Training on Substation Automation System using IEC 61850


Substation Automation System:

  • Substation Automation- Overview
  • SAS Introduction
  • SAS history
  • SAS future
  • Substation Automation Functions
  • Process level
  • Bay level
  • Station Level

Network & Ethernet:

  • Ethernet Concepts
  • Fundamentals of Communication Via Ethernet
  • Network Theory
  • Components of the Network
  • Fundamentals of Communication Via Ethernet Various Topologies
  • Important Factors for Choosing a Topology
  • Required Redundancy
  • Distances Between Devices and Physical Dimensions of a Network
  • Price Consideration
  • Simple (Pure) Star
  • Star Topology with Double Take
  • Ring and Star Combination
  • Economical Ring Solution With Only one External Switch
  • Ring Topology With Two External Switches
  • Commonly Used Configurations
  • One Ring and Several Stars (most Frequently Occurring Topology)
  • Two Rings Fitted into Each other
  • Two Rings Connected Via a Double Main Ring
  • Introduction: Provide an overview of SICAM PAS system
  • Install SICAM PAS software and System components
  • The new project, PAS Operation and Configure an IEC 103 interface
  • How to use Device Descriptions (files)
  • How to use the SICAM Value Viewer
  • Configure an IEC 101 interface and T101 slave interfaces
  • Configure an IEC 104 interface, T104 interface
  • Introduction to IEC61850
  • Creating a DIGIS database for a siprotec relay
  • IEC61850 system configurator
  • Data export and import
  • Configure an IEC 61850 interface
  • Normalization, Normalizing measured values
  • Configure a PAS CC interface, Configuring an HMI interface
  • Connect an IEC 61850 IED

IEC 61850:

  • IEC 61850 Concepts
  • An Introduction to IEC 61850
  • IEC 61850 data structure and data format
  • Information Modeling
  • Interoperability
  • Architecture: Station & Process Buses
  • Logical Nodes
  • ACSI – Class Models
  • DataSet
  • Communication models
  • Controls
  • Client / Server
  • Data Reporting & Logging
  • Sampled Values
  • Time Synch
  • GOOSE & Ethernet Frames
  • 7-OSI Layers & Client / Server
  • MMS Protocol
  • ASN.1 Encoding & Message Parsing
  • SCL Syntax and Semantics
  • .ICD/.CID Files: IED definitions
  • .SCD File: Substation Section
  • Access Points & Communications
  • EC 61850 station in DIGSI 5 and IEC 61850 System Configurator
  • Time synchronization settings and SNTP configuration
  • IEC 61850 configuration in DIGSI 4
  • GOOSE configuration and the publisher/subscriber LNs
  • GOOSE simulation via IEDScout
  • Sample IEC61850 Configuration & Parameterization of a SIPROTEC 4 Device (BCU)


  • Introduction to SICAM PAS Automation System
  • Fields of Application
  • Hardware Configuration
  • Setting the Interface Parameters
  • Setting for Time Synchronization
  • Configuration of IEC 61850 Network
  • Inter Bay Communication GOOSE
  • Modbus Connection of Measuring Centers (EMA90)
  • RS484 Bus Connection
  • EMA90 Connection Setting
  • Setting the Network Parameters for Ethernet Switches
  • Configuration of General Parameters of Ethernet Switches
  • Configuration of RSTP Bridge & RSTP Port Parameters
  • Configuration of SNMP Users, Group, and Access
  • 7XV6555 Serial/Ethernet Converter
  • 7XV5655 Configuration Tool
  • 7XV5655 Parameterization
  • GPS Satellite Clock
  • Server Type of Satellite Clock
  • PCI Card type of Satellite Clock
  • Station Level Engineering
  • SICAM PAS Installation System Types
  • Demo Version
  • Licensed Version
  • Installation Requirements
  • SICAM PAS Configuration Working with Project Databases
  • SICAM PAS UI-Operation
  • SICAM PAS Value Viewer
  • Introduction to SICAM PASCC Control Center
  • Overview of SICAM PAS CC
  • Starting The WinCC/PASCC Software

Practical Section

working with SIPROTEC 5 multifunction relay IED 7SX800

SICAM PAS stands for “Substation Automation System Process Automation Station,” which is a comprehensive solution for monitoring, controlling, and automating various processes in substations. It is designed to improve the efficiency, reliability, and safety of electrical substations by providing real-time data and advanced automation functionalities. Sicam PAS helps operators to manage and optimize their substation operations effectively, ultimately enhancing overall system performance.

SICAM PASCC is an advanced control center solution offered by Siemens for power utility operators. It provides real-time monitoring, control, and management capabilities for power grids and substations, helping operators make informed decisions and improve the overall reliability and efficiency of the electrical network. SICAM PASCC enables integration with various systems and devices, allowing for comprehensive centralized control and visualization of the grid operations. It plays a crucial role in ensuring smooth and secure power supply to customers by optimizing grid performance and response to fluctuations in demand or supply.

SICAM PAS UI-Operation is a user interface component of the Substation Automation System Process Automation Station (SICAM PAS) developed by Siemens. It provides operators with a graphical interface to monitor and control substation processes, enabling them to oversee system status, analyze data, and take necessary actions to ensure smooth operations. The UI-Operation module enhances operator efficiency by presenting relevant information in a user-friendly format, allowing for quick decision-making and effective management of substation activities.

WinCC and PASCC are both supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software solutions developed by Siemens, but with different focuses and capabilities. WinCC is a general-purpose SCADA software that is widely used in various industries for monitoring and controlling processes, machinery, and equipment. It is versatile and highly customizable, with features for visualization, data logging, alarming, and historical trending. On the other hand, PASCC (Process Automation System Condition and Control) is specifically designed for the power utility sector, offering advanced functionalities tailored for monitoring, controlling, and managing power grid operations. PASCC provides specialized tools for real-time monitoring of substations, energy management, and grid optimization, making it a comprehensive solution for the unique requirements of power utilities. Ultimately, the choice between WinCC and PASCC would depend on the specific needs and industry focus of the user.

The SICAM PAS Value Viewer is a component of the SICAM PAS system developed by Siemens, designed to provide users with a comprehensive view of data values and parameters within the substation automation system. Through the Value Viewer, operators can access real-time information, historical data, and status updates to monitor and analyze the performance of the substation equipment. This tool enables users to make informed decisions, troubleshoot issues efficiently, and optimize the operation of the substation by leveraging the data visualization capabilities of SICAM PAS.

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    1. Hi Nitish, thanks for your interest in our SAS training courses, this training is online and we will update you for the upcoming training courses

    1. Hi, thanks for your interest in our training courses, this training is online and we will update you for the upcoming training courses

  1. Im interested in the course , Please confirm the mode of course Online/Offline ?

    If online please share the fee and next schedule

  2. Hello Dr Saeed
    I’m a student at last year and my graduation project about substation automation system with IEC 61850, I’m Egyptian so is there this course online?

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