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Power Academy Course

IEC-61850-Theory, Application and Testing

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Jul 23 - Jul 25, 2024

1866 Colonial Village Lane, Suite 112, Lancaster, PA 17601

3 Days | 21 PDHs | Cost: $1,750

The purpose of this course is to provide theoretical and hands-on training on the fundamentals and application of IEC 61850 and GOOSE messaging in addition to best work practices and methods for testing and commissioning 61850-enabled protection and control schemes.


  • Field and Commissioning Engineers and Technicians
  • Protection and Controls Engineers
  • Individuals who are interested in IEC 61850 and SCADA communication protocols


  • Explain IEC 61850 concepts and terminology such as GOOSE Messages, MMS, and Sampled Values.
  • Describe the application of IEC 61850 and implementation by different IED vendors.
  • Utilize device or settings documentation to determine basic information about how an IEC 61850 enabled device operates.
  • Understand planning and performing isolation and restoration of IEC 61850 enabled devices.
  • Determine specific equipment and procedure requirements for completing testing and commissioning of IEC 61850 enabled schemes.


This course is designed to provide hands-on lab experience where participants gain an understanding of IEC 61850 protocol and gain confidence in performing commissioning tasks in a safe environment.


  • Understanding of power system protection and control and communication theory and application
  • Working knowledge of substation circuit testing and commissioning
  • Experience in relay testing and an understanding of relay logic

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