Local PES/IAS Chapter Meeting: IEC 61850 Protocol for Electrical Substations: What is it? Latest methods to test it


Many utilities are considering migrating their electric systems to the IEC 61850 protocol.  With the adoption of this protocol, there needs to be new tools to test these electrical systems.   This presentation will provide background on this topic, and the tailored for the local IEEE PES/IAS chapter.

This presentation will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh.   Will Knapek of Omicron will be our presenter, and will start at 6:30pm.  You will have time before and after the presentation to network and tour the PAC World Exhibitors.    When you arrive, let the PAC World staff know you are with the local IEEE chapter, and they will direct you. 

Expect a fee to park in the convention center parking deck.

Here is some information about PAC World:  PAC World Americas comes to the Raleigh Convention Center August 19th  - 22rd, 2019.  This is a technical conference for industry specialists in Protection, Automation, and Control.   On August 20, PAC World offers free Demo Hours, where you can visit with these specialists to see the latest protective relays, test equipment, communication protocols, SCADA software, etc.  Major sponsors include ABB, Omicron, SEL, Siemens, WAGO, and Triangle Microworks.  



  Date and Time




  • 500 South Salisbury Street
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • United States 27601
  • Building: Raleigh Convention Center

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  • Starts 26 July 2019 08:33 AM
  • Ends 18 August 2019 09:33 AM
  • All times are America/New_York
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register


5:30pm - 6:30pm   Networking and tour PAC World exhibits

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Presentation on IEC 61850 protocol by Will Knapek

7:00pm - 7:30pm   Networking and tour PAC World exhibits