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IEC 61850 is an international standard for communication and interoperability of substation automation systems. It is developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and is widely used in the electrical power industry. The standard defines a comprehensive set of protocols and data models for the exchange of information within and between electrical substations.

Purpose and Benefits of IEC 61850:
IEC 61850 aims to standardize the communication between various devices in a substation, such as protection relays, intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), and control systems. It provides a common language and framework for integrating different substation automation functions, including protection, control, monitoring, and maintenance.
The standard promotes interoperability, allowing devices from different vendors to communicate and work together seamlessly.
IEC 61850 enables advanced functionalities like centralized control, system-wide monitoring, and improved fault diagnosis in substations.
It supports the move towards digital substations, where traditional analog signals are replaced by digital data exchange, leading to increased efficiency and flexibility.
Communication Architecture:
IEC 61850 defines a client-server-based communication architecture. The devices in a substation are categorized as servers (IEDs) and clients (control systems or HMIs). Communication between devices is facilitated through Ethernet-based networks. Data is organized into logical devices, which represent different functional units within a substation, such as circuit breakers, transformers, or measurement points.
Each logical device contains data objects, which represent specific information like status, measurements, settings, or control commands.
Data Modeling:

IEC61850 utilizes the Common Information Model (CIM) as the foundation for data modeling. CIM provides a standardized representation of power system information.

Services and Protocols:
IEC 61850 specifies a set of services and protocols for communication between devices. These include Generic Object Oriented Substation Event (GOOSE), Sampled Values (SV), and Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS).
GOOSE enables fast and reliable transmission of real-time information, such as trip signals or alarm messages, using multicast communication. the exchange of sampled analog and digital values between devices for real-time monitoring and control applications.MMS provides a comprehensive set of services for configuration, control, and data exchange between clients and servers.

IEC 61850 plays a crucial role in the modernization and standardization of substation automation systems. It enables efficient and reliable communication between devices, facilitates advanced automation functionalities

Requirements: Knowledge of the most important terms of automation technology.

  • Introduction
  • Typical solution with SPRECON-E
  • Process level, Bay level, and station level
  • Interface to the Dispatching Center
  • Network architecture
  • Hardware modules (CPU, IO modules, Control panel)
  • IEC 60870-5-101
  • IEC 60870-5-104
  • IEC 61850
  • Impemmenation in the SPRECON-E

online course + pre-recorded videos

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  • Course Name: SIEMENS SAS
  • Pre-requisite training: DIGSI 4, DIGSI 5, IEC61850
  • Language: English
  • + Supporting Files
  • + Certificate of completion
  • Delivery: Face-to-face / Online
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Trainer: Dr. Saeed Roostaee (Profile)

Substation Automation System

  • Substation Automation System-an overview
  • SIEMENS SAS In the past
  • SIEMENS SAS Nowadays
  • Network Theory (Types of Communications, Data Transmission Types, MAC Address, IP Address, Subnet Mask)
  • Fundamentals of Communication Via Ethernet Various Topologies
  • Ethernet and IEC 61850 Concepts (The EN100 Communication Module, Time Server, Switch, Network Card)
  • Important Factors for Choosing a Topology
  • Star Topology
  • Ring Topology


  • RUGGEDCOM Ethernet Switch RS900
  • RUGGEDCOM Ethernet Switch RS8000
  • RUGGEDCOM Ethernet Switch RSG2100
  • SIPROTEC Communication Modules
  • Hirschmann Switches
  • Siemens Scalance – Switches
  • Modems
  • I/O-Box 6MD61
  • Bay Controller 6MD66
  • Transformer Regulators
  • SICAM 1703 device series – TM 1703 mic
  • SICAM 1703 device series – TM 1703 ACP
  • SICAM 1703 device series – BC 1703 ACP
  • SICAM 1703 device series – AK 1703 ACP
  • Siemens Serial Modem 7XV5655
  • Siemens converter – Mini star coupler
  • Com-Expander: Comtrol Rocket Port
  • Operator Desk / Engineering PCs
  • Time receiver
  • external time masters
  • NTP-time synchronization with SICLOCK
  • Modem Splitter
  • Station Unit 6MD9101
  • SICAM PAS Station Unit

