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, remote access and cybersecurity, meeting virtually has slowed down the pace of standardisation development, community information sharing, and long-term partnership building. Now is the time for the IEC 61850 community to return to in-person, where discussions can go deeper, interactions can be more extensive, and relationship building can be more intensive.
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.
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.