Tesco is pleased and honored to have been awarded the Canadian Innovative Pilot Project, which is a federal program that is managed under the Standards Council of Canada. This Innovative Pilot Project is geared towards creating new international standards, whereby our proposal was framed around extending the IEC 61850 standard to include Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications.
A very special thank you to our industry colleagues from California, who have developed a working solution, which was the basis for this proposal. They are one of the pioneers of the utility industry, and they should be commended for having proved the concept of this proposal! They have developed a working solution that showcases how the HMI engineering efforts can be reduced from weeks (sometimes months) to literally minutes. The IEC is an industry driven organization, and this is a perfect example of how standards ought to be developed. Industry “pushing”, and NOT vendors “pulling”.
We also recognize the visionary behind this concept- Mr. Alex Apostolov from PACWorld – who advocated for this long before it was considered by industry. Thank you to Mr. Christoph Brunner, Mr. Paul Skare, Mr. Jean Goulet, Mr. Jean Raymond and the rest of the IEC TC57 WG10/WG19 for their invaluable feedback that was used in polishing this proposal.
Finally, a great big thank you to the Standards Council of Canada for selecting this proposal, and for all the hard-work you have done to support it! There are too many individuals to thank from the SCC, but your strategic and systematic approach has placed us all in a good position to succeed.
Here is some more information on the technical aspects, which you can see industry is already starting to request:
Here is a link to the Fact Sheet:
The ballot is closing soon for this proposal and if you see value, please let us know. We’ll advise how you can show/vote for support.