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Reference EN 61968-1:2013
Title Application integration at electric utilities - System interfaces for distribution management - Part 1: Interface architecture and general recommendations
Project Number 23352
Abstract/Scope IEC 61968-1:2012 is the first part in a series that, taken as a whole, define interfaces for the major elements of an interface architecture for distribution management. This International Standard identifies and establishes recommendations for standard interfaces based on an Interface Reference Model (IRM). Subsequent clauses of this standard are based on each interface identified in the IRM. This set of standards is limited to the definition of interfaces. They provide for interoperability among different computer systems, platforms, and languages. Methods and technologies used to implement functionality conforming to these interfaces are recommended in IEC 61968-100. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous one: - update of IRM table which has been out of date; - addition of missing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) related functions; - alignment with newly released IEC documents; - alignment with IEC 61968-100; update of annexes.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-01-11
Current Stage code deadline 2013-09-04
Deadline date for vote  


Mandate(s) M/490
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 57
Reference Document IEC 61968-1:2012 (EQV)
ICS 33.200 - Telecontrol. Telemetering
Keywords Interface; Distribution management; Interface architecture
Note Supersedes EN 61968-1:2004 * 2012-11-06: Publication processing allocated to
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6060 2013-01-11 2013-09-04 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-12-04 2013-01-01  
5060 2012-10-01 2012-10-22 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-07-27 2012-09-28  
3090 2012-02-27 2012-03-31  
5060 2011-07-18 2011-08-08 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-02-11 2011-07-15  
1090 2011-02-08 2011-02-11  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-12-04
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-01-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-03-04
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-09-04
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-12-04


Supersedes EN 61968-1:2004
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 61968-3
EN 61968-9
EN 61968-11
EN 61968-13
EN 61970-301

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.