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TB 819 WG B5.50

IEC 61850 - Based substation automation systems – Users expectations and stakeholders interaction

The publication of IEC 61850 standard series started to replace the use of old proprietary and IEC 60870-5-103 based protocols in Digital Substation Automation Systems. Its main objective is to allow interoperability between Intelligent Electronic Devices of different vendors in one automation system and increase substation engineering efficiency. Its scope has lately extended beyond the limits of a substation. IEC 61850 aims to be THE standard applied in substations worldwide, as in many other domains.

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Protection and automation

This Technical Brochure has been created by a Working Group from the CIGRE Protection and automation Study Committee which is one of CIGRE's 16 domains of work.
The scope of the Committee covers the principles, design, application and management of power system protection, substation control, automation, monitoring, recording and metering – including associated internal and external communications and interfacing for remote control and monitoring.

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