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IEC 61850 Webinar Series

IEC 61850 standard had revolutionized the way protocol needs to be developed, implemented, and engineered. Though it had started targeting the substations, the concepts of data modeling, self-discovery, engineering workflow and segregation of actual data payload from basic specification made the same future-proof standard that enabled it to cross the boundaries. Wind, DER, Hydro standards are already in place as an extension of the same along with inter-substation, substation-to-control center, WAMS communication standards under the same umbrella. ASE & Kalkitech introduces a set of To-be-continued webinars that will enable anyone to understand the standard from beginner level and moves on to the expert level as the same progresses. We plan the first 4 sessions on IEC 61850 now and depending on the attendee’s feedback and demands we can refine the same with subsequent sessions.

IEC 61850 Webinar Series – 1:  Introduction to IEC61850
This session provides an introduction to IEC 61850 starting from communication requirements of the substation, requirements of a wide standard that covers entire SS requirements, IEC 61850 aims and concepts & different communication and engineering use-case scenarios.

IEC 61850 Webinar Series – 2: Overview to IEC61850 Key Components
Provides an overview of parts of IEC 61850 standard, its data modeling concepts & different models introduced as part of the Abstract communication service interface (ACSI). Basic concepts of Logical nodes, common data classes, Reports, logs, GOOSE, sampled values, controls, substitution, setting group controls & substation configuration language are explained.

IEC 61850 Webinar Series – 3:  Tools
Provides insight into the interaction between the tools needed as part of the standard. Basics of tools targeted for Engineering, simulation, and testing the actual system / IEDs. This session gives demo of 3 popular tools used for the purpose – ASE61850 SCLManager, ASE61850 IEDSimulator & ASE61850 TestSet.

IEC 61850 Webinar Series – 4: Ed2.0 of IEC 61850  – Differences & Security concepts
Provides insight on the differences of Edition 2.0 of IEC 61850 standard with respect to edition 1.0. Details of the security concepts, redundancy mechanisms & other features introduced as part of the standard.

IEC 61850 Webinar Series – 5: IEC 61850  – GOOSE
In this webinar, we are targeting an in-depth understanding of Generic Object Oriented Substation Events (GOOSE), which is now a popular method for inter-bay communication. This session covers how GOOSE achieves fast means of exchanging messages and how it makes use of key benefits of IEEE802.1Q standard – VLAN & Priority tagging. Details and importance of parameters like StateNumber, SequenceNumber, SimulationBit, ConfigRev & timeAllowedToLive are given.

IEC 61850 Webinar Series – 6: IEC61850 Session 6 – IEC 61850-80-1 Exchanging data between IEC 61850 and IEC 101 / 104
This session covers the architecture of IEC 61850 data flow to legacy and current systems with IEC 101 / 104, different mapping scenarios between different attributes / addressing mechanism of IEC 61850 and IEC 101 / 104, and examples of mapping between CDCs of IEC 61850 to IEC 101 / 104 ASDU TI. This also details service mapping between the protocols and scenarios needed for master-to-master mapping. This session also covers what are the features added additionally to 80-1 in SYNC gateways for supporting many-to-many conversions and a detailed demo of mapping for different scenarios of 80-1 using SYNC configuration tool, EasyConnect.

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Exchange OT Data with IoT / Cloud Platforms

Description: Cloud technologies paved the way for advanced data storage and analytics options easily accessible to all. Typically operational technology (OT) systems were designed to do monitor & control and track field data for operations purposes only. However, IoT / Cloud technologies help using OT data for improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Control and Improve ROI. However, it still remains a challenge to integrate field or OT data with the Cloud / IoT Platforms. This webinar talks about how Kalki.IO & SyncConnect helps achieve this goal

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Remote Monitoring of SCADA / RTU with ASE2000

Description: ASE2000 is a versatile RTU Test set. With Social distancing and Shelter in Place requirements in various places, it is important that technicians have tools that help them solve problems to keep the lights on remotely from their home or a remote secure location. This webinar talks about how technicians can use ASE2000 in such scenarios.

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Remote management and data access to Solar PV Systems

Description: This webinar provides high-level insights on data acquisition mechanisms commonly adopted for a centralized Solar PV system. We will have a look at how kalki.io as a cloud software solution helps in acquiring data from various assets and devices deployed in the field and helps you in diagnose issues using vendor-specific tools remotely. Commercial and industrial power producers can make use of the platform to collect data as an aggregator system from multiple field locations and share those data with utility SCADA systems on standard interfaces. You can also make use of collected data by building or integrating custom applications on top of the platform using standard interfaces provided. Let’s look at how kalki.io centralized software as a service reduces your capital investment without compromising the regulatory compliance and data security.