Bay Level Engineering (IEC 61850 and Modbus)

  • Sample IEC 81850 Configuration
  • Setting the Network Parameters for Ethernet Switches
  • Modbus Connection of Measuring Centers
  • Serial/Ethernet Converter (7XV5655)
  • GPS Satellite Clock
  • IEC 61850 – The Configuration Language SCL File Types at a glance
  • ICD file – IED Capability Description
  • SSD file – Substation Specification Description
  • CID file – Configured IED Description
  • SCD file – Substation Configuration Description
  • IEC 61850 Services in IEDs and SICAM PAS
  • Updating ICD – Files
  • IEC 61850 – creating PAS configuration data
  • Client/Server Communication
  • Publisher / Subscriber Communication
  • Logical Node
  • Data Objects
  • Standardizing Communication with Logical Nodes
  • Addressing control of a circuit breaker
  • Ethernet switches according to IEC61850 specification
  • Ethernet Master clocks
  • IEC61850 Engineering
  • Process of IEC61850 Engineering
  • Diagnosis Tool Networkview
  • Diagnosis Tool IEC-Browser
  • Config signals in the DIGSI 4 Matrix
  • Config signals in the DIGSI 5 IEC61850 structure
  • System Configurator in DIGSI
  • Assign IEDs to the IEC 61850 Station
  • Mapping GOOSE messages
  • Updating device parameter files
  • IEC 61850 Ethernet Medium: FO Ring
  • IEC 61850 Ethernet Configuration: Electrical Star
  • IEC 61850 Ethernet FO-Ring with RuggedCom
  • IEC 61850 Ethernet FO-Ring with optical EN100
  • IEC 61850 Ethernet – Partial Redundant FO-Ring
  • IEC 61850 Ethernet – Redundant FO-Ring
  • IEC 61850 Ethernet – with redundant PAS
  • Sample Real Projects
  • Export of Station Information
  • Import of SCD-File into the SICAM PAS

Station Level Engineering SICAM PAS

  • Introduction to SICAM PAS Automation System
  • SICAM PAS Tasks
  • Fields of Application
  • SICAM PAS Features
  • Scalability – Software and Hardware Configuration for Small to Large Applications
  • Basic Package “ Full Server”
  • Distributed system with higher performance (Full Server + DIP (Device Interface Processor))
  • High availability by Redundancy
  • High flexibility through further interfaces
  • Optional Packages (IEC 61850, Profibus FMS (SICAM/SIPROTEC specified protocols), IEC 60870-5-103, DNP V3.00, Profibus DP, Modbus, ILSA (Internal LSA protocol, OPC-Client, Automation CFC)
  • Substation Automation Functions (Control Authority, Bay Blocking, Telecontrol Blocking, Time Synchronization, Fault Recording, Redundancy)
  • SICAM PAS in Star Configuration
  • SICAM PAS in (Fiber Optic) Ring
  • SICAM PAS FO Station LAN
  • SICAM PAS Installation
  • Licensing
  • Licensing With Feature Enabler
  • SICAM PAS Basic packet and options
  • SICAM PAS Configuration User Administration Tool
  • IEC 61850 Services in IEDs and SICAM PAS
  • SICAM PAS Configuration (Working with Project Databases, Creating a New Database, Adding and Managing Systems, Adding an Application (IEC 61850 Client), Importing a SCD file, Updating One or Several Device(s), Adding ModbusApplication, Parameterizing ModbusApplication, Added EMA90 ModbusMap, Defining the Device Template (ModbusMap), Adding IEC 60870-5-101 Slave Application, Inserting the Control Center of IEC 60870-5-101 Slave, Inserting the SNMP Application, Monitoring IEC 61850 IEDs Connection Status With SNMP, Inserting a PASCC Application to Full Server System, Inserting Control Center to PASCC Application, Inserting a PASCC to a New System (DIP)
  • Creating a Full Server Computer
  • Creating an IEC101-Master to connect the RTU
  • Importing the RTU file
  • Communication IEC 60870-5-103
  • Communication OPC-Client (based on COM/DCOM)
  • Communication OPC-XML-Server
  • SICAM PAS Configuration (Topology Management, Filtering, Topology Tree Structure, Selection of Signals for Each Sub-Level, Modbus (Measuring) Signals
  • SICAM PAS Configuration (Automation (Soft PLC), Logic Processing with CFC, Info to / Com from SoftPLC (Mapping), Creating New CFC Program, Connection of Source and Destination Variables
  • Routing messages from/to SoftPLC
  • Renaming duplicated message
  • Creating a CFC file
  • CFC block
  • Inserting Variable into interconnection column
  • Grouping with a “PAS_GROUPI”-Function Block
  • Converting a Counter Differential Value to a Counter Final Value
  • Interlocking
  • Run Sequence
  • Online Mode
  • Watchlist
  • CDA (Control Data Analyzer) Necessary settings
  • Mapping an output to CDA
  • Human-Machine Control Center Mapping, Exporting of HMI1 Interface
  • How to select a group of messages
  • Normalization
  • Create a Normalization Template
  • Scaling a measured value
  • Normalization as a multiple-used template
  • Assignment of normalization in Mapping
  • Adaptation of transformer tap position indications
  • Archiving Configured Project, Un-archiving Project

