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61850 Systems Integration

IEC 61850 Design & Engineering Services

Accurate, Practical & Up-to-Date Information on IEC 61850

Tesco Automation is as an EPC provider that offers IEC 61850 training, consulting, design and configuration, including testing support services to the global power system sector. These deliverables include the development of detailed business cases, functional and technical specifications, design/configuration services, testing/commissioning services, turnkey substations, modular control buildings, and the fabrication of protection and control panels. Tesco is unique in that we are one of few Canadian companies to be active members in various international grid modernization and IEC 61850 standards development organizations. Being a member of these IEC communities allows us to keep a finger on the pulse of technology advancements within the power system sector, which ensures we put forward accurate, consistent, and practical solutions pertaining to IEC 61850 and DNP3.

We Help You Take a Standard Approach to Applying the IEC 61850 Standard

Contact Tesco today to tap into our decades long experience building digital substations.

SchematicDetailed Design & Engineering

Single Line Diagrams, AC/DC Schematics, Wiring Diagrams, etc.

Whether you are looking for basic IEC 61850 design review services, or complete detailed engineering services, Tesco would be delighted to support you. We offer design and engineering services that focus on modern (and traditional) substation protection, control and automation systems.  This may come in the form of consultation services, feasibility studies, elementary drawing packages, or a complete turnkey substation solution. Tesco wants to partner with you on your power system design projects and our project expertise includes the design and configuration of:

  • Protection, Automation & Control Systems for Substation & Distribution Automation Applications
  • Integration of IEC 61850 MMS reports, GOOSE and Sampled Value messages
  • Data modelling of various IEC 61850 application functions
  • Creating design standards that define common requirements for naming nomenclatures, control block parameters, composition of datasets, etc.
  • Development of user specific IEC 618 application profiles

Tesco looks forward to sharing our experiences with past IEC 61850 systems integration projects, which we hope will help you avoid the common pitfalls that many encounter when deploying IEC 61850.


ISO 2015

Designing Scalable System Architectures that Last the Test of Time

Whatever network availability you require, Tesco can help design your architecture. Get in touch to learn more.

System & Network Architecture

Design for Scalability – High-Availability – Security – Supervision

PinsWe have assisted utilities around the world in defining their network and system architecture, and understand the importance of having scalable architectures that accommodate the short-term and long-term requirements. We help end-users in defining how best to approach their Station Bus and Process Bus architectures, and how to properly plan for the evolution of these networks; provisions for high-availability requirements, network shaping techniques, cyber-security provisions, and other architectural considerations. Our clients are rest-assured their system architectures will last the test of time, and be interoperable with emerging technologies that are closely being monitored through Tesco’s involvement with the IEC/IEEE.

Learn more about Tesco’s approach to cyber security in the power utility industry.


Your One-stop Shop For IEC 61850 & DNP3 Services

Tesco AutomationWhatever network availability you require, Tesco can help design your architecture. Get in touch to learn more.

IED Configuration & Programming

A Team of Technicians with Specialists for each Vendor

Our Team is composed of engineers and technologists who are proficient with configuring and programming the various IEDs and power system applications.  Whether it is a IEC 61850 or DNP3 based system, or legacy protocols such as Modbus, SEL Mirrored Bits, etc, we are comfortable designing, configuring and testing the following devices and applications.

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