- Course at a Glance
- Code: CSZ
- Course Length: 3 Months
In this interactive 3 month LIVE ONLINE course, you will learn:
- The basic scope and outline of IEC 61850
- Substation automation functions and architectures
- To identify the most appropriate networking components for substation automation
- About using the IEC 61850 data model to specify a substation automation system
- To use the IEC 61850 model as a data integration platform
- IEC 61850 communication mapping, configuration and testing
- Practical: Server/Client setup; simulate/capture GOOSE messages and SV
Older (‘legacy’) substation automation protocols and hardware/software architectures provided basic functionality for power system automation, and were designed to accommodate the technical limitations of the technologies available at the time. However, in recent years there have been vast improvements in technology, especially on the networking side. This has opened the door for dramatic improvements in the approach to power system automation in substations. The latest developments in networking such as high-speed, deterministic, redundant Ethernet, as well as other technologies including TCP/IP, high-speed Wide Area Networks and high-performance embedded processors, are providing capabilities that could hardly be imagined when most legacy substation automation protocols were designed.
IEC 61850 is a part of the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee 57 (TC57) architecture for electric power systems. It is an important international standard for substation automation, and it is having a significant impact on how electric power systems are designed and built for the future. The model-driven approach of IEC 61850 is an innovative approach and requires a new way of thinking about substation automation. This will result in significant improvements in the costs and performance of electric power systems.
This program covers core components of IEC 61850 and will provide you with the tools and knowledge to tackle your next substation automation project with confidence. The program commences with a review of the fundamentals of substation automation, IEC 61850 elements and core substation architectures. The communication interface hardware and standards are reviewed, along with Ethernet and TCP/IP protocols. A detailed explanation of IEC 61850 is given, where the features, message structure, practical benefits and applications are discussed. Furthermore, the program will cover the configuration of IEC 61850 systems, including conformance testing, migration, implementation issues and recent developments.
This program is designed for personnel with a need to understand the techniques required to use and apply IEC 61850 to substation automation, hydro power plants, wind turbines and distributed energy resources as productively and economically as possible.
The program will be suitable for:
- Power utility engineers (Generation, Transmission & Distribution)
- Substation Engineers (Substation Design Engineers)
- Process Engineers
- I&C and Automation Specialists
The content is intended to be product independent but examples will be taken from existing products to ensure that all aspects of the IEC 61850 protocols are covered.
MODULE 1: Introduction
Client/server & publish/subscribe concept
DNP3 and IEC 60870
Utility Communication Architecture (UCA)
Key features of IEC 61850
MODULE 2: Substation Automation Functions
Remote Terminal Unit (RTU)
PLC and Protection Relays
Intelligent Electronic Device (IED)
MODULE 3: Power System Automation Architectures
Types of automation architectures
Architecture of HV substation automation systems
Automation of MV substations
HV bay control
Current and future trends
MODULE 4: Basic IEC 61850 Substation Architecture
Merging Units (MUs)
MODULE 5: Communication Basics
Physical Interfaces (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Media (copper, multi-mode fibre, single-mode fibre)
Media access (full duplex vs. CSMA /CD)
MODULE 6: TCP/IP and Related Concepts
TCP & UDP
IP addressing: IPv4 vs. IPv6
Subnet masks and default gateways
Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
MODULE 7: IEC 61850 Data Modelling Approach
The information model
The Abstract Communication Service Interface (ACSI)
MODULE 8: IEC 61850 Data Modelling & Communication Models
Common data class
Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS)
Generic Object Oriented Substation Event (GOOSE)
Sampled Values (SV) multicast
MODULE 9: Time Sync, Configuration Language & Tools
Time Synchronisation (SNTP)
IEC 61850-6 Substation Configuration Language (SCL)
MODULE 10: Practical & Conformance Testing
Documentation and process
Practical example and exercise (SCL, Client/Server, GOOSE and SV)
MODULE 11: Migration & Implementation Issues
Benefits of IEC 61850
MODULE 12: Review of Automation Products & Recent Developments
IEC 61850 Edition 2
Object models for hydro power plants, wind turbines and Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
Mapping of IEC 61850 on DN P3 and IEC 60870-5-101/-104
The use of IEC 61499 (Distributed Function Blocks) in conjunction with IEC 61850
Exchanging synchrophasor data between PMUs, PDCs, WAM PAC and control centre applications: IEC/TR 618-90-5:2012(E)
Communication with the control centre based on IEC 61850 and Harmonisation with CIM
Learning and Teaching
Benefits of eLearning to Students
- Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
- Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your instructor and fellow students
- Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
- Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
- Expert instructors: instructors have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
- No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
- Constant support: from your instructor(s) and a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the complete duration of the course
- International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice
Benefits of eLearning to Employers
- Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
- Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
- Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
- Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
- International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional instructors and students
How Does it Work?
EIT eLearning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a professional instructor, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Learning Support Officer.
Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories
As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, our online engineering courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log to and proceed through the various practical sessions.
These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from your course.
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