SICAM PAS UI-Operation

  • Updating the System
  • Symbols in the tree view
  • Operation – functions
  • Exporting messages from PAS UI Configuration

SICAM PAS Value Viewer

  • Mapping shows the Information Volume
  • SICAM PAS Value Viewer
  • The properties of a message
  • Control function
  • Testing data
  • Important columns
  • ValueViewer: Communication diagnostics


  • Fault recording with SICAM PQS
  • SICAM PQS – Functional Overview
  • Incident Explorer
  • PQ Explorer
  • Grid Code Viewer
  • Report Browser
  • PQ Inspector


  • IEC 60870-5-101, the telecontrol profile
  • IEC 60870 – 5 – 101 The most important features
  • IEC 60870 – 5 – 101 telegram structure
  • Type Identification in monitoring direction
  • Type Identification in command direction
  • Type Identification for organization objects
  • Type Identification for parameters
  • Quality Information
  • IEC 60870-5-102, the counter profile
  • IEC 60870-5-103, the IED/protection relay profile
  • Creating an IEC103-Master and Interface
  • Communication Parameters
  • Data Units specified in IEC 60870-5-103
  • Info Identification in PAS for IEC 60870-5-103
  • IEC 60870-5-104, the network profile (based on 60870-5-101)
  • Software IECTEST
  • Settings for IEC 60870-5-104
  • IEC 60870-5-104 Slave – Control Center Simulation


