Power measurement applications within electrical distribution networks and electrical installations

IEC TR 63213:2019 intends to provide state-of-the-art information on the various electricity measurement applications made in the grid (supply side) or in electrical installation (demand side), and on the related standards covering these applications.
This Technical Report does not address measurements made for specific purposes such as protection, control, automation or indication.

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IEC TR 63213 ®
Edition 1.0 2019-09
Power measurement applications within electrical distribution networks and
electrical installations
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IEC TR 63213 ®
Edition 1.0 2019-09
Power measurement applications within electrical distribution networks and

electrical installations
ICS 17.220.20 ISBN 978-2-8322-7292-3

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1 Scope . 7
2 Normative references . 7
3 Terms, definitions and notations . 7
3.1 Measurement definitions . 7
3.2 Measurement applications . 9
3.3 Grid definitions . 9
3.4 Stakeholder definitions. 11
3.5 Notations . 13
3.5.1 Abbreviated terms . 13
3.5.2 Indices . 13
4 State-of-the-art measurement applications . 13
4.1 General . 13
4.2 Grid power quality . 14
4.2.1 General . 14
4.2.2 State of the art on measurement to perform . 14
4.2.3 State of the art on standards . 14
4.3 Power monitoring application . 15
4.3.1 General . 15
4.3.2 Power monitoring application, general . 15
4.3.3 Power monitoring application, demand side power quality. 16
4.4 Billing application . 17
4.4.1 General . 17
4.4.2 State of the art on measurement to perform . 18
4.4.3 State of the art on standards . 18
4.5 Energy management application . 19
4.5.1 General . 19
4.5.2 Energy management application, cost management. 19
4.5.3 Energy management application, energy efficiency . 20
Annex A (informative) Example of electrical installation for a mall . 22
Annex B (informative) Explanation about measurements performed by PQIs
(IEC 62586), PMDs (IEC 61557-12) and analogue meters (IEC 60051 series) . 23
B.1 General . 23
B.2 Differences . 23
B.3 Differences between power quality, power monitoring and troubleshooting . 24
B.3.1 General . 24
B.3.2 Power quality . 24
B.3.3 Power monitoring . 24
B.3.4 Troubleshooting . 24
B.4 Key parameters measured . 24
Annex C (informative) Explanation about measurements performed by PMD
(IEC 61557-12), IEC 62053-2x, MID . 26
Annex D (informative) Explanation about the scope of various standards . 27
Bibliography . 28

Figure 1 – Measurement applications within the grid . 13
Figure A.1 – Example of shops within a mall, where all shops are final energy users . 22

Table 1 – List of main applications . 14
Table 2 – Standards for grid power quality application . 15
Table 3 – Benefits of measurements for power monitoring application . 16
Table 4 – Standards for power monitoring application . 16
Table 5 – Standards for demand side power quality application . 17
Table 6 – Simplified overview of billing application . 18
Table 7 – Benefits of measurements for billing application . 18
Table 8 – Standards for billing application. 18
Table 9 – Simplified overview of EM/cost management application . 19
Table 10 – Benefits of measurements for EM/cost management application . 19
Table 11 – Benefits of measurements for EM/energy efficiency application . 20
Table 12 – Benefits of measurements for EM/energy efficiency application in industrial
processes . 21
Table 13 – Standards for EM/energy efficiency application . 21
Table B.1 – Rough comparison between devices . 23
Table B.2 – Measurement needs . 25
Table C.1 – Rough comparison of energy measurement standards . 26
Table D.1 – Rough comparison of measurement parameters . 27

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