COPA-DATA at PAC World Conference 2015: Software for Smart Grids

17 June 2015

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COPA-DATA will exhibit at this year’s PAC World Conference, from June 29th to July 2nd, on Booth 16 at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. COPA-DATA will showcase industrial automation software for the energy sector, Smart Grids and a range of software 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 an event that will help consolidate cooperation and knowledge in the automation industry. The challenges, requirements and products 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 newest version of zenon, which supports companies in the fields of substation automation and distribution management. zenon is an advanced software system 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.

J├╝rgen Resch, Energy and Infrastructure Industry Manager of COPA-DATA, explains: “A Smart Grid is a hugely complex network of connected devices, with many security concerns and vulnerabilities. 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.”

The sixth PAC World Conference will provide the protection, automation and control community with an opportunity to meet in an environment that allows the attendees to improve their understanding of the components of the Smart Grid of the future and how they all fit together. For further information please visit

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