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Reference EN 61850-3:201X
Title Communication networks and systems for power utility automation - Part 3: General requirements
Project Number 24217
Abstract/Scope IEC 61850-3:2013 defines the general requirements, mainly regarding construction, design and environmental conditions for utility communication and automation IEDs (intelligent electronic devices) and systems in power plant and substation environments. These general requirements are in line with requirements for IEDs used in similar environments, for example measuring relays and protection equipment. This new edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - requirements are in line with those of other equipment used in the same environment (e.g. protection relays); - product safety added based on IEC 60255-27; - EMC requirements completed and in line with IEC 60255 series and IEC 61000-6-5.


Current Stage code 5099
Current Stage code date 2014-01-16
Current Stage code deadline 2014-02-13
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 57
Reference Document IEC 61850-3:2013 (EQV)
ICS 33.200 - Telecontrol. Telemetering
Keywords Communication; Network; Substation
Note 2014-01-07 - Publication editing allocate to Will supersede EN 61850-3:2002
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5099 2014-01-16 2014-02-13  
5060 2013-11-12 2013-12-03 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-09-06 2013-11-08  
3090 2013-09-03 2013-09-06  
5060 2012-10-22 2012-11-12 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-05-18 2012-10-19  
1090 2012-05-15 2012-05-18  

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date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2014-01-16
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-04-16
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-10-16
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2017-01-16


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