IEC 61850 Masterclass

Design, deploy and control your digital substation

Free Live Webinars

In the transition towards a smarter grid, the growing adoption of IEC 61850-based substation automation and control systems is among the most notable trends. The zenon software platform has a rich set of product features that can be used to design, test, monitor and manage IEC 61850-based system. This enables fast, reliable, and secure access to and control over the substation.

We offer three webinar series each including four sessions, completely free of charge, covering different time zones and languages (English and German edition).

Choose your webinar series

Sprache: Deutsch


Zeit: 10:00 - 11:30 CET
  • Donnerstag, 11. Februar
  • Donnerstag, 18. Februar 
  • Donnerstag, 25. Februar 
  • Donnerstag, 4. März 

Language: English

EMEA and APAC regions

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CET
  • Thursday, March 11 
  • Thursday, March 18 
  • Thursday, March 25
  • Thursday, April 1 

Language: English

Americas region

Time: 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM CEST
  • Thursday, April 8  
  • Thursday, April 15
  • Thursday, April 22
  • Thursday, April 29

What to expect?

  • Overview of the IEC 61850 standard, its concepts and characteristics, and its purpose within an energy automation architecture
  • How to utilize zenon and zenon Logic to ensure requirements are met by utilizing standard product features
  • How to design system architectures that best suit the application requirements and to configure zenon to future proof systems
  • Highlights of effective and efficient IEC 61850 system design employing zenon with its innovative automated engineering options to reduce errors and improve project delivery times
  • Industry-specific solutions that deliver value to your business
  • Insights into the zenon platform energy edition features including zenon and zenon Logic (straton)
  • Brief overview of COPA-DATA and the zenon Software Platform
  • Q&A sessions

The webinar sessions:

  • Session 1: IEC 61850 in Substations: Overview, Engineering approach and zenon tools
  • Session 2: IEC 61850 features applied in zenon and zenon Logic / straton
  • Session 3: zenon system architectures for power utility automation
  • Session 4: IEC 61850 configuration and version management applied in zenon projects

Who should join in?

Everyone interested in SCADA, automation and control system solutions to implement secure, reliable, and efficient substation automation systems – regardless of the position or whether you are already using zenon or not.


Pascal Schaub is the Principal Engineer and Director of D.T. Partners Pty Ltd, COPA-DATA’s exclusive product distributor in Australia / New Zealand and a provider of consultancy services in the domains of substation and grid automation. Pascal received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts North-Western Switzerland. Pascal has over 25 years of experience in the electricity industry, having worked in research and development of substation automation product and the design and commissioning of substation automation solutions based on IEC 61850 Station Bus and Process Bus. Pascal is a member of Standards Australia Technical Committee EL-050 “Power System Control and Communications” and the international Working Group IEC/TC57 WG10 “Power System IED Communication and Associated Data Models”, responsible for the development and upkeep of the IEC 61850 standards-series.

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Niraj Shah, SEL Engineering Services

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The standardized user interface and control concept guarantee time and cost savings. The expense of training employees is very low. In medium-sized and large plants, the employees can supervise and monitor the whole plant from any location in the plant."
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