QualityLogic and KEPCO Sign Memo of Understanding
Nov. 29, 2011 – PRLog — QualityLogic Inc. and Korean Electric Power Corporation announced today that they have signed a Memo of Understanding (MOU) to research the feasibility of commercializing KEPCO’s IEC 61850 Client Conformance Test System. IEC 61850 is a leading protocol used for Substation Automation Systems. KEPCO developed a client conformance test to validate 61850 devices in their lab before deployment and now wants to make the test available to utilities and device manufacturers around the world to help with their deployments. QualityLogic is a leading provider of commercial testing products for smart grid protocols and will work with KEPCO to bring this test suite to market.
“QualityLogic is pleased to partner with KEPCO to help commercialize this client conformance test for IEC 61850,” said Dave Jollota, CEO and President of QualityLogic. “The availability of commercial testing products like this is critical to an interoperable smart grid.”
QualityLogic was selected by the OpenADR Alliance to develop a conformance and interoperability test tool for OpenADR compliant products, and by Itron to develop and conduct testing for its ChoiceConnect® ERT® Certification Program. QualityLogic is the testing partner for the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration, the largest project of its kind in the U.S. The Company offers interoperability, conformance, and certification test solutions for other Smart Energy technologies and is an active participant in Smart Grid standards activities, including the OpenADR and ZigBee Alliance, OpenSG, SGIP, GWAC, MultiSpeak and others.
Departments ranging from IT to Marketing look to QualityLogic to ensure the quality of their websites, provide independent validation of competitive advantages, and develop and execute certification programs for their partners.
In the era of low-carbon green growth, environmentally friendly energy has become an important growth engine. In order to lead the global push toward green growth, KEPCO has announced its vision to become a “Global Top Green & Smart Energy Pioneer”. The vision conveys the company’s aspiration to grow by achieving the goals of US$85 billion in total sales, US$26 billion in overseas sales, recording a minimum 5-percent return on invested capital and developing twenty-five world-leading technologies.
KEPCO has accomplished the R&D project, “Development of Advanced Substation Automation System based on IEC 61850 and the digital technology”. As the result of the project, KEPCO developed IEC 61850 engineering S/W, IEC 61850 client conformance test, IEC 61850 Virtual server, model-driven testing procedures design tool and testing automation system including construction of the field testing site and ongoing verification test for the IEC 61850 based substation.