  • Export of HMI information from SICAM PAS
  • Check the content of a PXD file
  • Introduction to SICAM PASCC Control Center
  • SICAM PASCC Control Center ‐ Overview
  • SICAM PASCC Components
  • SICAM PASCC Communication
  • SICAM PAS Wizard
  • WinCC Explorer
  • Graphic Objects Library
  • Switchgear Objects
  • Schwitchgear Objects – Styles and States
  • Alarm Logging – Message List
  • Control & Monitoring
  • WinCC & PASCC Licensing
  • SIMATIC WinCC / SICAM PASCC Installation Steps
  • Transfer The License Keys
  • SIMATIC WinCC / SICAM PASCC Time Synchronization & NTP
  • SICAM PASCC Starting The WinCC/PASCC Software
  • SICAM PASCC Creating/ Opening a New Project
  • SICAM PASCC Defining The Computer Properties General Tab, Startup Tab, Parameters Tab, Graphics Runtime Tab
  • Adding a Communication Driver
  • Connection Properties
  • Entering the IP Address of SICAM PAS Servers
  • SICAM PAS Wizard Opening
  • Error Log File of SICAM PAS Wizard
  • Select a Right SICAM PAS Protocol Suite
  • Set PAS IP Connection
  • Importing of the Sample Pilot Project .pxd File
  • Redefining the failed Sample Project
  • Checking Structure Tags of a New Project
  • Structure Tag Elements
  • Symbol Library
  • SICAM Administrative Internal Tags
  • Schwitchgear Objects – Tag Connection
  • Design of Graphical Objects
  • Switchgear Objects – Sychro-Check
  • Alarm Logging – Events & Alarms
  • Alarm Logging – Message Queue & Mes Ack Tags
  • Tag Logging – Measured Values
  • WinCC Horn Tools– Sound File
  • Tag Logging – Archive Configuration
  • Trends Picture
  • Topological coloring
  • Event List
  • Alarm List
  • Protection Message List
  • Horn, Alarm Acknowledgment
  • Creating an Event List in the Graphics Designer
  • How to scale analog values
  • User Administrator
  • Login-Function via key combination
  • Login via button
  • Defining level of rights
  • Entering the requested right
  • Displaying the current operator
  • Report Designer – Print Job
  • Project Archive, Duplicator
  • Automatic Start of WinCC Project
  • Recpro
  • Setting Up SICAM PAS Recpro
  • SICAM VALPRO – Graphic functions
  • Bay Blocking


  • Redundancy Definition
  • Dependency Definition
  • Redundant Communication
  • System Switchover
  • Manual Switchover
  • Redundant “Full Server – DIP” Configuration
  • Configuring a Redundant System
  • Transferring a database to a Redundant System
  • Status indication in a redundant system
  • Single Channel IEDs
  • IED Redundancy
  • System Redundancy
  • Communication with Control Center
  • Control Center with one interface
  • Control Center with 2 Interfaces
  • Communication via WAN Network

Example: Switching Authority in SICAM PAS

  • Switching Authority Group
  • Routing to PAS CC
  • Switching Authority Tag
  • SICAM PAS CC symbol library
  • Configuring Button Switching Authority
  • Test the Switching Authority

OPC Communication

  • What is OPC ?
  • OPC Applications
  • Overview of OPC data flow
  • OPC Server & Client
  • Config OPC Server in the SICAM PAS UI-Configuration
  • OPC Client
  • OPC-XML-Server
  • Difference between the OPC-XML-Server with the previous OPC
  • Creating OPC XML Server in SICAM PAS

Additional Information

  • Automation License Manager
  • Tasks to be started with the Runtime
  • Language and Key Disabling
  • Graphics Runtime
  • Data structure (monitoring/control direction)

Hardware Setup for SIEMENS SAS training

  • SIPROTEC 5 Multifunction Relay IED
  • Fiber optic to Ethernet converter
  • Ethernet Switch
  • PLC S7-1200
  • PC (IEDScout, DIGSI4, DIGSI5, SICAM PAS, WinCC, TIA Portal, SICAM SCC, Wireshark, IEC61850 Configurator …)

In this course, you will learn how to use and configure the IEC 61850 station

IEC 61850 Configuration Video Training

  • IEC 61850 Configuration
  • Language: English
  • Course creation: December 2018
  • Last update: September 2023
  • Total Time till September 2023: 5 hrs
  • + Auxiliary Files
  • + Certificate of completion
  • Trainer: Dr. Saeed Roostaee (Profile)

