Enabling interoperability on PV inverters using IEC 61850

Presented By: Kumaraguru Prabakar

Inverter based distributed energy resources are integrated into distribution system at a fast pace. Distribution management systems, microgrid controllers, and other distributed assets need to communicate with each other for sensing and control of the different assets. Interoperability is critical to the ease of data exchange between different assets. This presentation will provide a background on interoperability and a laboratory implementation using IEC 61850. Specifically, this presentation will discuss the use of IEC 61850 7-420 to enable interoperability in PV inverter.

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Who Would be Interested?

  • This presentation will be useful to SCADA engineers enabling communication between the distribution assets and the control systems. This will also be useful to inverter manufacturers to enable interoperability on PV inverters and be compliant with the requirements of the utilities.

About the Speaker

Kumaraguru PrabakarKumaraguru Prabakar (Senior Member, IEEE) received the M.S. Degree from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, in 2011 and the Ph.D. degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, in 2016. He is currently working toward the M.B.A. degree with the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is a Senior Research Engineer with Power Systems Engineering center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. He leads research projects targeting improvements in distribution system protection, and interoperability of distribution system assets. He is a Technical contributor in multiple microgrid controller evaluation projects, and advanced distribution management systems evaluation projects. His research work focuses on the controller hardware-in-the-loop, power hardware-in-the-loop, and remote hardware-in-the-loop experiments at ESIF.

Tags & Topics for This Webinar:

  • IEC 61850; interoperability; PV inverters