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COPA-DATA to showcase smart grid software at PAC World

17th June 2015
Siobhan O'Gorman

At this year's PAC World conference, which takes place from 29th June to 2nd July at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, COPA-DATA will exhibit at booth 16. Here, the company will showcase industrial automation software for the energy sector, smart grids and a range of software solutions and training options to help companies comply with the IEC 61850, IEC 60870 and DNP3 standards. 

This year's PAC World conference invites members of the electric power systems community to take part in a unique event that will help consolidate co-operation and knowledge in the automation industry. The challenges, requirements and solutions for smart grids will be presented to attendees with the aim of discovering a way of working together to build an efficient smart grid for the future.

COPA-DATA will be exhibiting its latest version of zenon, which supports companies in the fields of substation automation and distribution management. zenon is an advanced software solution for SCADA systems that helps manage, monitor, control and protect smart grids.

COPA-DATA experts will also be available to discuss the benefits, challenges and required training for the IEC 61850 Edition 2 standard, which defines the communication between electronic devices in the substation.

"A smart grid is a hugely complex network of connected devices, with many security concerns and vulnerabilities," explains Jürgen Resch, Energy and Infrastructure Industry Manager, COPA-DATA. "Due to the convergence of energy generation and web technologies within smart grids, energy companies need to reconsider their commitment to cyber security, both on an IT and a SCADA level. For these reasons, industrial automation software will play a central role in the future of the energy sector.”

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