Dr Wojciech E. Kozlowski was invited to give an approx. 2-hour speech at the 2019 IEC 61850 Workshop organized on July 23, 2019 in Taipei by Chung Yuan Christian University, with co-organizers including Taiwan Power Company (TPC) and Taiwan Smart Grid Industry Association (TSGIA).

The goal of the Workshop was to support rapid introduction of the IEC 61850 standard and promotion of smart grid industry development.

INFO TECH presentation was entitled "All we want from the IEC 61850 standard: comprehensive for users, well supported for product vendors."

The key topics of this presentation were:

  • IEC 61850 - the globally accepted standard for communication in power utility systems as yet another face of Internet times
  • IEC 61850 basics - explained to be tentatively comprehended in no more than 30 minutes
  • Testing and diagnosing IEC 61850 communication
  • Simulation of systems based on standardized description language
  • How to support Taiwanese companies in fast development of their own IEC 61850 conformant products
    • Is IEC 61850 a business case?
    • IEC 61850 deployment in products - why a mature source code library is a cornerstone

   

   

 

We would like to express special thanks to Professor Shi Lin Chen from Department of Electrical Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University in Taoyuan, for the invitation and opportunity to contribute to this Workshop. 

And our thanks are also due to over 100 representatives of Taiwanese companies, universities and government agencies for attending our speech at the 2019 IEC 61850 Workshop and for the opportunity to discuss the possible deployment scenarios for products and to establish direct contacts for future co-operation. The workshop was indeed followed by business meetings with 5 companies.

   

One of our co-operation plans was concluded by a traditional Chinese dinner in the interiors of ancient Rome - confirming that both of our cultural roots rely on the principle "pacta sund servanda".

And obviously the new chapter of INFO TECH history will be written in Chinese (traditional) - it is time to practice it.

 

 

 

 

IEC 61850 Ed.2 GOOSE performance test was performed on feeder protection relay Easergy P5F30 proving its conformance to performance class P2, still with perfect avarage application to application delays under 1 ms.

The implementation of the IEC 61850 communication interface in these products was done based on INFO TECH IEC 61850 Software Library and with the assistance of our team.

 

The UCA IUG IEC 61850-5 Edition 2 Performance Class P2 (10ms) certificate for Easergy P5F30 was issued on the 21st of May 2019.

In the first quarter of 2019 the UCA IEC 61850 Edition 2 conformance tests of Schneider Electric universal current protection relay Easergy P5U20, voltage protection relay Easergy P5V20 and motor protection relay Easergy P5M30 were successfully carried out at Schneider Electric IEC61850 lab in China. 

The implementation of the IEC 61850 communication interface in these products was done based on INFO TECH IEC 61850 Software Library and with the assistance of our team.

 

The UCA IUG certificates of the IEC 61850 Ed.2 conformance Level B for Easergy P5U20, Easergy P5V20 and Easergy P5M30 were published in March and April 2019.

 

 

Our training session organized in LINTE2 Laboratory of Gdansk University of Technology gathered 22 participants from 9 companies and institutions. The group was indeed composed of experienced specialists in the field of electrical engineering, many of them with more than 10 years long record of work with power automation systems, including also IEC 61850 based installations. Thus, the training content could be truly enriched by discussing e.g. experience from system configuration and specific implementations of reporting function and GOOSE in various devices.

 

Our advanced IEC 16850 training course collected the following ratings in the evaluation scale from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest):

Training material rated 4.4

Competence of instructors rated 4.9

Significance to participant's work rated 3.7

Novelty of acquired information rated 3.0

General evaluation of the training rated 4.0

The participants indicated also the following topics of the training as most interesting: 

  • cybersecurity,
  • part 8-2 (new protocol stack for DER systems),
  • comparison of editions 2 and 2.1 with edition 1,
  • hands-on exercises with frame analysis (a new extended version of WireShark application was developed and provided by INFO TECH to enable complete MMS message interpretation in accordance with the IEC 61850 semantics).

 

 

INFO TECH highly values the co-operation with the Faculty of Electrical and Control Engineering and with the LINTE2 Laboratory staff to organize this course in the premises allowing to demonstrate an operating IEC 61850 based power automation system.

 

 

Starting from the beginning of April 2019  INFO TECH Technology Office operates in the new premises - on top floor of the Green Office building, Gdansk, Partyzantow 76.

The new place in the building located on the heights gives us a magnificent view of the city and also of the sea.