Section 1. Development, design, commissioning and operation of PACS on Digital Substations:
experience and practical achievements.
The most effective and the most overrated technologies.
Application of technologies that expand the "life cycle" of PACS.
Is the lag in PACS technology development (compared to IT) critical for power industry in the era of global digitalization?
Typical PACS solutions – a brake on the way of PACS research and development?
Methodologies for evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness of “digital” solutions.
Practical achievements of the installation and operation of Digital PACS.
Section 2. Prospects for the development and application of standard IEC 61850
“White spots” and issues requiring additional standardization.
Assessing the applicability of the standard provisions in practice - what is widely used and what
does not find practical applications?
Directions for future development of the standard.
Section 3. Section 3 Cybersecurity - a driver or an obstacle for PACS development?
New cybersecurity technologies:
Built In solutions for devices (IEDs, MUs, switches and so on)
Architectures of full-scale solutions to ensure cybersecurity at power facilities
Operation management of the Cybersecurity System at power facilities.
Effectiveness of Cybersecurity solutions.
Development of the regulatory and legislative framework for cybersecurity.
Round Table (Discussion session). Challenges and experience in developments and implementation of digital substations
What are our goals?
What are we doing to achieve our goals?
How do we verify the result?
What do we get in practice?
Are corrective actions necessary?
Section 4. Increasing the Power System Control efficiency by the use of PMUs
The development of PMU technology is a factor in increasing the efficiency of Power Systems management.
New features of monitoring and control systems based on PMU technology.
Data quality - as a reason for limiting the use of PMU in control systems?
Integration of PMU and digital substation technologies.
Application examples for PMU technology:
maintenance of electric power facilities;
monitoring and control of power systems.
Section 5. Conceptual issues of the PACS development
New PACS architectures.
New trends affecting the development of PACS (Internet of things, Internet of Energy ...)
New technologies for operating and emergency control.
New information technologies within the tasks of PACS
Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods.
Section 6. PACS for distribution networks with distributed generation, renewables and storages
Differences in the operating modes compared to legacy networks. Assessment of emergency parameters
during fast transients and their influence on power supply and automatic control tasks.
Challenges in PACS development for networks with heterogeneous energy sources
Approaches and solutions for development of PACS for microgrids
Development of the standards and regulations for PACS of distribution networks with
renewables and storage.
Section 7. Human Factors influencing the Reliability of PACS
Assessment of PACS reliability indicators during their development, design, and operation
stages. What are the requirements? How do we implement them? What and how do we verify?
Assessment of the human factor influence on the reliability of PACS during their life cycle
Requirements for staff training and organization of work to reduce the negative impact of the
Technology requirements to reduce the impact of the human factor
Human factor influencing the cybersecurity
Round table (Discussion session). Reliability of PACS and human factors
What are the current requirements for the PACS reliability?
How do we confirm the fulfillment of reliability requirements for relay protection and
automation equipment at different stages of their life cycle? (production, design, setting
calculations, commissioning, operation)
What is the influence of the human factor on the reliability of PACS, what methods do we use to evaluate it?
Is it necessary to do something, and if necessary, then what, in order to reduce
the influence of the human factor on the reliability of PACS?