Main Course

  • Part 1 Substation Automation – An overview.
  • Part 2 An introduction to IEC 61850 & how to learn it effectively.
  • Part 3 Overview of the main features of IEC 61850.
  • Part 4 Overview of the main features of IEC 61850 – Part II
  • Part 5 IEC 61850 data structure and data format – Part I
  • Part 6 IEC 61850 data structure and data format – Part II
  • Part 7 IEC 61850 station in DIGSI 5 and IEC 61850 System Configurator.
  • Part 8 GOOSE configuration and the publisher-subscriber LNs.
  • Part 9 GOOSE simulation via IEDScout.
  • Part 10 GOOSE configuration and simulation between SIP 5 & SEL relays.
  • Part 11 Time synchronization settings and SNTP configuration.
  • Part 12 Case Study – Part I
  • Part 13 Case study – Part II
  • Part 14 Case study – Part III
  • Part 15 IEC 61850 configuration in DIGSI 4
  • Part 16 IEC 61850 configuration between SIP 4 & SIP 5.
  • Part 17 Sample project.

Updates and Supplementary Files

  • IEC 61850 configuration in PCM600 (Process bus and Goose configuration).
  • IEC 61850 Engineering with PCM600.
  • How to configure IEC 61850 with Easergy Studio
  • How to configure IEC 61850 for the ACE850 module (CET850).
  • How to configure IEC 61850 for SEL relays.

Helpful Files:

IEC protocols for substation communications

IEC 61850 Technical Overview

Download the IEC 61850 training package

Details Course

Part 1: Substation Automation- Overview

substation protection and control systems development, from conventional to digital substations with some pictures of a real substation. Then, it presents the importance of communication in this system and why it is necessary to use a common communication protocol and molding function system in the substation automation system.    

Part 2: An introduction to IEC 61850 & how to learn it effectively

A brief history of the standard IEC 61850 Ed.1 & Ed.2, its purpose, and its benefits are presented in this chapter. One problem with learning the IEC 61850 is the variety of documents, topics, and the gap between academics and industry in this area. This part introduces an effective way to learn practical IEC 61850 standards.

Part 3: Overview of the main features of IEC 61850-Part I

This part overviews the OSI model, MMS protocol, and the used devices in the IEC 61850 network. Then, different packets (GOOSE, Report, and Sample Value) and services (for time synchronization, master-slave, client/server, and publisher/subscriber) are presented in this module.

Part 4: Overview of the main features of IEC 61850-Part II

The concept of object-oriented modeling and the data modeling of IEC 61850 are presented in this part. Then different types of GOOSE messages, report control blocks, and SCL files are introduced. This part also presents the connection terminals, communication, and time synchronization ports of a merging unit installed in the process bus lab setup.

Part 5: IEC 61850 data structure and data format-Part I

Initial IEC 61850 settings in DIGSI 5 and the connection between the information routing matrix and IEC 61850 structure editor are presented in this part. The device is opened via OMICRON IEDScout and the data structure of the IED and the relation between them and the IEC 61850 signals in DIGSI 5 are explained. Then the device is exported with different IEC 61850 data formats and different sections of the exported files are explained in detail. To understand the interoperability of IEC 61850, a device from another manufacturer (SEL) is also exported and different sections of this file are explained.

Part 6: IEC 61850 data structure and data format-Part II

Different tools of the IEC 61850 structure editor in DIGSI 5. Editing of the IEC 61850 data model and adding the user-defined LNs are explained too.

Part 7: IEC 61850 station in DIGSI 5 and IEC 61850 System Configurator

A device is added to the IEC station in DIGSI 5 and the station is opened via IEC 61850 System Configurator to explain different parts of the station and the configurator. The connection between each editor in the configurator and the station file is also presented in this part.

Part 8: GOOSE configuration and the publisher/subscriber LNs

The GOOSE configuration between two SIPROTEC 5 devices is presented in this part. The publisher and the subscriber Logical Nodes before the GOOSE configuration and after the GOOSE configuration are compared in the IEC 61850 station files and the information matrix in DIGSI 5.

Part 9: GOOSE simulation via IEDScout

The publisher and subscriber IEDs before and after GOOSE configuration are simulated in the OMICRON IEDScout. The sniffer tool is used to capture the simulated GOOSE of the publisher IED. To show the GOOSE repetition, the value of the GOOSE signal is changed in the IED simulator, and the captured GOOSE after the change is analyzed too.

