CPRI: Workshop on Trends in Substation Automation

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Central Power Research Institute, popularly known as CPRI was set up in 1960 by the Government of India to function as a National organization for applied research in power sector and to serve as an independent body for the testing and certification of power equipment. It is a premier research and testing institute in the field of power sector meeting the expectations of industries and the nation. CPRI laboratories have modern testing equipment to meet the testing requirement as per National and International standards. CPRI also provides the consultancy services on various needs of power sector. It has been extending its services for over five decades to the power sector in its quest for innovation, new product development, import substitution, quality assurance etc. CPRI is accredited by many International bodies and test reports issued by CPRI are accepted at worldwide. CPRI is member in UCA IUG (Utility Communication Architecture International User Group), USA, DLMS UA, Geneva. CPRI has a vast experience and expertise in the areas of material characterization, simulation, diagnostic, calibration, system analysis and several other areas. The Head Office and the main set-up of the institute is at Bangalore and our units are at Bhopal, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Noida, Guwahati and Kolkata.


Utility Automation Research Centre, CPRI is engaged in automation activities for about a decade. The division has established laboratories for Metering and Substation Automation. The metering protocol laboratory is equipped with Conformance Test Tools for IEC 62056 (DLMS/COSEM) and Indian Companion Specification. The Substation Automation lab is equipped with the facility for Conformance Testing of IEC 61850 server devices and communication verification of client-server devices in IEC 61850 environment. The Substation Automation test facility is accredited by UCA IUG as Level ‘A’ (Independent Test Lab with certified ISO 9000 or ISO 17025 Quality Systems). This is the only lab in Asia and one among two in the world. Certificates issued by CPRI for IEC 61850 conformance are accepted worldwide.


The evolution of SAS rests on the strong technological development of large-scale integrated circuits, leading to the present availability of advanced, fast, and powerful microprocessors. The result was an evolution of substation secondary equipment, from electro-mechanical devices to digital devices. This in turn provided the possibility of implementing SAS using several Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) to perform the required functions (protection, local and remote monitoring and control, etc.). Substation automation is essential in order to maintain an efficient and reliable electrical Infrastructure.


As a consequence of SAS, the need arose for efficient communication among the IEDs, especially for a standard protocol. Specific proprietary communication protocols developed by each manufacturer had been used, requiring complicated and costly protocol converters when using IEDs from different vendors.

The industry’s experiences had demonstrated the need and the opportunity for developing and using standard communication protocols, which would support interoperability of IEDs from different manufacturers, in unified communication environment.


CPRI is a leading provider imparting training and continuing education to the personnel of utilities and industries in the power sector. In this context, a two days workshop on “IEC 61850 in Substation Automation” is organised.

This workshop is meant to disseminate the knowledge and experience in the field of Substation Automation and IEC 61850 protocol. The programme consists of lectures by experts followed by demonstrations, discussions and visit to the testing laboratories.


  • Introduction to Substation Automation System
  • Overview of various different protocols in SAS
  • IEC 61850 and its features
  • The protocol layers
  • Data Modelling
  • Communication Architecture
  • Configuration Language
  • Conformance testing as per IEC 61850 Part-10
  • Demo of conformance testing procedure.


This programme is designed for utility engineers, manufactures, researchers, consultants, system integrators, academia etc. As the seats are limited, registration will be on first cum first serve basis.

The registration fee for this 2 day workshop is Rs.10,000 plus the service tax at 12.36% extra / $375 for overseas participants the payment shall be made in advance by the way of DD drawn in favour of “Senior Accounts Officer, CPRI, Bangalore”, payable at Bangalore. As the seats are limited, registration will be on first come first serve basis.


The workshop will be held on 04-05 October 2012 (Thursday & Friday) at CPRI, Bangalore.


This is a non-residential programme, participants have to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. However, accommodation upon request can be arranged at CPRI on payment basis subject to availability. CPRI is about 32KM from the airport and around 8 KM from the Bangalore City Railway station and City Bus Station.

Details about reaching CPRI is available at www.cpri.in/others/route/index.html

Registration Form- click

For details please contact
Programme Co-ordinator
Shri. Pradish. M
Utility Automation Research Centre
Central Power Research Institute
Prof. Sir C V Raman Road,
PO Box 8066, Sadashivanagar PO
Bangalore – 560 080, INDIA
E-mail: [email protected]
Telefax: +91-80-23602920

Facebook Comments



VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 9.5/10 (2 votes cast)
CPRI: Workshop on Trends in Substation Automation, 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 ratings