Joint training course: RTDS Technologies and IEC 61850 University

Joint training course: RTDS Technologies and IEC 61850 University

RTDS Technologies is pleased to announce that the upcoming RTDS Simulator Advanced Applications Training Course, which will focus on IEC 61850 and GTNET applications, will be held as a joint training course in conjunction with the world-renowned IEC 61850 University. This first-ever collaboration course with IEC 61850 University is an unmissable opportunity for RTDS Simulator users who want the best information on using IEC 61850 in conjunction with their real time simulations.

The course will take place from September 25 to 29, 2017, in Winnipeg, Canada – the world headquarters of RTDS Technologies. It will focus on the fundamentals and principles of the IEC 61850 standard and its related applications, and will include three full days of hands on exercises using IEC 61850 with the RTDS Simulator. This will be the first training course worldwide in which trainees will use the all-new RTDS Simulator Protection and Automation Suite. Topics, exercises, and demonstrations include the following:

  • IEC 61850 guiding principles and structure of standard
  • IEC 61850 system architecture and data models
  • IEC 61850 project specification, engineering and commissioning, conformance, and project examples
  • Configuring IEC 61850 Sampled Values and GOOSE data streams via the GTNETx2 card for the RTDS Simulator
  • Closed-loop testing of a physical relay using IEC 61850 GOOSE and Sampled Values streaming from and to the RTDS Simulator
  • Use of the RTDS Simulator’s Protection and Automation Suite for simulation of IEC 61850 MMS Servers

This course is targeted at experienced RTDS Simulator users. A fundamentals course on using the RTDS Simulator and the RSCAD software will be hosted the previous week (September 18 to 22) in Winnipeg. Click here for more information on the courses.

Meet the course instructors:

Eric Xu
Lead Simulation and Automation Engineer, RTDS Technologies

Eric Xu joined RTDS in 2009, and since then has been involved in technical support, user training, and GTNET component model development.  Eric is a Registered Professional Engineer and a member of IEEE. He is also an active member of IEC Technical Committee 57 Working Group 10 which is the section working on the development of the communication standards for substations – functional architecture and general requirements.


Dustin Tessier
Managing Director, Tesco Automation

Dustin Tessier is the Managing Director for Tesco Automation, which is a system integrator specializing in the engineering, procurement, and commissioning of PAC and SCADA systems, with a particular focus on IEC 61850 based systems. He is a member of IEC Technical Committee 57 Working Group 10 and chair to the IEC Smart Grid Systems Committee and is actively involved with the ongoing development of the IEC 61850 standard.


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