As the official sponsor of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is seeking feedback on IEC’s proposal for the development of a new standards committee on low-voltage auxiliary power systems for electric power plants and substations. All responses submitted to SCC will serve to generate a Canadian position on the proposal.
Purpose and justification for new field of activity
Low-voltage auxiliary power systems (APSs) will affect power utilities and their designs within electric power plants and substations. The development of the power system has called for requirements for the reliability, security and safety of low-voltage APSs within main equipment. The power system is becoming intelligent due to improved information technology and wide penetration of integrated automation.
Due to various load types and widely distributed circuits, auxiliary power systems face challenges such as inappropriate design of system capacity and network topology, unsuitable coordination of protective devices and voltage disturbances from monitoring devices.
Standardization is required to achieve a reliable auxiliary power system. The standardization of low voltage auxiliary power systems will focus on terminology, installation & acceptance, commissioning, operation & maintenance, safety & reliability, etc.
Scope of proposed technical activity
Standardization in the fields of low-voltage auxiliary power systems for electric power plants and substations, including:
- system design;
- installation and acceptance;
- operation and maintenance;
- safety and reliability;
and excluding specialized fields of nuclear power, railways and shipping.
Stakeholders are invited to consider the following when formulating a response:
1. Do you agree to the proposal?
- If yes, why, and do you wish to participate should a mirror committee be established?
- If not, why not?
Deadline for survey submission
SCC values your feedback on this proposal. Please fill out the stakeholder feedback form at this link no later than March 6, 2019.
For more information, please contact Daniel Ethier, IEC, SCC.
The Standards Council of Canada is a federal Crown corporation with the mandate to promote efficient and effective standardization in Canada with the goal of enhancing Canada’s economic competitiveness and social well-being. It also accredits standards development and conformity assessment organizations. For more information on SCC’s programs visit www.scc.ca or email email@example.com.