IEC 61850 Training & Workshop

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PAC World Americas Conference 2020
Marriott City Center
Raleigh, NC
August 31, 2020

Triangle MicroWorks is hosting FREE training sessions on IEC 61850 that will cover a variety of topics for both utility engineers and equipment manufacturers.

The training will include both lecture time and also hands-on examples using software tools to reinforce important concepts. 

Topics will include an overview of the different parts of the standard, example applications, Client/Server communications, GOOSE, Sampled Values, System Configuration Language (SCL), and testing features.

Breakfast & Lunch will be provided.

7 PDHs(Professional Development Hours) will  be earned for attending this class. 

Note: this free training is the day before the PAC World Americas Conference which includes presentations on multiple topics related to substation protection, automation, and control.

IEC 61850 Basic Training

9AM to Noon
This session will cover topics such as:

- History and background of concepts
- Digital Transformation of Automation
- Applications such as Synchrophasor, Automation, & SCADA
- Integration Patterns, i.e. Client/Server, Publish/Subscribe (GOOSE & SV)
- Overview of parts of the standard and updates on current work

IEC 61850 Advanced Topics

1PM to 3PM
This session will be a hands on workshop covering real life examples involving :

- SCL workflow
- Data Modelling
- Communications
- Testing features
- Maintenance and Isolation

IEC 61850 Hands On Workshop

3PM to 5PM
This session will be a hands on workshop covering real life examples involving :

- SCL Workflow
- Demonstration of SCL Configuration
- Demonstration of Client/ Server
- GOOSE - subscription and signals
- Introduction to TMW tools including Test Suite Pro and Distributed Test Manager


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Joel Greene - Triangle MicroWorks, Inc.

Background Overview
Mr. Greene has worked with communication protocols for over 15 years with the last 6 years in the power industry. He is the lead engineer for IEC 61850 development & products at Triangle MicroWorks and is heavily involved with 61850 industry groups. Specifically, he is a member of the IEC TC57 WGs 10, 15,17, 61850 Editors group and UML task force. He works as the co-editor of IEC 61850-7.2. He is a member of the UCA Test Committee and Test Procedures Working Group and involved in IEE Standard Association. 

Herb Falk - Outside the Box Consulting Services, LLC

Background Overview
Mr. Falk has over 40 years of experience working in the automation, information exchange, standardization activities, and systems integration.  Previous employment was Westinghouse Numa-Logic and SISCO where he was responsible for 61850 and CIM integration projects and products.  Mr. Falk has been involved with IEC 61850 technology since 1982 and cyber security since 1993.  Mr. Falk is an editor of IEC 61850-8-1, editor of several cyber security standards, and is the Vice President of Testing for the UCA International Users Group (UCA Iug) . His work for the UCA Iug has involved the coordination of IEC 61850 interoperability testing in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017.




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