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Issue 01/2019

Automatizing the power grid

The electric grid is modernizing, helped along by IEC standards

Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) play a key role in grid automation. A new IEC standard is in the works to make these systems vendor-agnostic.

2016
Issue 04/2016

Joint IEC/IEEE Standard to improve substation operation

Precise time synchronization for grid automation needs a broadly accepted Standard

Communication between equipment and systems for the electric grid is an essential element of power utility automation, and central to the introduction of Smart Grids. The IEC and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have joined forces to develop IEC/IEEE 61850-9-3:2016, a dual logo International Standard specifying a precision time protocol (PTP) profile for IEC and IEEE Standards applicable to power utility automation.