MoP approved IEC 61850 Protocol Conformance Testing

Approval by Ministry of Power (MoP), Govt. of India for ERDA’s UCA accredited IEC 61850 Conformance testing for Numerical Relays and Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED)

ERDA is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory for communication protocol testing of substation automation devices. This laboratory is equipped with an array of DNV-GL, the Netherlands, supplied test tools for complete conformance testing of communication protocols as per IEC: 61850 – 5 to 10. ERDA is accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), a Government of India Statutory Organisation, for protocol testing as per these standards under ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

ERDA is now authorized to perform IEC 61850 Conformance Testing in accordance with the Users Group Quality Assurance Testing Program Procedures as per globally acceptable UCA International Users Group Edition 2 & 1 Server Accreditation.

Ministry of Power, Govt. of India vide their revised order dtd. 7th December, 2022 for the notification no. 12/34/2020-T&R dated 24th December, 2021, have incorporated name of “Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA)” for the designated laboratories for cyber security conformance testing for testing of Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED)/Numerical Protection Relay etc. With this revised order in place, ERDA can take up the testing as per above detail.