Part 10: GOOSE configuration and simulation between SIP 5 & SEL relays

An IED from another manufacturer (SEL) is added to the station and the GOOSE configuration between SEL and SIPROTEC IEDs is presented in the IEC 61850 configurator. Then the simulation of the publisher and subscriber IEDs has been done via IEDScout.

Part 11: Time synchronization settings and SNTP configuration

The configuration of the SNTP (Simple Network time protocol) for time synchronization in DIGSI 5 and IEC 61850 system configurator

Part 12: Case study-Part I

In DIGSI 5 training, relays were added and configured based on the diagram of the case study project. This part presents the IEC 61850 configuration in the same case study project. The IEC 61850 and SNTP settings have been entered based on the case study project documents. The table of the communication cables and the diagram of the substation automation architecture is described in this part.

Part 13: Case study-Part II

The report configurations based on the table of reports configured on servers are presented in this part. The signals of the distance IED are added to the data set and a report control block is added to transmit the event to the clients. The report control block settings are also explained in this part.

Part 14: Case study-Part III

The GOOSE configurations are based on the GOOSEs table and the GOOSE message subscription list.

Part 15: IEC 61850 configuration in DIGSI 4

  • the IEC 61850 configuration in DIGSI 4
  • The data model of a SIPROTEC 4 IED is shown in the OMICRON IEDScout
  • the IEC 61850 signals in the masking IO with this data model

Part 16: IEC 61850 configuration between SIP 4 & SIP 5

  • The IEC 61850 station configuration with SIPROTEC 4 and SIPROTEC 5 devices

Part 17: Sample project

  • The application of GOOSE signals, a sample project
  • The IEDs and IEC 61850 configurations (send a GOOSE signal from SIPROTEC 5 to SIPROTEC 4)
  • Use the GOOSE signal in a function block of the DIGSI 4 CFC editor

IEC 61850 configuration in PCM600 (Process bus and Goose configuration)
IEC 61850 Engineering with PCM600
How to configure IEC 61850 with Easergy Studio
How to configure IEC 61850 for ACE850 module (CET850)
How to configure IEC 61850 for SEL relays

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IEC 61850 System Configurator Video Training

Auxiliary files:

Related training packages:


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

Training delivery: Face-to-face / Online sections on Google Meet + pre-recorded videos

Trainer: Dr. Saeed Roostaee

What you’ll learn

  • Packet sniffing approaches and tools
  • How to connect to switched network infrastructure to capture required data
  • How to start with Wireshark and its basic settings
  • How do you use capture and display filters in Wireshark?
  • Tips and tricks on working with packets
  • Tips and tricks on working with capture files
  • How to analyze GOOSE, Sampled Values, and MMS traffic with Wireshark
  • Practical examples
  • Capture and interpret network traffic with Wireshark
  • Understand core networking protocols – DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP
  • Troubleshoot the top five network problems with Wireshark
  • Analyze a cybersecurity attack with Wireshark


Using Wireshark for traffic analysis in digital substations

  • Introduction and Contents Overview
  • Installing Wireshark and the Command Line Tools
  • Introduction to packet sniffing and basics of communication protocols
  • What are Wireshark Profiles and Why Should We Use Them?
  • Hands-On with Wireshark
  • Configuring Profiles, Adding Custom Columns
  • Configuring the Wireshark Interface
  • Making the right connections to start sniffing in a switched environment
  • Start capturing with Wireshark and manage its basic settings
  • Introduction to Wireshark Filters
    Capture filters Vs display filters
  • Filtering for IP Addresses, Source or Destination
  • Filtering for Protocols and Port Numbers
  • Filtering for conversations
  • Operators in display filters
  • Working with packets
  • Working with capture files
  • Creating Display Filters in Wireshark
  • Packets and the OSI Model
  • Ethernet – The Frame Header
  • Unicasts vs Broadcasts vs Multicasts
  • The Internet Protocol – Learning the Header Values
  • Following a Packet Through the Network – Re-Encapsulation
  • Analyzing a Packet From Multiple Capture Points
  • How IP Fragmentation Works
  • The UDP Header Explained
  • UDP Review
  • Practical TCP – The Handshake
  • Analyzing TCP Options
  • How Sequence and Acknowledgement Numbers Work
  • Slow application response time
  • High Network Latency
  • Network Packet Loss
  • TCP Analysis Review
  • Digital substation traffic capture analysis
  • Practical demo with Wireshark

