Yes and to our knowledge, it is planned to use IEC 61850 in future HVDC projects, such as the Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. For a longer explanation, one of the specificities of IEC 61850 is that it structures data via Logical Nodes, which can be assimilated to “objects”, as in programming languages. This helps make communication configuration easier, and actually facilitates interoperability as, for example, data and functions of circuit breakers from several manufacturers would be standardized when represented as Logical Nodes. Some Logical Nodes for HVDC applications were defined in part 90-14 of the standard, and as more LNs are defined its adoption is expected to increase.
Practical implementation of IEC 61850 has been developed throughout PROMOTiON WP9, dedicated to Hardware-in-the-Loop demonstration of protection strategies (see related webinar that will be soon online).