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IEC 61850: Digitizing the Electric Power Grid

IEC 61850: Digitizing the Electric Power Grid

By (author): Alexander Apostolov
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 476
ISBN: 9781630818852

IEC 61850 is an international standard that defines communications protocols for intelligent devices and substation communication and automation. This book introduces the different parts of the standard and their evolution from a substation-centered approach towards its expansion, targeting the coverage of different domains of the smart grid and approaching the subject of digitization of the grid from a practical point of view. The IEC 61850 standard utilizes named data objects and attributes that support the interoperability between multifunctional devices from different manufacturers integrated in protection automation and control systems. Utility specialists will benefit from this book, as it highlights the contribution of the standard in introducing high speed peer -to-peer communications that support different substation and wide area protection and automation related applications. This book helps readers better understand the modeling concepts of complex devices and systems, introduces efficient methods for the engineering and testing of protection and control systems, and helps define a standardization process and migration strategy. With in-depth coverage of applications related to protection, control, automation, and integration of renewables, this book will be an invaluable tool to utility industry engineers. This is also an excellent resource for researchers developing protection, automation and control devices in systems based on the standard, and consultants helping with the implementation of the standard in different projects.
Digitizing the Smart Grid – what it is and why we need it, Smart Grid Functions, Requirements for IEC 61850, Development of IEC 61850, IEC 61850 standard parts and technical reports, Substation Communications Basics, Technology Fundamentals, Object Modeling and Virtualization, IEC 61850 model details, GOOSE communications and their applications, Sampled Values (SV) communications and their applications, System Configuration Language (SCL) and its applications, Time and its applications, Testing of IEC 61850 Devices and Systems, Digital substations, Cyber Security, Integration of renewable distributed energy resources, Migration Strategies
  • Alexander Apostolov

    received MS degree in Electrical Engineering, MS in Applied Mathematics and Ph.D. from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has 49 years’ experience in power systems protection, automation, control and communications. He is presently Principal Engineer for OMICRON electronics in Los Angeles, CA. He is IEEE Life Fellow and Member of the IEEE PES Power Systems Relaying and Control (PSRC) Committee He is past Chairman of the Relay Communications Subcommittee and serves on many IEEE PES Working groups. He received the IEEE PES Distinguished Service Award in 2007 and is IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He is member of IEC TC57 working groups 10, 17 and 19. He has been involved in the development of UCA 2.0 and IEC 61850 for more than 25 years He is Convener of CIGRE WG B5.69 ”Experience gained and Recommendations for Implementation of Process Bus in Protection, Automation and Control Systems (PACS)” and member of several other CIGRE B5 working groups. He received the 2007 CIGRE Technical Committee Award, the CIGRE 2014 Distinguished Member Award, the 2014 CIGRE USNC Attwood Associate Award, and the 2017 CIGRE Study Committee B5 Distinguished Service Award. He holds four patents and has authored and presented more than 600 technical papers. He is Editor-in-Chief of PAC World and Chairman of the PAC World conference.

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