A Complete Guide to the IEC 61850 Standard

The IEC 61850 standard began with the development of the EPRI Utility Communications Architecture (UCA), a 6-volume report completed in 1991. Those volumes spelled out the need for communication standards and a UCA protocol that used as its basis the Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS), an …

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Why Should You License the OpenADR Test Harness Now?

It’s easy to think of the OpenADR Pre-Certification Test Harness as something useful at the late stages of development – prior to certification. And that is very true. The OpenADR Test Harness easily pays for itself in reduced time and costs of certifications. Those who …

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MultiSpeak Interoperability and Testing Certification

MultiSpeak was originally developed by a small group of vendors whose customers were US electric cooperatives, and it is an initiative of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Often, electric cooperatives do not have the IT staff or resources to integrate and build system …

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What Is Transactive Energy?

Over the past two years, the GridWise® Architecture Council has been developing a body of knowledge aimed at addressing one of the major challenges to the electrical system. Traditionally, power system operations have been centrally managed with a focus on maintaining adequate capacity, power and …

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Transactive Control and its Role in Optimizing Grid Performance

The Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project (PNW-SGDP) is implementing a leading-edge technology it calls “transactive control” that is considered a specific instantiation of a GridWise Architecture Council Transactive Energy architecture. The intent of transactive control is to standardize a scalable, distributed mechanism for exchanging …

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Smart Grid Interoperability Panel’s Catalog of Standards

When Are Smart Grid Standards Ready to Deploy?
One of the most critical issues for utilities and vendors is understanding when the industry can expect the products based on a standard to be ready to deploy. When will products be certified? Are certified products really …

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Welcome to the Smart Grid Testing Blog

Welcome to the QualityLogic Smart Grid Testing Blog. Contributors to this blog include many of QualityLogic’s key engineers and managers. Our hope is to provide you with a dynamic stream of interesting content that will help you keep up to date with the dynamic smart …

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