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IEEE: IEC/IEEE 61850 Overview and Application – Technical Meeting

October 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Speaker: Dinesh Baradi, Senior Protection and Control Engineer at ABB

Date: Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Time: 12-2pm

Via: Microsoft Team Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

A general perception is that IEC 61850 is too complicated to use with a steep learning curve from voltage applications (0.1 kV) to high voltage applications (345 kV).  The traditional IEC 61850 learning is to go through the IEC 61850 standard and then start the IEC 61850 configuration.  Some users spend days going through massive amounts of content from the standard, which includes 10 parts, 27 elements, and more than 4,000 pages.  The standard adopts modern communication and computer science technologies such as 7-layer communication models, Extensible Markup Language (XML), Unified Model Language (UML), Object-Oriented Design (OOD), and others.  Many potential users were encouraged with the overwhelming information during the IEC 61850 training.  One of the main goals of the IEC 61850 standard is to shorten the system engineering time.  It is possible to get a fundamental understanding of the global standard and be ready for the IEC 61850 configuration in 30 minutes.  Two basic questions are asked from a protection relay engineer’s point of view such as “Where is the data?” and How do I obtain the data?”.  This presentation provides an alternate approach to comprehend the core components of IEC 61850: Semantic hierarchical object data model and two communication services (Server and Publish – Subscribe).  After understanding the fundamentals of the standard, the IEC 61850 configuration is a straightforward procedure.  Most of the time, the IEC 61850 configuration between IEDs and SCADA systems requires zero or close to zero amounts of engineering.  This approach has been used in IEC 61850 training sessions with great satisfaction in the U.S., Canada, and the rest of the world.


Dinesh Baradi is a Senior Protection and Control Engineer from ABB’s Electrification-Medium Voltage Distribution Solutions business unit.  He began his career working on communications and protective relay integration projects and resides in Houston, TX.  Dinesh recently published a paper titled “Testing IEC-61850 Sampled Values-Based Transformer Differential Protection Scheme” for the 74th Conference for Protective Relay Engineers (CPRE) in 2021.  Dinesh graduated with a Master of Science of Electrical Power Systems Engineering (MSEPSE) from North Carolina State University in 2013 and received his Bachelor of Technology degree from JNT University in India in 2012.

Free for IEEE Members and $10 for Guests.  Please use the following to RSVP: IEEE vTools Events: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/event/register/250202

IEC/IEEE 61850 Overview and Applications:

IEC 61850-8-1: Manufacturing Message Specification (GOOSE)

IEC 61850-9-2: Sampled Measured Values (SMV)

IEC/IEEE 61850-9-3: Precision Time Protocol (PTP) for Power Utility Automation


October 27, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


IEEE: Twin Cities Section


IEEE: A Microsoft Teams webinar link will be emailed after registration has been completed.

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