N R Burnham, Network Rail, UK
From: DPSP 2012, Session 4: Utility experience on railway systems and transformers, 23-26 April 2012, Birmingham
24 April 2012 Power channel
IEC 61850 is a standard that is now gaining pace within the Electrical Supply Industry and one that is under scrutiny by Network Rail. One of the key advantages offered by IEC 61850 is interoperability based on the fact a standard communications interface is implemented between substation devices. This allows the manufacturer to diversify specific functionality whilst allowing communication with other devices.