A Holistic Approach to Facilitate the
IEC 61850 Engineering Process
Webinar Series - Part 1 & 2

Part 2 - IEC 61850 Simulation & Testing 

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11 AM to 12 NOON EDT

On May 18th, Triangle MicroWorks hosted Part 1 of a 2 part webinar series "A Holistic Approach to Facilitate the IEC 61850 Process - Part 1 - IEC 61850 Specification & Design". If you missed, a recording is available - click here to watch now.
On June 25th, Triangle MicroWorks will be hosting "Part 2 - IEC 61850 Simulation & Testing" to complete the series on understanding the IEC 61850 Engineering Process and how our tools make this process more efficient. See below for details and sign up today!


The lifetime of substation equipment is getting shorter. Substation equipment that was replaced every 40+ years in the past is now worn out or obsolete in 15 years.  As a result, the need to optimize the process of designing an electrical power system has become critical to continue to meet increased demand while minimizing costs & resources.


The IEC 61850 61850 Engineering Process can meet that need today. Understanding the IEC 61850 Engineering Process and using with the right tools allows you to learn the approach from a standard method, not from different vendors. Adapting a standard set of tools that are not vendor specific allows you to work across multiple suppliers for specification & design along with verification early in the process. Here are just some benefits when you adopt a standard process & vendor neutral tools:
 - Allows for easier transfer of skills set
 - Hire employees that understand your process
 - Reuse of design
 - Engineering efficiency
 - Saves money
 - Saves time
 - Interoperability between vendors

Part 1 showed us how to create IED Capability Description (.ICD) files and verify SCL FIles against the standard. We also showed how to create a system specification and implement a design for that system using vendor neutral tools. If you missed it, you can watch here

What you'll learn in Part 2:

  • You will learn the 2nd half of the IEC 61850 Engineering Process with a focus on Factory Acceptance Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance process.  
  • Test the designed SCD file created by Helinks STS from Part 1.
  • Learn how Distributed Test Manager (DTM) can simulate all the IEDs in the SCD file (created by Helinks STS from Part 1) and create automated tests to confirm individual device behavior.
  • How to use these automated repeatedly in the substation lifecycle to validate design updates and behavior of the corresponding IEDs prior to installation in the substation.
  • Use a vendor neutral diagnostic tool, Test Suite Pro (TSP), to monitor, troubleshoot and confirm the behavior of the new substation and simulated substation in DTM.

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Specific knowledge, skills and/or capabilities that attendees should acquire by taking this course:

  • None

Who should attend this course: 

  • System Integrators
  • Software engineers
  • Software engineering managers
  • Substation Field Technicians
  • Anyone that is open to adopting a standardize process to save time & money

Matt Green
Matt Green
Senior Applications Engineer & QA Tester
Triangle MicroWorks, Inc. 

Jim Coats
Triangle MicroWorks, Inc.



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