Canada is known as one of the more vocal representatives in this technical committee. We take a hard position to advocate for energy users’ requirements, especially Canadian utilities. Hydro-Quebec is a perfect example of this. Through our active involvement, a proposal by Hydro-Quebec resulted in the creation of a new advisory group on strategic developments and operational matters for TC 57 (IEC/TC 57/AG 22). Having Hydro-Quebec, a Canadian stakeholder, lead this gives Canadians opportunities to shape the future of the technical committee.
On a broad scale, we also consistently advance Canadian interests and the priorities of TC 57. Presently, this entails enhancing the useability of standard IEC 61850 Communication networks and systems for power utility automation. We’re also exploring how our standards address cybersecurity-related requirements for power system protocols, as well as the distribution of energy resources such as wind, solar and battery storage.