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Core IEC Standards

Over 100 IEC Standards have been identified as relevant to the Smart Grid. Below is a list of the core standards. The complete list of IEC Standards (by importance and relevant application) is available for download.

 

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IEC/TR 62357:   Service Oriented Architecture (SAO)

Relevant Application: EMS, DMS

 

Standard, Specification
IEC/TR 62357
Power system control and associated communications - Reference architecture for object models, services and protocols

IEC 61970:   Common Information Model (CIM) / Energy Management

Relevant Application: EMS, DMS, DA, SA, DER, AMI, DR, Storage

 

Standard, Specification
IEC 61970-1
Energy management system application program interface (EMS-API) - Part 1: Guidelines and general requirements
IEC 61970-2
Energy management system application program interface (EMS-API) - Part 2: Glossary
IEC 61970-301
Energy management system application program interface (EMS-API) - Part 301: Common information model (CIM) base
IEC 61970-401
Energy management system application program interface (EMS-API) - Part 401: Component interface specification (CIS) framework
IEC 61970-402
Energy management system application program interface (EMS-API) - Part 402: Common services
IEC 61970-403
Energy management system application program interface (EMS-API) - Part 403: Generic data access
IEC 61970-404
Energy management system application program interface (EMS-API) - Part 404: High Speed Data Access (HSDA)
IEC 61970-405
Energy management system application program interface (EMS-API) - Part 405: Generic Eventing and Subscription (GES)
IEC 61970-407
Energy management system application program interface (EMS-API) - Part 407: Time Series Data Access (TSDA)
IEC 61970-453
Energy management system application program interface (EMS-API) - Part 453: CIM based graphics exchange
IEC 61970-501
Energy management system application program interface (EMS-API) - Part 501: Common Information Model Resource Description Framework (CIM RDF) schema
IEC 61970-405
Energy management system application program interface (EMS-API) - Part 405: Generic Eventing and Subscription (GES)

IEC 61850:   Power Utility Automation

Relevant Application: EMS, DMS, DA, SA, DER, AMI, Storage, EV

 

Standard, Specification
IEC 61850-1
Communication networks and systems in substations - Part 1: Introduction and overview
IEC 61850-2
Communication networks and systems in substations - Part 2: Glossary
IEC 61850-3
Communication networks and systems in substations - Part 3: General requirements
IEC 61850-4
Communication networks and systems in substations - Part 4: System and project management
IEC 61850-5
Communication networks and systems in substations - Part 5: Communication requirements for functions and device models
IEC 61850-6
Communication networks and systems for power utility automation - Part 6: Configuration description language for communication in electrical substations related to IEDs
IEC 61850-7
Communication networks and systems in substations - Basic communication structure for substation and feeder equipment

 

IEC 61850-8
Communication networks and systems in substations - Specific Communication Service Mapping (SCSM)

 

  • IEC 61850-8-1: Mappings to MMS (ISO 9506-1 and ISO 9506-2) and to ISO/IEC 8802-3

IEC 61850-9
Communication networks and systems in substations - Specific Communication Service Mapping (SCSM)

 

  • IEC 61850-9-1: Sampled values over serial unidirectional multidrop point to point link
  • IEC 61850-9-2: Sampled values over ISO/IEC 8802-3
IEC 61850-10
Communication networks and systems in substations - Part 10: Conformance testing

IEC 61968:   Common Information Model (CIM) / Distribution Management

Relevant Application: DMS, DER, AMI, DR

 

Standard, Specification
IEC 61968-1

Application integration at electric utilities - System interfaces for distribution management - Part 1: Interface architecture and general requirements

IEC/TS 61968-2

Application integration at electric utilities - System interfaces for distribution management - Part 2: Glossary

IEC 61968-3
Application integration at electric utilities - System interfaces for distribution management - Part 3: Interface for network operations
IEC 61968-4
Application integration at electric utilities - System interfaces for distribution management - Part 4: Interfaces for records and asset management
IEC/TR 61968-9
Application integration at electric utilities - System interfaces for distribution management - Part 9: Interfaces for meter reading and control
IEC/TR 61968-11
Application integration at electric utilities - System interfaces for distribution management - Part 11: Common information model (CIM) extensions for distribution
IEC/TR 61968-13
Application integration at electric utilities - System interfaces for distribution management - Part 13: CIM RDF Model exchange format for distribution
Work in progress
IEC 61968-8