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Enabling digital transformation of legacy substation devices

Description: This webinar will give an overview of how the digital transformation of legacy substation equipment can be achieved using ASE’s SPT hardware and software products. SPT enables Serial to IP as well as Leased Line to IP network migration. The webinar covers topics including how legacy bit-oriented device life can be extended by transforming legacy data into current day protocols like DNP3. SPT protocol translator supports 40+ legacy RTU protocols including bit and byte protocols and enables their conversion to DNP3, Modbus, and IEC TCP/IP protocols. SPT is available as hardware gateways that support bit protocols, byte protocols, and TCP/IP as well as a Software Gateway for Windows. SPTSRV supports enhanced security capabilities whereby all unwanted ports can be disabled and firmware and configuration updates if required can be limited through serial ports alone. SPT is available with embedded windows and Linux operating systems.

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ASE61850 SCL Manager – Comparing Top-Down and Bottom-Up Engineering for IEC 61850 Substations

Description: IEC61850 Engineering process recommends and illustrates a top-down flow starting with a substation specification or SSD. However practical implementations on the ground in pilots, as well as live stations, sometimes employ a bottom-up approach. See how these two different approaches work and the salient similarities and differences between them using a proven third party SCT.

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Secure and Scalable Remote Equipment / Device Access

Description: Remotelyaccessing your equipment or device, troubleshooting them, or updating configuration or settings or firmware has always been a critical aspect of pro-active customer support and improving equipment life for equipment manufacturers and end customers. Security, ease of use, and role-based access control have always been an issue that plagued both customers and equipment manufacturers. Kalki.io remote device access application now brings these capabilities in a highly secure way to you. This webinar highlights the capabilities of the solution and security and role-based access control is achieved.

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Cloud Head End System for DLMS COSEM Metering

Description: This webinar introduces the concept of Cloud-based HES (Head End System) for DLMS COSEM metering for Energy Data Management, AMI, Smart Grid, and Smart Cities. With the meter data being crucial for all energy analytics and integration with multiple applications and systems becomes critical, Cloud-based HES provides a cost-effective, secure and scalable alternative for meter data acquisition

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Fault Analysis, Event extraction and predicting the location of fault for a distribution network using SYNC2000

Description: This webinar provides insight into collecting fault records automatically from different feeder protection relays on the distribution network, converting it to common COMTRADE format, and doing fault analysis. This also highlights a key feature of predicting the location of fault for the distribution network within 5% accuracy which provided huge ROI for some of the utilities in Europe. Highlights are also given on how event extraction is possible from multi-vendor relays and presenting it in a common format to be analyzed along with the fault files.

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Test Jig for Smart Grid / Smart City Wireless / RF Communication Modules

Description: Modern smart meter projects demand integration of submodules providing Wired and wireless connectivity. This includes smart communication modules supporting various physical layers including RF/Wireless. It is important to have a test machine to ensure that the functionality of the individual submodule is not affected during the manufacturing process. This demands a production test jig to specifically test hardware functionality and interfaces meeting the specific quality limits. Manually testing individual products will be a challenge in the case of large volume manufacturing. This webinar explains how Kalkitech can help OEMs in developing custom test jigs and achieve faster manufacturing cycles ensuring proper integration of components.

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Remote management and data access to Solar PV Systems

Description: This webinar provides high-level insights on data acquisition mechanisms commonly adopted for a centralized Solar PV system. We will have a look at how kalki.io as a cloud software solution helps in acquiring data from various assets and devices deployed in the field and helps you in diagnose issues using vendor-specific tools remotely. Commercial and industrial power producers can make use of the platform to collect data as an aggregator system from multiple field locations and share those data with utility SCADA systems on standard interfaces. You can also make use of collected data by building or integrating custom applications on top of the platform using standard interfaces provided. Let’s look at how kalki.io centralized software as a service reduces your capital investment without compromising regulatory compliance and data security.

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Enabling the digital transformation of legacy substation devices

Description: This webinar will give an overview of how the digital transformation of legacy substation equipment can be achieved using ASE’s SPT hardware and software products. SPT enables Serial to IP as well as Leased Line to IP network migration. The webinar covers topics including how legacy bit-oriented device life can be extended by transforming legacy data into current day protocols like DNP3. SPT protocol translator supports 40+ legacy RTU protocols including bit and byte protocols and enables their conversion to DNP3, Modbus, and IEC TCP/IP protocols. SPT is available as hardware gateways that support bit protocols, byte protocols, and TCP/IP as well as a Software Gateway for Windows. SPTSRV supports enhanced security capabilities whereby all unwanted ports can be disabled and firmware and configuration updates if required can be limited through serial ports alone. SPT is available with embedded windows and Linux operating systems.

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ASE61850 SCL Manager – Comparing Top-Down and Bottom-Up Engineering for IEC 61850 Substations

Description: IEC61850 Engineering process recommends and illustrates a top-down flow starting with a substation specification or SSD. However practical implementations on the ground in pilots, as well as live stations, sometimes employ a bottom-up approach. See how these two different approaches work and the salient similarities and differences between them using a proven third party SCT.

