Testing of IEC 61850 Digitized Protection

Sponsored by the Doble Protection, Automation, Controls & Communications Committee
Carlton Room | Wednesday, April, 10, 2019 | 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

The digital substation has arrived. The industry has “digitalized” formerly hardwired protection binary inputs and outputs, as well as analog signals representing voltages and currents. Now, our industry faces challenges to adjust protection-testing procedures from the practices in use for many decades.

Testing the digital substation requires knowledge of the IEC 61850 standard and its sections. This tutorial is an introduction to help you better understand how to test an IEC 61850 substation.

The tutorial follows this outline:

  • Introduction of the IEC 61850 standard
  • Protection elements defined in the IEC 61850 standard
  • Demonstration of testing IEC-61850-based protection and automation-control systems