Blog   |   Nov 1st, 2018 Free TRC Webinar to Examine IEC-61850 and the Future of Substation Automation

Trc Webinar Substation Automation

The current push to modernize utilities and streamline operations will ultimately lower costs, improve safety and security and make our grid more reliable and resilient. But the transition to a 21st century approach could prove difficult as new technologies and techniques challenge traditional procedures and skill sets.

That’s why TRC is teaming up with T&D World to present a free webinar on November 13 on the future of substation automation and how to manage it. I’m excited to help present “Substation Automation: Best Practices for IEC-61850 Implementation” along with my colleagues Ryan Newell, automation and integration supervisor; Brandon Davies, system protection engineering supervisor; and Seth Vincent, Northeast regional manager for testing and commissioning. 

Developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission, IEC-61850 is the international standard that defines communication protocols for intelligent electronic devices at electrical substations.

Our webinar will help utilities understand what steps to take and which milestones are critical for developing a successful substation automation platform using IEC-61850 technology. The topics we touch on include:   

  • Considerations for determining project and system requirements
  • Equipment evaluation
  • Application testing using a system simulator lab
  • Conceptual and detailed engineering
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Proper training

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the future of substation automation and where modernization is headed. Register today and join us. 

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Jerad Pelotte

Jerad Pelotte

Jerad Pelotte has more than 19 years of experience in electrical power system engineering and consulting. As a lead engineer on startup and energization projects, he supports engineering teams with technical and managerial direction to ensure success. His areas of expertise include project engineering; protection and control engineering; integration/automation; smart grid design and programming; testing and commissioning; protective relay settings; outage/energization coordination and construction supervision and project management.