Get Prepared for the Digital Future of Utilities

How IEC61850 lays the foundation for all things digital in the power sector

Many of us in the power sector are aware that IEC 61850 is a good starting reference when it comes to digital substation communications.  After all, the descriptive title of this standard is: Communication networks and systems for power utility automation. The standard does indeed address communications. It provides protocols for exchanging information between relays using high speed communications without hard wired connections using GOOSE (Generic Object Oriented Substation

Register to view the full article

Registration on allows you exclusive access to high-value content such as Transmission & Distribution World supplements: Smart Grid, Renewables, Vegetation Management, Linemen, and Hurricane Sandy.

TAGS: Substations
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.