IEC 61850 – The standard enabling your devices and systems to communicate in the smart grid
The increasing focus on renewable energy sources will raise the importance of smart grids. Thanks to these intelligent networks, the future energy generation and consumption can be efficiently adjusted and optimised. Due to the increasing use of renewable energies from diverse electricity producers like wind farms, photovoltaic facilities etc., more information about the status of the network will be needed.
Production of energy from renewable sources is volatile, but consumers expect electrical power supply to be reliable and stable. Furthermore, new devices must be able to integrate with existing equipment. In order to ensure a smooth and reliable activity in the network, IEC 61850 is the global standard for power utility communication.
At TÜV SÜD, we check and certify the conformance with the standard and the interoperability of devices and systems in accordance with IEC 61850. Our certificates will confirm that your equipment is really ready for the smart grid. TÜV SÜD supports you to ensure that your systems are in compliance with IEC 61850 and with VDE 4105.
Our services at a glance
- IEC 61850 pre-conformance test
- IEC 61850 conformance test with certification
- IEC 61850 interoperability test
- VDE 4105 conformance testing