Friday, April 27, 2012

IEC Standards for the Integration of Wind Energy and Photovoltaic

Dr. Kai Strübbe, Head of Embedded Systems, TÜV SÜD AG, presented some crucial aspects of the Integration of renewable power into the Smart Grids at the Hanover Fair 2012:

The Integration of Wind Energy and Photovoltaic into a Smart Grid
Hannover Messe, 24 April 2012

According to the figures shown in the presentation there are more than 1,000,000 low voltage substations in Germany – most of them are not yet controllable! It’s a huge market.

He said that “IEC 61850 Will Be the Esparanto of the Smart Grid” – Right. IEC 61850 (IEC 61400-25) is a language that is already spoken in the medium and high voltage networks – the huge low voltage domain is next!

There is a huge interest in learning this language and easy to use IEC 61850 hardware and software shown during the fair in Hanover. The crucial questions were on how to implement the standards in a short time to market. SystemCorp and TQ had the right answer.

Download the presentation from Dr Stübbe [pdf, en, 1 MB]

By the way, there are still seats available for the next 3 day public IEC 61850 training in Frankfurt (Germany) from 09–11 May 2012.


If you are interested in the training and FREE IEC 61850 development kit DK61 contact us please.

1 comment:

Stefan Galler said...

The problem with "Esperanto" is - many people fancy it but nobody uses it.

So we have to look out if IEC61850 is not only a very clever communication scheme - but it also gets out to the field.

Greetings from Berlin - Stefan Galler