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– Who knows the REF stability procedure? Both the voltage injecting method And the current injecting method?
– When you create in the zone or out zone fault for REF stability there will always be a flow of current.
– Short Primary Bushing Phase R S T with secondary terminal shorted after CT. Then Inject One Phase Voltage, Then Current will flow through the Primary bushing and NHV. Inject current from low voltage side, in R phase and check for current (secondary current and display current in relay) at high voltage side.
Pl inject current outside the REF CT covering zones – relay should be stable (should not trip)

Reverse the R phase secondary terminals at TB(HV side) and take measurements ( display and secondary)
– What about lv side y,b phases? should be short or kept open?
– Open.
– Repeat for the Y and B phases. Then for R, Y B combined.
– Note that NGR must be shorted Or it would be burned.
– What if it’s a Delta star transformer?
– HV and LV CTs must-read values to short and reverse secondaries at TB.
– How to test REF on the Delta side if it’s available with an earthing transformer?
– I think this is the connection but I don’t know why we short ckt on the delta side two phases?
– Because a single phase-to-earth fault on the star side will get reflected as a phase-to-phase fault on the delta side?
– Is this shorting mandatory for star Transformers also?
– what if short all the primary phases?
– It’s only if we inject three phases, Current will also loop. we stability 3 phase then REF

– Creating the fault within zones – you can do this by closing Earth switches (outside the CT zones). Creating the virtual Earth fault through closing the earth switches (outside the REF CT zones).

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– What could be the possible cause of the increase in the current of one phase of a generator? My generator trips of overcurrent in Phase B. I have done all the checks on the generator and it seems okay.

– Is it possible to inject both 50Hz and 100Hz of two current sources in the CMC356 Kit?
– Yes, parallel sources 1 and 2 and use source 1 for 50Hz and source 2 for 100Hz.

– The above method should work for checking harmonic restraint blocking and tripping percentage. In my quick CMC, if I change 100hz then remaining all sources also will get changed into 100hz for harmonics.

– Right-click and select unsync.

– Can anyone explain the function of the three CTs on the neutral side?
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– I was thinking if done in residual connection then it will be used for stator earth fault protection on the neutral side. But the CTs are not residually connected.

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The parameter set cannot be transferred to the device.

The reason for this is that the parameter for the EN100 module has not yet been updated after changing the IEC61850 system interface. To do so, open the “update” property page of the IEC61850 station and update all parameter sets. A transfer to the device now works again.

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Siemens DIGSI V4.93 Setup ended prematurely.

Siemens DIGSI V4.93 Setup ended prematurely.
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Siemens DIGSI V7.30 Setup ended prematurely.

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Siemens DIGSI V4.92 SP1 Setup

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Read operation failed/canceled

Read operation failed/canceled
PCM IED configuration may be in an inconsistent state. Please check more detailed information from Read/Write report. Re-read is highly recommended.


No device can be found. Please adjust the parameters and try again.
Name: Connection 1
Error: Cannot read data from the device

Test Connection

Test Connection
Connection Failed


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Object can not be deleted

The object can not be deleted.
The object is used in IEC 61850 communication flow and can currently not be deleted

Differences during comparison of data

Differences during comparison of data
MLFB differs


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Parameter Set Transmission with startup

Parameter Set Transmission with startup

Metered and statistical values and the buffers are deleted during the transmission of the Parameter set.

