Session 1:  9:30 am  – 12:30 pm (AEST), Sunday 5 December

Topic of the session: Green hydrogen: integrated system modelling, operation and planning

Resource person: Prof. Pierluigi Mancarella

Any other information/expectations: The tutorial would require fundamentals of electricity (and possibly gas) system operation and linear programming. Some basic exercise material for the attendees to “play with” would also be provided.


Pierluigi Mancarella is Chair Professor of Electrical Power Systems at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Professor of Smart Energy Systems at the University of Manchester, UK. Pierluigi obtained the PhD degree in Power Systems from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, has been a Research Associate at Imperial College London, UK, and has held visiting research positions at Sintef/NTNU in Norway and NREL in Colorado, as well as visiting professorships at Ecole Centrale de Lille in France and the Universidad de Chile.

Pierluigi has been involved in/led, in the last 10 years, some 50 research projects and consultancy and professional activities in the UK, Australia, and internationally, in the area of techno-economics and business cases for smart grid technologies, risk and resilience assessment of future networks, integrated multi-energy systems modelling, and energy infrastructure investment under uncertainty.

Pierluigi is author of four books, several book chapters, and of over 200 research papers. He is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Systems Journal, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A (guest). Pierluigi is also an IEEE Power and Energy Society Distinguished Lecturer and the past Chair of the Energy Working Group of the IEEE European Public Policy Initiative.

Session 2: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm (AEST), Sunday 5 December

Topic of the session:  DNP3: SCADA, Clear and Simple

Resource person: Mr. Andrew West

Summary of the tutorial: The Chair of the DNP Technical Committee will explain the philosophy (and terminology) underpinning IEEE Standard 1815 (DNP3); explain its structural components and clarify a number of areas that people sometimes find difficult to grasp. Some lesser-known features of DNP3 and current developments will also be discussed. The tutorial is structured to encourage attendees to question or discuss any aspect of DNP3 or SCADA systems that interest them, without being restricted to the agenda topic areas.

Outline agenda: 

DNP3 Philosophy & Terminology


Data Models, Data Types & Structures

Data Collection & Control Mechanisms

DNP3 Classes

DNP3 Subset Levels

Less well-known features:

  • Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Mapping to IEC 61850
  • DER applications
  • Conformance Testing

Target Audience: Engineers and technicians responsible for design, specification, configuration, installation and fault-finding of SCADA equipment that uses DNP3 for transmission of SCADA data.

Prerequisites: The tutorial assumes that attendees have familiarity with SCADA systems, but does not require previous detailed knowledge of DNP3.

Learning Objectives: This tutorial discusses modern SCADA concepts and describes how they are supported in the DNP3 SCADA protocol. Attendees will gain an understanding of the design concepts of DNP3. The needs of both implementers (equipment manufacturers) and end users (system engineers) will be addressed. Attendees who already have familiarity with DNP3 will gain clarity in understanding “why” things are done as they are, not just “how”.


Andrew West is a software engineer with qualifications in electrical engineering, computer science and psychology. He has worked as a SCADA engineer for over 35 years, with the majority of that time in electric utility and substation automation applications, working for utilities, equipment vendors, integrators and as a consultant.

Since 1996 he has participated in the development of IEC and IEEE Standards for SCADA and power grid automation. He Chairs the DNP Technical Committee, is Spokesperson for the committee responsible for IEC 60870-5-101 / -104 and is a member of the committee responsible for IEC 61850. He currently holds the position of Regional Technical Director with SUBNET Solutions, a software company focused on electricity grid data and cybersecurity.