Thursday, March 6, 2014

Brief EPRI Report on Standards of DistribuTech 2014

EPRI has published a Brief Report of DistribuTECH 2014.

It seems that a hot topic was “DATA” … data from everywhere of everything! Sure there is a need to share the pool of “Big Data”. I have heard about a SCADA project that receives Terra Bytes of “big Data” from a huge wind power park trough IEC 61400-25. This seems to be “Big Data” and “little information” … good for hardware manufacturers.

The EPRI Brief reports from the DistribuTech 2014:

“This was also another good year for standards. The vendor community has heard loud and clear that standards are a preference of electric utilities and the vendors have done a good job of promoting where they are using standards including DNP3, IEC 61850, IEC 61968/61970 (the CIM), MultiSpeak, and more. One relatively new standard that had a strong presence was OpenADR (Open Automatic Demand Response).”

Click HERE for the complete report.

I hope that they are looking at useful information rather than bunches of Data – that just may tell the receiver: nothing has changed, nothing has changed, nothing has changed, … stop here and make it smarter:


This is one aspect of the philosophy of IEC 61850 – which needs to be understood by more people … it will take some time to understand this.

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