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Citect and Sepam in IEC61850
Communicating between Citect 2016 and a Sepam relay in IEC61850 using protocol


I am trying to communicate Citect 2016 with Sepam relay in IEC61850 protocol. I am having questions about editing the xml file. Has anyone done this before? Could you help me with the information in this file and the necessary settings for Citect?

Francisco Neto

By Ralph Mackiewicz on 8 May, 2017 - 1:00 pm

To which XML file are you referring? If this is the Substation Configuration Language (SCL) file for the Sepam device (CID, IID or ICD) you should probably not be editing that. You would typically import that SCL file into the IEC 61850 client for Citect in order to configure it to talk to the Sepam device.

Hello Francisco,

The xml file should either define the explicit path to the CID file, or at least define the name if both the XML and CID are saved in the same directory. Here is an example from the help where the CID file and XML reside in the project directory.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ScadaDevice xmlns="">
<LogicalDevice Name="S80">


I got it. This is the solution tested and validated here.

File CID used in this application : IEC.cid

Address server in the Citect: [RUN]:IO61850.xml

File XML: IO61850.xml

script in the file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ScadaDevice xmlns="">
<LogicalDevice Name="LD0">