Find out about IEC 61850 for free

Megger is organizing a free one-day tutorial covering IEC 61850 theory and practical applications.

Dallas, Texas, March 8, 2010—In response to the huge demand from engineers in the power utility sector for useful and reliable information about IEC 61850, the new networking standard for substation applications, Megger is organizing a free one-day tutorial covering IEC 61850 theory and practical applications.

The tutorial will be held in a working environment that allows for hands-on training, and will be of particular value to protection engineers and others who are responsible for substation design and relay configuration.

Entitled “An Introduction to Configuration and Testing of IEC 61850 Multivendor Schemes,” the tutorial will comprise three major sessions. The first provides an overview of IEC 61850 and lays the foundations for the subsequent sessions. The second session comprises an introduction to the software provided by various vendor for configuring their IEDs, and will explain how to integrate and streamline a multivendor protection scheme.

In the third and final session, participants will apply what they have learned in a practical scenario that involves configuring an assigned relay for a breaker failure scheme. The participants will be divided into groups, and each group will develop the configuration file for their relay as part of the overall protection scheme.

The tutorial will be conducted by Megger’s IEC 61850 experts, Rene Aguilar and James Ariza, both of whom have extensive practical experience of testing and commissioning distribution and protection schemes, and of performing power system studies. All of those attending will have ample opportunity for one-to-one interaction with the experts, as well as time to share their own knowledge, experience and expertise.

Megger’s IEC 61850 tutorial will be held on Monday, March 29 2010, at the Mockingbird C&D Conference Rooms, Hilton College Station, 801 University Drive East, College Station, TX 77840. For further information and to book places for the tutorial, please contact Nicole Stokes at 1-214 330-3245 or by email at An early response is recommended—places are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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