Application integration at electric utilities - System interfaces for distribution management - Part 8: Interface Standard For Customer Support

IEC 62351:   Security

Relevant Application: EMS, DMS, DA, SA, DER, AMI, DR, Smart Home, Storage, EV

 

Standard, Specification
IEC/TS 62351-1
Power systems management and associated information exchange - Data and communications security - Part 1: Communication network and system security - Introduction to security issues
IEC/TS 62351-2
Power systems management and associated information exchange - Data and communications security - Part 2: Glossary of terms
IEC/TS 62351-3
Power systems management and associated information exchange - Data and communications security - Part 3: Communication network and system security - Profiles including TCP/IP
IEC/TS 62351-4
Power systems management and associated information exchange - Data and communications security - Part 4: Profiles including MMS
IEC/TS 62351-5
Power systems management and associated information exchange - Data and communications security - Part 5: Security for IEC 60870-5 and derivatives
IEC/TS 62351-6
Power systems management and associated information exchange - Data and communications security - Part 6: Security for IEC 61850
IEC/TS 62351-7
Power systems management and associated information exchange - Data and communications security - Part 7: Network and system management (NSM) data object models
Work in progress
IEC/TS 62351-8
Power systems management and associated information exchange - Data and communications security - Part 8: Role-based access control

 

IEC 62056:   Data exchange for meter reading, tariff and load control

Relevant Application:

 

Standard, Specification
IEC 62056-21

Electricity metering - Data exchange for meter reading, tariff and load control - Part 21: Direct local data exchange

IEC 62056-31
Electricity metering - Data exchange for meter reading, tariff and load control - Part 31: Use of local area networks on twisted pair with carrier signalling
IEC 62056-41
Electricity metering - Data exchange for meter reading, tariff and load control - Part 41: Data exchange using wide area networks: Public switched telephone network (PSTN) with LINK+ protocol
IEC 62056-42
Electricity metering - Data exchange for meter reading, tariff and load control - Part 42: Physical layer services and procedures for connection-oriented asynchronous data exchange
IEC 62056-46
Electricity metering - Data exchange for meter reading, tariff and load control - Part 46: Data link layer using HDLC protocol
IEC 62056-47
Electricity metering - Data exchange for meter reading, tariff and load control - Part 47: COSEM transport layers for IPv4 networks
IEC 62056-51
Electricity metering - Data exchange for meter reading, tariff and load control - Part 51: Application layer protocols
IEC 62056-52
Electricity metering - Data exchange for meter reading, tariff and load control - Part 52: Communication protocols management distribution line message specification (DLMS) server

IEC 62056-53
Electricity metering - Data exchange for meter reading, tariff and load control - Part 53: COSEM application layer

IEC 62056-61
Electricity metering - Data exchange for meter reading, tariff and load control - Part 61: Object identification system (OBIS)
For G, H, W, meters OBIS codes are specified in EN 13757-1  (CEN TC 294), interface objects are common

IEC 62056-62
Electricity metering - Data exchange for meter reading, tariff and load control - Part 62: Interface classes

 

  • IEC 62056-62 / 6-61: Application layer: IEC 62056-53 - Use of GPRS/GSM networks
  • IEC 62056-62 / 6-61: Application layer: IEC 62056-53 - Use of IP networks
  • IEC 62056-62 / 6-61: Application layer: IEC 62056-53 - Use of PSTN networks
  • IEC 62056-62 / 6-61: Application layer: IEC 62056-53 - Use of local communication networks

IEC 61508:   Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems

Relevant Application:

 

Standard, Specification
IEC 61508-1
Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Part 1: General requirements
IEC 61508-2
Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Part 2: Requirements for electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems

IEC 61508-3
Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Part 3: Software requirements
IEC 61508-4
Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Part 4: Definitions and abbreviations
IEC 61508-5
Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety related systems - Part 5: Examples of methods for the determination of safety integrity levels
IEC 61508-6
Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Part 6: Guidelines on the application of IEC 61508-2 and IEC 61508-3
IEC 61508-7
Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Part 7: Overview of techniques and measures