For substation automation, the international standard for data communication between metering, protection, control, transformer and switching devices within substations is IEC 61850. IEC 61850 is being extended towards communication between substations, decentralized energy resources and hydropower plants, thus becoming increasingly important. Another important feature of IEC 61850 is a language for engineering and configurating substation automation systems. DNV GL has gained deep knowledge of the IEC 61850 standard. We offer training, consultancy and software solutions to help you to realize a reliable communication environment according to IEC 61850.