Reliable data communications device configuration using iec61850

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Model-driven development (MDD) and model driven engineering (MDE) are techniques where abstract models are used to represent the important components of any infrastructure. IEC61850 is used as a model driven architecture on which to base substation design, the configuration of instrumentation and the final implementation. The IEEE are standardizing YANG for Ethernet and the data communications industry are beginning to use YANG models as the basis for network configuration, with NETCONF as a configuration and state assessment protocol. Information may be extracted from IEC61850 SCL files which can be used to create YANG models to dynamically build an abstract representation of the required network. This creates a vendor-neutral generalized solution to automate the specification and configuration of data communications network devices in electrical substations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, PowerTech 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647226
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2019
Event2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, PowerTech 2019 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019


Conference2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, PowerTech 2019


  • IEC 61850
  • Model driven design
  • Smart grid
  • YANG

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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