IEC61850 is an international standard defining communication protocols for intelligent electronic devices at electrical substations. The IEC61850 standard features protocols for data modelling, data storing, and security, among other communication measures. This panel will discuss how they have implemented and adapted IEC61850 into their companies and the how they overcame initial challenges related to implementing new policy.
The industry standard lifecycle of SCADA systems is approximately 15 years, before it becomes redundant and no longer supported by technology. However, with technology advancing at a rapid pace, it is becoming difficult for SCADA engineers and operators to ensure their SCADA system is operating with the most up to date software. Paul Wator from SA Power Networks will discuss how he has tackled the challenge of maximising the life expectancy of their SCADA systems and collaborating with vendors to ensure your investment is maximised.