzerland Ltd. in the business area of Power Technology Products in Zurich, Switzerland, where he is responsible for the communication architecture of the substation automation systems. He is convenor of the WG 10 of the IEC TC57. This working group has the task to finalize and maintain IEC 61850.

Registration for participation of the ONE-DAY FREE Seminar in Cape Town
on Monday, October 17, 2005

Registrations will be handled on a first-come first-served basis !!

Cut-off date: 07 October, 2005

We will send you a confirmation.

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