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Grant Gilchrist

Systems Engineer
Grid Modernization
Tesco Automation

Canadian Professional Engineer,
IEC Technical Committee 57

Grant Gilchrist, P. Eng., is a Systems Engineer specializing in grid modernization for Tesco Electric Ltd.  He is a member of several utility data communications standards groups including the IEC working groups for SCADA, substation automation, protocol security, and interoperability.  He is a founding member of the Technical Committee for the Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3).  He has helped several major utilities develop technical requirements for their Advanced Metering Infrastructures and other grid modernization programs. He was editor of the IEC 62351-5 standard for security of the IEC 60870-5 and DNP3 protocols, and the award-winning IEEE 1815.1 standard for gateways between IEC 61850 and DNP3.  He specializes in visualizations of the Smart Grid and developed the NIST Smart Grid Framework “cloud” diagrams.

Before joining the power industry, Grant spent a total of 17 years developing embedded data communications software for GE Energy and Nortel Networks.  He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Canada.

Memberships & Affiliations

Canadian Professional Engineer

IEC Technical Committee 57, Working Group 10 (IEC 61850) – Member

IEC Technical Committee 57, Working Group 15 (Security) – Member

IEC Technical Committee 57, Working Group 3 (Telecontrol) – Member

DNP Users Group Technical Committee – Founding Member, former Secretary

IEEE PES (Power and Energy), IEEE ComSoc (Commmunications Society), IEEE-SA (Standards Association) – Member

IEEE Senior Member

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