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Reference EN 62488-1:2013
Title Power line communication systems for power utility applications - Part 1: Planning of analogue and digital power line carrier systems operating over EHV/HV/MV electricity grids
Project Number 23442
Abstract/Scope IEC 62488-1:2012 applies to the planning of analogue and digital power line carrier systems operating over EHV/HV/MV electricity grids. The object of this standard is to establish the planning of the services and performance parameters for the operational requirements to transmit and receive data efficiently over power networks. The transmission media used by the different electricity supply industries will include analogue and digital systems together with more common communication services including national telecommunications authorities, radio links and fibre optic networks and satellite networks. With the developments in communication infrastructures over the last two decades and the ability of devices connected in the electricity communications network to internally and externally communicate, there is a variety of architectures to use in the electricity distribution network to provide efficient seamless communications.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-03-01
Current Stage code deadline 2013-10-03
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 57
Reference Document IEC 62488-1:2012 (EQV)
ICS 33.200 - Telecontrol. Telemetering
Keywords Power line; Communication; Planning; Analogue; Digital
Note Supersedes EN 60495:1994 * 57/1195/RVC established on 2011-11-18: FDIS decided*2012-12-11: Publication editing allocated to
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6060 2013-03-01 2013-10-03 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-01-03 2013-01-31  
5060 2012-11-12 2012-12-03 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-09-07 2012-11-09  
3090 2012-09-04 2012-09-07  
5060 2011-09-05 2011-09-26 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-04-01 2011-09-02  
1090 2011-03-29 2011-04-01  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-01-03
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-03-01
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-04-03
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-10-03
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-01-03


Supersedes EN 60495:1994
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(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.