Protocols and Communication Architecture Subcommittee (P0)

Page Last Updated: 05/31/2021

Scope

  1. Studying and reviewing engineering, operational, and testing aspects of protocol and communication architecture requirements provided by other domains as they are applied and impact the Electric Power System.
  2. Developing and maintaining related standards, recommended practices and guides for such aspects.
  3. Coordinating with other technical committees, groups, societies and associations as required.
  4. Preparing and arranging for publication technical reports related to the Subcommittee’s scope.

Chair

Benton Vandiver

Vice Chair

Tom Dahlin

Secretary

TBA

Past Chairs

Marc Benou

P1 WG: IEEE PC37.238a – IEEE Draft Standard Profile for Use of IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol in Power System Applications Amendment 1: Adding a Type-Length-Value (TLV) to indicate the latest International Earth Rotation Service (IERS)-specified Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) Leap Second Event
Chair: Chris Huntley Vice-Chair:
Scope: This amendment adds another TLV to the Announce messages, containing details of the latest Leap-second event specified by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS). The fields comprise the date of the latest event, plus the total accumulated seconds offset after the event. The TLV will also indicate for how long the latest event information may be considered valid (so clocks in holdover may continue to provide UTC time for more than 12 hours after loss of a time source).

Status: Active

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P2 WG: IEEE Std 1815 – Standard for Electric Power Systems Communications-Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3)
Chair:  Ronald Farquharson  Vice-Chair: Andrew West
Scope: This document specifies the DNP3 protocol structure, functions, cyber security features and interoperable application options (subset levels). The specified subset level defines the functionality implemented in each device. The simplest level is intended for basic devices. More advanced levels support increasing functionality. The protocol is suitable for operation on a variety of communication media consistent with the makeup of most electric power communication systems.

Status: Active

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P3 WG: IEEE 1815.1 – IEEE Standard for Exchanging Information Between Networks Implementing IEC 61850 and IEEE Std 1815(TM) [Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3)]
Chair: Ronald Farquharson  Vice-Chair:
Scope: This document specifies the standard approach for mapping between IEEE Std 1815™ [Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3)] and IEC 61850 (Communications Networks and Systems for Power Utility Automation). Two primary use cases are addressed: a) mapping between an IEEE 1815-based master and an IEC 61850-based remote site and b) mapping between an IEC 61850-based master and an IEEE 1815-based remote site. Mapping aspects included in the standard are: conceptual architecture; general mapping requirements; the mapping of Common Data Classes, Constructed Attribute Classes and Abstract Communication Service Interface (ACSI); cyber security requirements, the architecture of a gateway used for translation and requirements for embedding mapping configuration information into IEC 61850 System Configuration Description Language (SCL) and DNP3 Device Profile. This standard addresses a selection of features, data classes, and services of the two standards. ** NOTE: Incorporates IEEE Std 1815.1-2015/Cor 1-2016, which was not published as an individual corrigendum.

Status: Active

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P4:
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Status: Active

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P5: IEEE Std P1615 – Recommended Practice for Network Communication for Electric Power Substation Monitoring and Control
Chair: James Bougie Vice-Chair:
Scope: This document defines a recommended practice for the design, testing, and operation of secure communications networks for monitoring and control within and between electric power substations and related facilities.

Status: Active

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P6 TF: Application of Ethernet Networking Devices Used for Protection and Control Applications in Electric Power Substations 
Chair: Eric A. Udren Vice-Chair: Benton Vandiver
Scope: Create a report on the application of ethernet networking devices used for proteciton and control applications in electric power substations.

Status: Inactive, Work Complete

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P7:
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Status: Active

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P8 TF: Recommended Mapping Approach between IEEE C37.118.2 and IEC 61850 
Chair: Yi Hu Vice-Chair:
Scope: Report on the Recommended Mapping Approach between IEEE C37.118.2 and IEC 61850.

Status: Active

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P9 WG: IEEE Std C37.118.2 – Standard for Synchrophasor Data Transfer for Power Systems
Chair: Vasudev Gharpure Vice-Chair:
Scope: This standard defines a method for exchange of synchronized phasor measurement data between power system equipment. It specifies messaging including types, use, contents, and data formats for real-time communication between phasor measurement units (PMU), phasor data concentrators (PDC), and other applications. This revision includes i) communications between a single PMU and a PDC, ii) PDC functions dealing with multiple PMUs, and iii) onwards communications from the PDC.