The active Parameter group will be Parameter Group A.
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Transfer parameter set

Transfer parameter set
The parameter set cannot be transferred to the device

The reason for this is that the parameter for the EN100 module has not yet been updated after changing the IEC61850 system interface.

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Configuration Wizard

Configuration Wizard
ABB 670 series IED Connectivity Package Ver. does not Connectivity package


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Error requesting settings

MAP120 Error

MAP120 Error

Loading of the device model failed not supported by this device

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Displaying the overview

Siemens DIGSI V4.91 Setup

Siemens DIGSI V4.91 Setup
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Parametros de comunicacion

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Connected device

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Identify Relay

Identify Relay
Relay Password

Error generating IEC61850 data

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The UCA is implementing changes to the IEC 61850 certification testing program to follow IEC requirements that only one revision of a standard can be valid at one time. Edition 1 was officially withdrawn by the IEC in December 2012 when Edition 2 became the current revision of the IEC 61850 standard. The UCA has therefore decided to phase out the issuing of Edition 1 only certificate and transition to Edition 2 conformance test certificates. The new Edition 2 conformance tests will include an option for certifying backward compatibility for Edition 1. This will allow new test certificates to cover both Edition 1 and 2 as required by utilities that install new equipment into existing Edition 1 systems or mixed systems (containing Ed. 1 and 2 devices).        
The end-of-life date for Edition 1 conformance testing and certification is targeted for December 31, 2020. However, the actual date may change depending on when updates to Edition 2 conformance tests are published with procedures for testing Edition 1 backward compatibility. Please read the official press release from the UCA for many more details

Announcement of End-of-Life for IEC 61850 Edition 1 Certification 

The IEC 61850 testing groups, within the UCA IUG, have concluded that the UCA IUG must enforce testing by the IEC position that there is one valid revision of a standard at any given time. Testing to a withdrawn standard is not consistent with the IEC position and would lead to supporting testing and certification of Edition 1, Edition 2, Edition 3, etc. 
Simultaneously long into the future. In the review of the current IEC 61850 QAP Addendum, it has become clear that this was never the intent. Furthermore, the testing groups recognize that an abrupt and immediate transition of testing from one version to another would be very disruptive to all impacted parties. The current IEC 61850 QAP Addendum is lacking adequate guidance for the process of updating the conformance testing procedures in synchronization with the standard. Therefore, to ensure a timely transition to new versions of standards while supporting a stable and growing market for IEC 61850 devices and applications the IEC 61850
QAP Addendum is being updated to define a migration path for how testing procedures are synchronized to new versions of the standards as follows: 

  • A guaranteed minimum period from the publication of a major revision of the IEC 61850 standard. Since the IEC process for releases is a 5-year interval, the current proposal is that conformance testing of a specific major release of 61850 should be guaranteed to be no less than 10 years. It is thought that this guidance allows utility stability for project planning. 
  • Upon the publication of a new release, which causes the withdrawal of the previous IEC standard, the conformance test procedures will need to be updated to not only test the conformance to the new standard but also backward compatibility to the previous standard and thereby provide utilities the assurance that new devices can be integrated into older systems protecting utility investment. 
  • Once the revised test procedures are available, and the 10-year minimum has been achieved, the UCA Conformance Testing for the older standard would cease
  • Conformance certificates shall indicate if the certificate is being issued based on withdrawn standards.

Edition 1 Conformance Testing is currently outside of these criteria being proposed because the withdrawal date of Edition 1 of the standard was December 2012 and the publication date of Edition 1 was May 2005. The end-of-life for UCA Edition 1 Only Conformance Testing andCertification is targeted for December 31, 2020, and would still require that the backward.  
compatibility testing is available thereafter.   

This announcement is being provided so that the information needed for utility project planning and to protect utility investment in deployments is based upon older versions of the standard. What is being proposed does not mean that older versions of devices would not be available, only that newer versions would be conformance tested to the current version and for compatibility with the older version. 

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