UCA International User Group (UCAIug) Supporting Users
Migration Strategies for using
Edition 2 Amendment 1 (Ed 2.1)

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 10 AM - 11AM EDT

Over the years, IEC 61850 started out with Edition 1 and has continued to evolve and improve with updates including Edition 2 and 2.1 (Edition 2 Amendment 1). Ed 2.1 is the latest release and as a result the UCAIug IEC 61850 Test Procedure Working Group (TPWG) has been actively developing IEC 61850 Edition 2.1 conformance test procedures and new policies for Ed 2.0 & 2.1 conformance testing.

With updated conformance test procedures and timeframes, many new questions are being asked. What are the key drivers to motivate utilities to upgrade to Ed 2.1? What are the issues related to migrate a substation automation system towards Edition 2.1?

The UCAIug has published a white paper documenting best practices and new policies to rollout Ed2.1. The goal of this webinar is review highlights of the white paper, provide the IEC vs User perspective and review of testing and migration strategies for Ed 2.1.

What you'll learn:

  • Why use Ed 2.1 and highlight several improvements & benefits from Amendment 1, such as:
  • Ed 2 technical issues are addressed
  • Improvements to support Cyber Security
  • Support for both backward & forward compatibility for future proofing
  • Routable GOOSE & Sampled Values
  • Introduction of new logical nodes, i.e. DER
  • More widely applicable Sampled Values usage with IEC 61869-9 including DC support
  • The UCA International User Group (UCAIug) perspective and how they are helping users, specifically:  
    • New releases & conformance testing policies
    • Resources for Ed 2.1 certification
  • DNV will review what is being tested in Ed 2.0 vs Ed 2.1 along with timing of Ed 2.1 certification.
  • Triangle MicroWorks, Inc. will review recommended vs non-recommended migration strategies.
  • Red Electric de Espana will discuss their motivation & strategy to migrate to Ed 2.1, and their real-world experience along with common issues they faced.

Who should attend this course: 

  • Protection & Control Engineers/ Managers
  • System Integrators
  • Software Engineers/Managers

Presented by:
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Herb Falk
Vice President of Testing

Mr. Falk has over 40 years of experience working in the automation, information exchange, standardization activities, and systems integration.  Previous employment was Westinghouse Numa-Logic and SISCO where he was responsible for 61850 and CIM integration projects and products.  Mr. Falk has been involved with IEC 61850 technology since 1982 and cyber security since 1993.  Mr. Falk is an editor of IEC 61850-8-1, editor of several cyber security standards, and is the Vice President of Testing for the UCA International Users Group (UCAIug) . His work for the UCAIug has involved the coordination of IEC 61850 interoperability testing in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017.

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Richard Schimmel
Verification Manager for Protocol test lab
DNV Energy Systems - Arnhem, The Netherlands

Richard has over 30 year experience at DNV with 20 of those years working with IEC 61850. He also has extensive experience work with IEC 60870-6, ICCP/TASE.2 and other standards. Richard works with UCAIug as the main editor for conformance test procedures for server, client, GOOSE performance, ICT & SCT tools. He is also an editor and member of IEC TC57 WG10/WG17.

Joel Greene
Joel Greene
Director, IEC 61850 Development
Triangle MicroWorks, Inc.

Joel has worked with communication protocols for over 15 years with the last 6 years in the power industry. He is the lead engineer for IEC 61850 development & products at Triangle MicroWorks and is heavily involved with 61850 industry groups. He also works as the co-editor of IEC 61850 7-2. He is a member of the UCA Test Committee and Test Procedures Working Group and involved in IEEE Standard Association. 

Carlos Rodriguez del Castillo
Elewit, Red Electica Group



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