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IEC 61850 Technical Overview

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    This course is for those who need an introduction to IEC 61850. It provides a conceptual understanding of Substation Automation and IEC61850. It highlights how this standard impacts the design of the protection, control and communication structure in the substation and power system network.   

    Course Outline

    Why IEC61850
    • Substation Automation History
    • Utility requirement
    • Need of global Standard 
    • Introduction of IEC 61850
    Substation Automation Basics
    • Substation automation basic functions
    • History of common system architecture used  
    • Centralized versus decentralized system architecture
    • Common protocols used
    • Interfaces with control system
    Modern Substation Automation
    • Introduction to IEC61850
    • IEC61850 approach and  goals
    • System Architecture, Station Bus, process bus
    • High light of Data modeling and services
    • Interoperability
    • Scada interfaces

    Who Should Attend

    .       Staff who need a conceptual overview of IEC 61850 and how it compares to conventional substation automation technologies

    ·       Engineers and technical staff  who may need to account for IEC 61850 in their work, such as procurement, system planning, network management, distribution or generation connections.

    Key Benefits

    ·       An overview of  modern substation automation infrastructure and basic networking principles 

    ·       An understanding of how work may be changed to accommodate the requirements of a modern automated substation and the standard


    • Mansour Jalali P.Eng

      Mansour has more than 20 years experience in design, application, testing and commissioning of Protection and Modern Substation Automation systems with utilities and industries around the world, including projects in Europe, the Middleast, Asia, North and South America.  Multivendor projects include implementation and interoperability of technologies from ABB, Siemens, AREVA,  SEL and others.
      He has worked on many  projects which included the design and test of the significant IEC61850 multi-vendor based Substation Automation Systems in Canada.
      Mansour has delivered numerous protection, power system and IEC61850 application courses. Mansour is a senior member of the Kinectrics team whose expertise is in implementation and interoperability of multivendor systems.

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    Training Locations

    • Head Office

      800 Kipling Ave., Unit 2
      Toronto, Ontario, M8Z 5G5