By (author): Alexander Apostolov

Copyright: 2022
Pages: 476
ISBN: 9781630818852

Our Price: $112.00


This book covers the digitalization of the grid from a practical point of view and helps you understand the principles used in the development of the standard and its multiple benefits of how they can help in all aspects of the specialists’ everyday work. The book demonstrates that the IEC 61850 standard is a new communications protocol and a completely new engineering environment using named data objects and attributes that support the interoperability between multifunctional devices from different manufacturers integrated in protection automation and control systems. 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. You will be introduced to the different parts of the standard and their evolution from a substation centered approach towards its expansion targeting the coverage of the different domains of the smart grid. It approaches the subject from a practical point utilizing an expert’s years of experience. It provides numerous examples of the application of the standard for protection, automation, and control in smart grid. This is an excellent resource for utility specialists and researchers developing protection, automation and control devices in systems based on the standard; and by consultants helping with the implementation of the standard in different projects.

Table Of Contents
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.