IEC 61850 Standard for Smart Grid: A Futuristic Approach
In recent decades, the power grid has significantly developed especially for the monitoring, protection, and control equipment in the substation control house. However, the many communication protocols have resulted in a lack of interoperability among protection and control equipment. Consequently, the international standard IEC 61850 has been developed for communication networks in electric power systems. It is designed to provide a common platform for the integration of substation automation and power system protection. The standard is widely used in the smart grid industry to increase the efficiency, reliability, and safety of power systems. The presentation will focus on the benefits of using IEC 61850 in smart grid systems, including its ability to improve communication between substations, reduce costs, and support the integration of renewable energy sources. The presentation will also discuss the futuristic approach of the standard and its potential to support the integration of new technologies such as the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) in the power grid. Overall, the presentation will highlight the importance of IEC 61850 as a key enabler for the future of smart grid systems.
Mohammed Ibrahim, a substation engineer at Leidos Engineering. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Power and Energy Engineering. In his current role, Mohammed designs substations for major power utilities. He is specialized in designing protection and control systems with the latest industry standards. His vision focuses to shape the future of the power grid.