Monday, January 19, 2009

IEC 61850-7-420 (DER) passed the final Vote

The Standards series IEC 61850 has a new part:

IEC 61850-7-420 Ed.1: Communication networks and systems for power utility automation - Part 7-420: Basic communication structure - Distributed energy resources logical nodes

The FDIS vote for this part passed on 2009-01-09.

The International Standard IEC 61850-7-420 will be available very soon.

The standard covers the following energy resources:

  • Reciprocating engine
  • Fuel cell
  • Photovoltaic system (PV)
  • Combined heat and power (CHP)

Resources for hydro power and wind power are defined in

  • IEC 61850-7-410 and
  • IEC 61400-25

An overview of the parts can be found here [PDF, 450 KB]

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