Enabling Interoperability on PV Inverters Using IEC 61850

Research output: NRELPresentation


Inverter based distributed energy resources are integrated into distribution system at a fast pace. Distribution management systems, microgrid controllers, and other distributed assets need to communicate with each other for sensing and control of the different assets. Interoperability is critical to the ease of data exchange between different assets. This presentation will provide a background on interoperability and a laboratory implementation using IEC 61850. Specifically, this presentation will discuss the use of IEC 61850 7-420 to enable interoperability in PV inverter.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages34
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2021 IEEE Smart Cities Webinar Series, 26 January 2021

Bibliographical note

Also available from IEEE Smart Cities: https://smartcities.ieee.org/resources/webinars/webinar-enabling-interoperability-on-pv-inverters-using-iec-61850

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5D00-78827


  • beaglebone board
  • controller hardware-in-the-loop
  • distribution management system
  • IEC 61850
  • interoperability
  • PV inverter


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