Meet us in Cardiff

We are delighted to bring you this year’s edition of IEC 61850 Week 2022 in the safe, secure and collaborative in-person environment of the Parkgate Hotel, in Cardiff UK. Whilst the pandemic has exacerbated the need for digital transformation.

OCT 17-21 2022, CARDIFF (UK)

IEC 61850 week

The programme research for this year’s event revealed that the IEC 61850 community is ready to embrace the next phase of IEC 61850 deployments, in terms of laying the organisational foundations, embracing next generation virtualised and centralised architectures, adopting automated engineering and testing procedures, and applying innovative solutions such as digital twin to support cybersecure remote testing and maintenance. All of this and more will be addressed in the course of this year’s week-long programme.


Fig 1 – Meet us in Cardiff (UK)

With 20+ utility case-studies, 3 technology innovation panels, a series of intimate roundtable discussions, a solution zone displaying state-of-the-art IEC 61850-enabled products and services, as well as a networking evening reception open to all participants – this year’s event promises the perfect balance of intelligence gathering, technology scouting, and partnership forming, in a highly productive, focused and enjoyable setting.
Programme Structure:

17th October –  Workshop

The week begins with a hands-on practical workshop providing utilities and suppliers with a thorough understanding of the IEC 61850 specification process, to help improve your collaboration, streamline the end-to-end specification process, reduce duplication of effort, and ensure absolute clarity of utility objectives whilst leveraging supplier expertise.


18th  – 20th October – Case-Study, Conference & Exhibition

Going beyond pilot projects, this year’s 3-day implementation conference provides an intensive programme of utility case-studies from around the world. Focused on the implementation of advanced IEC 61850 architectures based on virtualisation and centralisation, we explore how you can leverage more features and functionalities, optimise the design, specification, installation, engineering, testing, operation and maintenance processes, and migrate your cybersecurity to business as usual. Technology and operational issues will be discussed in the context of organisational goals, workforce development strategies, and the drive to reduce TOTEX in the years ahead.


21st October – Digital Twin Briefing

The week wraps up with a deep dive into the potential of Digital Twin as an extension of IEC 61850 simulation testing. This briefing provides a thorough explanation of the Digital Twin concept, explores results from the application of the technology in the power grid environment, and provides an opportunity to gain hands on experience with Digital Twin tools.

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