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Reference EN 61850-6:2004
Title Communication networks and systems in substations - Part 6: Configuration description language for communication in electrical substations related to IEDs
Project Number 15566
Abstract/Scope Specifies a file format for describing communication related IED (Intelligent Electronic Device) configurations and IED parameters, communication system configurations, switchyard (function) structures, and the relations between them. The purpose is to exchange IED capability descriptions, and SA system descriptions between IED engineering tools and the system engineering tool(s) of different manufacturers in a compatible way. Is to be used together with EN 61850-5 and the EN 61850-7 series.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2004-05-27
Current Stage code deadline 2005-02-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 57
Reference Document IEC 61850-6:2004 (EQV)
ICS 33.200 - Telecontrol. Telemetering
Keywords Communication; Network; Substation; Language; IEDs
Note Superseded by EN 61850-6:2010.
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6060 2004-05-27 2005-02-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2004-05-01 2004-09-01  
5061 2004-03-26 2004-05-01  
5020 2003-12-12 2004-02-13  
4099 2003-09-26 2003-09-30  
4020 2002-11-15 2003-04-18  
3099 2002-11-12 2002-11-15  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2004-05-27
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2004-08-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2005-02-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-05-01


Superseded by EN 61850-6:2010
Normative reference (6) XML-1:2001
XML 1.0:2000
IETF RFC 2045:1996
IETF RFC 1952:1996
XML W3C:1999
ISO/IEC 8859-1:1998
EN 61346-1:1996
EN 61346-2:2000
IEC/TS 61850-2:2003
EN 61850-5:2003
EN 61850-7-1:2003
EN 61850-7-2:2003
EN 61850-7-3:2003
EN 61850-7-4:2003
EN 61850-8-1:2004
EN 61850-9-1:2003
EN 61850-9-2:2004

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