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Secure and Scalable Remote Equipment / Device Access

Description: Remotely accessing your equipment or device, troubleshooting them, or updating configuration or settings or firmware has always been a critical aspect of pro-active customer support and improving equipment life for equipment manufacturers and end customers. Security, ease of use, and role-based access control have always been an issue that plagued both customers and equipment manufacturers. Kalki.io remote device access application now brings these capabilities in a highly secure way to you. This webinar highlights the capabilities of the solution and security and role-based access control is achieved.

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Migration to IEC 61850 Edition 2 – Approaches and best practices

Description: This webinar details the key requirements in planning and executing IEC 61850 Edition 1 to Edition 2 Migration for your products and services. The presentation covers the major differences between Edition 1 and Edition 2 as well as the key functional areas of Edition 2 that migration needs to address. This session also covers the additional test cases that need to be implemented as well as the best practices to be followed.

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Securing Your Medium Voltage Substations with Secure Gateways

Description: This webinar introduces participants to solutions for securing medium voltage substations. Provides insight on how NERC CIP / IEEE1686 guidelines and various security requirements as per IEC62351 are met. The Webinar introduces SYNC2000-M5 Secure gateway and uses this product as an example to explain how to secure substations. The topic covered include

  • Secured Device Access
  • Communication ports control
  • Encryption of communication link and data
  • Firmware and configuration update control
  • Authenticating device access (RBAC)
  • Logging of security alarms and events
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ASE2000 RTU Test Set – Why you should upgrade from V1 to V2

Description: ASE 2000 Version 1 helped Substation Engineers and Technicians to troubleshoot problems from the day one it was introduced. As time moves forward, technology changes, Operating system upgrades, Security requirements, legacy protocol knowledge gap etc. demanded a more simplified User interface and easy troubleshooting methods. To meet market demand ASE came up with Version 2 of ASE 2000 which allows easier troubleshooting through a user-friendly interface, with more monitoring features. During this webinar, we will introduce some of those easy-to-use options to the audience and brief how it can help day-to-day testing and troubleshooting requirements of a Substation.

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Cloud Head End System for DLMS COSEM Metering

Description: This webinar introduces the concept of Cloud-based HES (Head End System) for DLMS COSEM metering for Energy Data Management, AMI, Smart Grid, and Smart Cities. With the meter data being crucial for all energy analytics and integration with multiple applications and systems becomes critical, Cloud-based HES provides a cost-effective, secure and scalable alternative for meter data acquisition

VIEW
Fault Analysis, Event extraction and predicting the location of fault for a distribution network using SYNC2000

Description: This webinar provides insight into collecting fault records automatically from different feeder protection relays on distribution network, converting it to common COMTRADE format, and doing fault analysis. This also highlights a key feature of predicting the location of fault for the distribution network within 5% accuracy which provided huge ROI for some of the utilities in Europe. Highlights are also given on how event extraction is possible from multi-vendor relays and presenting it in a common format to be analyzed along with the fault files.

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IEC 62056 DLMS/COSEM Companion Specifications – Objectives, Merits & Implementation Challenges

Description: In this webinar, we will cover some of the DLMS/COSEM companion specifications from across the globe and do a high-level comparison and discuss some of the challenges meter manufacturers and Head End System developers commonly encounter when they deploy their existing DLMS products for a new companion specification. An overview of conformance assessment best practices followed by utilities and a short demonstration of some of the essential tools used for simulation and conformance testing of meters will be included.

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Simplifying IEC 61850 Engineering & Troubleshooting

Description: In this webinar, we will discuss some of the typical challenges encountered by engineers in maintaining IEC 61850 substation devices and introduce software tools that can facilitate their problem resolution. We will demonstrate how problems can be analyzed using tools designed specifically for IEC 61850 environments that can help in engineering, troubleshooting, and maintaining devices. Product demonstrations will include the Client Test Set and Server Test Set which are part of the ASE 61850 Suite.

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Value of Centralized, Secure Disturbance Record Collection and Analytics

Description: Disturbance / Fault Records (DR) stored in numerical Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) provide relevant information associated with faults in the power system. But when it comes to analyzing events using these records, more time is spent in the collection of files rather than analysis due to the significant time and effort required to gather the data. In this webinar, we are discussing Kalkitech’s solution for collecting fault records automatically from multiple vendor relays installed in various substations, the process of converting the same to a common standard, and sending the same to a central server for fault analysis. Centralized configuration and version management of setting files of multiple vendor IEDs are also planned as part of discussions.

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Utility Protocols in IoT Edge Gateways

Description: In a quest to improve operational efficiency and reliability, energy asset owners are investing in deploying asset health monitoring and analytics with machine learning and artificial intelligence in the field. This involves an analysis of operational data gathered from existing controllers/terminal units as well as data from a new generation of smart sensors. This webinar presents a software gateway application which can be deployed on standard edge devices that enables integration of IoT edge devices and utility field devices (smart meters, protection relays, PLCs, transformer monitoring devices, grid sensors, etc.) that utilize common protocols such as DNP3, IEC 60870/61850, Modbus. The edge device software is scalable and applicable for general applications such as asset optimization for EV charging stations, rooftop solar, power distribution stations, consumption analysis of industrial and commercial complexes, and much more.

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