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FESIO won Sesko prize for Demve IEC61850 laboratory

Updated: Feb 28, 2023

Just before Christmas 2022 we were informed about that FESIO was one of the winners in the competition arranged by Sesko.


We were of course both supriced and happy. The IEC61850 laboratory hsa been developed for RDI and education purpose. The laboratory is located in Technobothnia laboratories in Vaasa.


What is IEC61850


“The IEC61850 is an international standard defining communication protocols for intelligent electronic devices at electrical substations.”

The IEC61850 is important for testing communication between different protection relay based on IEC61850 standard.


Important cooperation with the industry


In Vaasa we have had 3 protection relay manufacturer’s R&D activities, ABB (former Strömberg),

Schneider Electronics (former VAMP) and Arqtec Protection Relays for a long time. The energy industry and the companies manufacturing products and systems for the electrical grid and industry in the energy cluster in Vaasa region has made great impact on the world, regarding reliable systems, safe design of electrical distribution and transmission systems including substation and power plant deliveries all over the world.

Education and RDI services


“Novia University of Applied Sciences, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences and University of Vaasa has developed this Demve IEC61850 laboratory for education and RDI purposes”

The laboratory can be used for e.g. to verify devices that they can communicate over the IEC61850 communication protocol with other electronic devices and systems. The laboratory also can be used for hands on training for students on B.Sc. or M.Sc level studying e.g. electrical engineering or automation engineering.



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