Status: Active

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P10 WG: P2664 – Standard for Streaming Telemetry Transport Protocol
Chair: Ken Martin Vice-Chair:
Scope: This standard defines a protocol with built-in security and lossless data compression options for efficient transport of streaming power system data over Internet protocol (IP) communication systems. It specifies data and control channels and uses a publish-subscribe architecture for controlled signal-level data access.

Status: Active

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P11 TF: Cloud Computing, uses and Requirements of Electric Power Utilities 
Chair: T.W. Cease Vice-Chair:
Scope: Report on Cloud Computing, uses and Requirements of Electric Power Utilities

Status: Active

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P12 TF: Analog Leased Line End of Life and Migration 
Chair: Marc Benou Vice-Chair:
Scope: Report on Analog Leased Line End of Life and Migration

Status: Active

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P13 TF: Beginners guide to IEC 61850 
Chair: Eugenio Carvalheira Vice-Chair:
Scope: Create a beginners guide to IEC 61850

Status: Active

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P14 WG: IEEE Std C37.236 – Guide for Power System Protective Relay Applications Over Digital Communication Channels 
Chair: Tom Dahlin Vice-Chair:
Scope: This is a guide for the application of digital communication for protective relaying systems and schemes, including transmitting and receiving equipment, digital channels, application principles, performance, installation, troubleshooting, testing and maintenance. Reflected in this guide are the knowledge and experience of equipment manufacturers and power utility users. This guide is not intended to supplant specific or general instructions contained in manufacturers’ books nor any contractual agreements.

Status: Active

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P15 WG: P1815.2 – Standard Profile for Communications with Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) using IEEE Std 1815 [Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3)]
Chair: Eric Thibodeau Vice-Chair:
Scope: This document establishes a Standard Profile for communications with Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) using IEEE Std 1815, IEEE Standard for Electric Power Systems Communications – Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3). The profile described in this standard provides a high-level data model for DERs based on IEC 61850-7-420 edition 2, a data points list, and a list of DER modes and functions. This document also provides a DNP3 implementation table for the profile.

Status: Active

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P16 WG: Joint Work and Review of IEEE Std 1854 Guide for Smart Distribution Applications
Chair: Craig PReuss Vice-Chair:
Scope: Important smart distribution applications are categorized, descriptions of the critical functions involved are developed, important components of these systems are defined, and examples of the systems that can be considered as part of distribution management systems or other smart distribution systems are provided in this guide.

Status: Active

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P17:
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Status: Active

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P18 WG: Joint Working Group with SCC21 for revision of IEEE Std 2030. Guide for Smart Grid Interoperability of Energy Technology and Information Technology Operation with the Electric Power System (EPS), End-Use Applications, and Loads
Chair: Anthony Johnson Vice-Chair:
Scope: This document provides guidelines for smart grid interoperability. This guide provides a knowledge base addressing terminology, characteristics, functional performance and evaluation criteria, and the application of engineering principles for smart grid interoperability of the electric power system with end use applications and loads. The revision will focus on updating the information related to the distribution, transmission, service provider and customer domains. Additionally, the application of the IEEE Smart Grid Interoperability Reference Model (SGIRM) framework may be simplified based on practical experience.

Status: Active

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P19 SG: Universal Utility Data Exchange (UUDEX)
Chair: Scott Mix Vice-Chair:
Scope: Examination for the need of and creation of PAR for Universal Utility Data Exchange (UUDEX).

Status: Active

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P20 WG: Joint Work Revision of IEEE/IEC 61850-9-3-2016 – IEC/IEEE International Standard – Communication networks and systems for power utility automation – Part 9-3: Precision time protocol profile for power utility automation
Chair: Benton Vandiver Vice-Chair:
Scope: This part of IEC 61850 specifies a precision time protocol (PTP) profile of IEC 61588:2009 ¦ IEEE Std 1588-2008 applicable to power utility automation, which allows compliance with the highest synchronization classes of IEC 61850-5 and IEC 61869-9.

Status: Active

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P21 SG: System architectures supporting the virtualization of substation protection and control applications
Chair: Craig Preuss Vice-Chair: Farzad Khalilpour
Scope: Explore the creation of a report and/or a PAR to move forward with a standard or guide for system architectures supporting the virtualization of substation protection and control applications.

Status: Active