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IEC 61850 Profile for Distributed Energy Resources Supporting IEEE 1547



Hasan Giray Oral, DJ Anand, Cuong Nguyen, Avi Gopstein, Christoph Brunner, Alexander Apostolov


This document provides an IEC 61850 profile for a Distributed Energy Resource supporting IEEE 1547 and the grid support functions therein. The profile utilizes the IEC 61850 data object model and maps the requirements of IEEE 1547 to the data object model for the integration of DERs in the electric power system. By establishing a required subset of data objects and data attributes from the IEC 61850 model, the profile reduces model complexity and aims to improve the interoperability, and the engineering, testing and maintenance of IEC 61850 based protection, automation and control systems. A description of how the profile maps the IEEE 1547 requirements to the required IEC 61850 data objects is provided and use case examples are given.
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 2217
Report Number


Data Modeling, DER, Functional Decomposition, Grid Automation, IEC 61850, IEEE 1547, Interoperability, Profile, Renewable Integration, Smart Grid, Standards, Substation Automation


Oral, H. , Anand, D. , Nguyen, C. , Gopstein, A. , Brunner, C. and Apostolov, A. (2022), IEC 61850 Profile for Distributed Energy Resources Supporting IEEE 1547, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed May 23, 2024)


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Created May 4, 2022, Updated November 29, 2022