Configuration Modules for Power industry Automation Systems

The mission of LF Energy's CoMPAS project is to develop open source software components related to IEC 61850 model implementation (profile management) and configuration of a power industry Protection Automation and Control System (PACS).

The project seeks to:

The project strives not to duplicate works already carried out in standardization groups. When the rules and principles from the standard are not comprehensive enough or subject to interpretation or still work in progress, the project may have to take choices for the implementation. In such case it should strive to a configurable implementation.

Technical Information

The CoMPAS current features

CoMPAS SCT tool contains the following features:


A Docker compose is used to try CoMPAS. More information can be found here:

com-pas/compas-deployment: CoMPAS Deployment repository (


Due to the Energy Transition the use of power transmission and distribution grids is changing. The control architecture of power grids needs to be swiftly adapted to take account of infeed at lower grid levels, higher dynamics in flow patterns and more distributed controls (both internal controls and grid flexibility services from third parties).

In this context TSOs and DSOs require a new generation of Digital Substation Automation Systems (DSAS) allowing for more dynamic protection settings and adaptive automation functions. Moreover, data management becomes significant, both for administration of deployed automation and protection functions as well as operational grid data.

The design of the new DSAS will have to allow for a drastically higher level of modularity, interoperability and scalability compared to the previous generations. An open source collaboration is essential to meet those requirements in a cost-efficient way by sharing the effort through a leveraged development approach that involves all stakeholders from equipment manufacturers to end-users, fostering vendor-agnostic implementations and convergence of utility practices.


The idea of the communication is to be as open as possible (open governance). This allows others to trace requirements and join relevant conversations.

CoMPASCoMPAS general discussion list
CoMPAS-announceCoMPAS Announcements
CoMPAS-devCoMPAS developers
CoMPAS-tscCoMPAS Technical Steering Committee

Regular meetings

The TSC will meet once a month. Meetings will be announced on the mailing list and available through the project calendar. Meeting minutes are published on the CoMPAS Meeting Archive page.

Community call will be held bi-weekly. CoMPAS refinements will be done every week (see calender). 

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