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Experience gained from the IEC 61850 Global Conference 14-18 Ocotber in London

The IEC 61850 2019 Conference in London has comprehensively covered many important aspects of digital transformation that can create significant values and unlock many potential benefits for the electricity industry. Reflection of my learning from this conference is that IEC 61850 Interoperability of equipment and Systems and standardised information model will be the key catalysts that help utilities to streamline processes, improve efficiencies and more importantly create new values (network information).  Utilities can create new values, i.e. Network Information by taking advantages of software tools and automated processes.  Most electrical utilities collect massive amount of valuable data that need to be turned into standard information models to create significant values that has not been discovered.  The values of network and systems information (soft assets) can be much more than the physical assets.

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Matt Chester on Oct 24, 2019 1:23 pm GMT

Thanks so much for sharing your insights for those of us who unfortunately couldn't attend in person, Tuan!

Most electrical utilities collect massive amount of valuable data that need to be turned into standard information models to create significant values that has not been discovered. 

What do you think is the biggest challenge towards this? Is it simply the large amount of resources needed for implementation, or is there a technological hurdle still to overcome?

 

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Tuan Vu on Oct 28, 2019 11:23 pm GMT

Hi Matt,  the biggest challenge depends on different utilities and their operating enviroment in different countries / regions.  For example: in Australia the immediate priority is integrating renewable generation sources, e.g. wind and solar, in the conventional power systems and at the same time trying to drive energy cost down for customers and consumers.  There are many challenges associated with this work.  Currently, utilities collect all data that they can from these renewable sources, but have not had time and resources to create valuable technological and intelligent business information models that help to create new  business opportunities and advanced technology solutions to manage the power systems with high penetration of renewables.

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Matt Chester on Oct 29, 2019 11:56 am GMT

Thanks for the reply, Tuan. This is clearly an exciting and dynamic area of the utility industry right now. Eager to hear more as it continues to develop. 

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