SF Power and Energy Society Chapter and SFSU Student Chapter - Substation Automation Workshop - IEC 61850 - March 29, 2016


Substation Automation Workshop - IEC 61850 


Top 5 Things You'll Miss by Not Attending:

  • Printed Course Material
  • 0.8 CEUs / 8 PDHs
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Hearty Lunch Menu 
  • Prize Drawings!  Definitely a bang for your workshop buck!

Why This Workshop? 

The IEC 61850 (International Electrotechnical Commission) Standard defines the communication between intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) for utility automation systems. It enables the integration of all protection, control, measurement and monitoring functions by one common protocol. It provides the means of high-speed substation applications, station wide interlocking and other functions which needs intercommunication between IEDs. The standard encourages interoperability among equipment vendors, and at the same time, it simplifies engineering and testing, which results in savings for the endusers. IEC 61850 Standard has been adopted by the industry for more than 10 years; its applications and implementations have been growing globally.

The IEEE SF PES Chapter is bringing together four (4) Subject Matter Experts in the field to share their wealth of knowledge on this subject and its future directions. If you are working or have interest in the fields of Protection, Control, Automation and Communication, this Workshop is a “MUST ATTEND” event.

Target Audience:

PES members, regulators, utility engineers, practicing electrical engineers, and especially power engineering students.


Click Here to Download the 3/29/16 Substation Automation - IEC 61850 Workshop Flyer in PDF!

When and Where:

Date:  Tuesday, March 29, 2016            

Time:  7:30am to 4:30pm

Location:   San Francisco State University, Annex 1 Building

Early Bird Cost (Before March 15th): IEEE Members $100; Non-Members $150; Students $25

Registration Cost (After March 15th): IEEE Members $120; Non-Members $180; Students $30


Directions and Parking:

Getting to SFSU: http://online.sfsu.edu/seaas/GettingtoSFSU.html


Building Location: GPS Location of Annex 1 Building (37.726265, -122.482376)

                           Annex 1 Building in field C3 on Campus Map: https://www.sfsu.edu/~sfsumap/graphics/sfsu_map_c.pdf

Parking: http://parking.sfsu.edu/sites/sites7.sfsu.edu.parking/files/maps/614_color_map_PARKING.pdf

See the link above for parking map. The conference center is at C3 on the map. There is a public lot at E3, close to Annex 1 Building. There is another lot at B3, still fairly close. Both public lots cost $7 per day to park. There is street parking on the surrounding streets, however much of it is timed (1-4 hours). There is some parking with no time limit on Buckingham Way, but it is limited.


            VTools registration issues: Elizabeth Waldren (waldrene@bv.com)

            Workshop related issues: SF PES Chapter Team (sfpeschapter@gmail.com)


  Date and Time




  • San Francisco, California
  • United States 94132
  • Building: 1 North State Drive
  • Room Number: Annex 1 Building

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  • Please use the link below to register. If you have any trouble or questions about the event, please email Elizabeth Waldren at Waldrene@bv.com or by clicking the above link.

  • Starts 04 January 2016 12:00 PM
  • Ends 28 March 2016 05:00 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific
  • Admission fee ?
  • Menu: Non-Vegetarian, Vegetarian, Vegan
  • Register


7:30 AM


8:00 AM

Registration and Networking



8:00 AM


8:15 AM

Welcoming Remarks



8:15 AM


10:15 AM

Session 1: The Evolution of IEC 61850


Dr.Alex Apostolov

PAC World

10:15 AM


10:30 AM




10:30 AM


12:30 PM

Session 2: Benefits and Business Cases

for IEC 61850 Standard

Steve Kunsman/

Peter Rietmann


12:30 PM


1:30 PM

Lunch and Networking



1:30 PM


3:30 PM

Session 3: IEC 61850 Projects and

Best Practices

Mark Adamiak


3:30 PM


3:45 PM

Break and Networking



3:45 PM


4:25 PM

Forum/ Q&A/ Closing Remarks

4:25 PM 


4:30 PM