IEEE 1159.3 PQDIF Task Force
The IEEE 1159.3 Task Force is revising IEEE Std 1159.3-2003, IEEE Recommended Practice for the Transfer of Power Quality Data (PQDIF). The task force plans to complete the majority of the revision work in 2015 and 2016 and to begin balloting in 2017.
Recommended Practice for Power Quality Data Interchange Format (PQDIF)
IEEE 1159.3 provides the power quality industry with the specification for PQDIF, which is an open and accepted data format standard for the transfer of power quality data between instruments and computers.
This transfer standard allows the processing and analysis of power quality measurements using multi-vendor and multi-device data. Wider acceptance of PQDIF as a power quality data transfer format will significantly add to the value of power quality monitoring and open new opportunities for the resolution, planning, and understanding of power quality activities.
Being able to exchange data between software systems will allow other functions needed in a power quality monitoring campaign, including validation, trending, comparison, overlay, and more.
IEEE Std1159.3 is in much wider use today than when it was first published in 2003.
Although it was reaffirmed in 2008, the field of power quality monitoring has evolved in the past decade, and the changes in this domain are not reflected in the 1159.3 standard itself.
This project will update the existing document using the experience gained in eleven years of PQDIF applications, correcting errors, clarifying known points of confusion, and augmenting its list of IDs and values used in the modeling of power quality monitoring instruments and data.
- To complete editorial changes and technical corrections/clarifications to the 2003 edition of IEEE Std. 1159.3
- To add new ID values for existing PQDIF tags
- To add new tags and ID values
- To add new quantity types
- To add an annex on the representation of PQDIF in XML
- To add an annex on PQDIF and its relationship to IEC 61850
- To add an annex on PQDIF and its relationship to IEEE C37.111 COMTRADE
View the Current PAR Record
Task Force Officers
100 Cummings Center, Suite 130G
Beverly, Massachusetts, 01915
Duke Energy Progress
1418 Mechanical Boulevard
Garner, NC 27529
The task force maintains a PQDIF Software Developers Kit (SDK), source code, example files, overview documentation, and test programs in a Documents Library.
The task force normally meets with the working groups and task forces of the IEEE Power Quality Subcommittee. See the PQ Subcommittee's next Meeting Schedule for more information.
- Garden Grove, California, January 2015: Chair Notes | Minutes
- National Harbor, July 2014: Chair Notes | Minutes
- New Orleans, January 2014: Chair Notes | Minutes
- Vancouver, July 2013: Chair Notes
- Web Meeting, July 2013: Chair Notes
- Memphis, January 2013: Chair Notes
- Minneapolis, July 2010: Chair Notes | Minutes
- Lake Buena Vista, January 2010: Chair Notes | Minutes
- San Diego, July 2012: Chair Notes
- Garden Grove, California, January 2012: Chair Notes
- Detroit, July 2011: Chair Notes
- Atlanta, January 2011: Chair Notes
- Minneapolis, July 2010: Chair Notes
- Lake Buena Vista, Florida, January 2010: Chair Notes
- Calgary, July 2009: Chair Notes
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If you wish to submit a change or addition to IEEE 1159.3, you have two options:
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