IEEE 3000 Series Standards – Update

My 1974 IEEE Gray Book from College – Now part of the 3000 Series of IEEE Standards

I have been a fan of the IEEE “Color Books” going all the way back to my Senior Year in college – yep, I had a class based on the 1974 Edition of the IEEE Grey Book!  Unlike so many other standards, the 13 IEEE Color Book series included many practical examples, pictures, diagrams and were always a great resource.

But (you saw that word coming) there was a lot of overlap between the different books creating the risk of subjects being out of synch over time.  For example, the topic of short circuit calculations/analysis could be found in the Gray Book (IEEE Std. 241), Buff Book (IEEE Std. 242), Red Book (IEEE Std. 141), Brown Book (IEEE Std. 399), and Violet Book (IEEE Std. 551) In addition to the overlap, the sheer size of each book would mean the revision process would sometimes take forever (or at least seem that way).

Beginning over a decade ago, IEEE began transitioning the Color Book Series to smaller more narrowly focused technical standards which contain basically the same topics as the Color Book Series.  Officially known as: “IEEE 3000 Standards CollectionTM for Industrial & Commercial Power Systems” the smaller standards of the 3000 series also enable a timelier revision cycle.

The 3000 series are numbered from 3001 through 3007 and then divided into specific standards with a “dot” number such as 3001.2 as listed below. Not all of the dot numbers are used as of this date so the numbers may not run in perfect sequence.

So far, 21 new standards have been published as part of the 3000 series with ten new standards either in development or under revision.  Ultimately there will be approximately 60 different standards when the series is completed.

Below is a list of the 3000 series standards that have been published or are being developed to date.  Some standards are still in progress at the working group development stage and a couple are undergoing their first revision already.  IEEE Standards that are under development or revision are denoted with a “P” in the number which stands for “Project”.

IEEE 3001 Standards: Power System Design Standards

IEEE 3001.2™-2017 IEEE Recommended Practice for Evaluating the Electrical Service Requirements of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE P3001.4™ (In progress) Recommended Practice for Estimating the Costs of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3001.5™-2013 IEEE Recommended Practice for the Application of Power Distribution Apparatus in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3001.8™-2013 IEEE Recommended Practice for the Instrumentation and Metering of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE P3001.9™ (In progress) Recommended Practice for the Design of Power Systems Supplying Lighting Systems in Commercial and Industrial Facilities

 

IEEE 3002 Standards: Power System Analysis

IEEE 3002.2™-2018 IEEE Recommended Practice for Conducting Load-Flow Studies and Analysis of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3002.3™-2018 IEEE Recommended Practice for Conducting Short-Circuit Studies and Analysis of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3002.7™-2018 IEEE Recommended Practice for Conducting Motor-Starting Studies and Analysis of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3002.8™-2018 IEEE Recommended Practice for Conducting Harmonic Studies and Analysis of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE P3002.9™ (In Progress) Recommended Practice for Conducting Transient Studies and Analysis of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

 

IEEE 3003 Standards: Power System Grounding

IEEE 3003.1™-2019 IEEE Approved Draft Recommended Practice for the System Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3003.2™-2014 IEEE Recommended Practice for Equipment Grounding and Bonding in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE P3003.5™ (In Progress) Recommended Practice for Connections to Earth for Industrial and Commercial Power Facilities

 

IEEE 3004 Standards: Protection and Coordination

IEEE 3004.1™-2013 IEEE Recommended Practice for the Application of Instrument Transformers in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE P3004.3™ (In Progress) IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for the Application of Low-Voltage Fuses in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3004.5™-2014 IEEE Recommended Practice for the Application of Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE P3004.7™ (In Progress) Recommended Practice for the Protection of Conductors Used in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3004.8™-2016 IEEE Recommended Practice for Motor Protection in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE P3004.11™ (In Progress) IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for Bus and Switchgear Protection in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

 

IEEE 3005 Standards: Energy and Standby Power Systems

IEEE P3005.4™ (In Progress IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for Design and Operational Considerations for Improving the Reliability of Emergency and Stand-By Power Systems

IEEE P3005.7™ (In Progress) Recommended Practice for the Application of Metering for Energy Management of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

 

IEEE 3006 Standards: Power System Reliability

IEEE P3006.1™ (In Progress) Recommended Practice for Reliability Planning and Design of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3006.2™-2016 IEEE Recommended Practice for Evaluating the Reliability of Existing Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3006.3™-2017 IEEE Recommended Practice for Determining the Impact of Preventative Maintenance on the Reliability of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3006.5™-2014 IEEE Recommended Practice for the Use of Probability Methods for Conducting a Reliability Analysis of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3006.7™-2013 IEEE Recommended Practice for Determining the Reliability of 7×24 Continuous Power Systems in Industrial and Commercial Facilities

IEEE 3006.8™-2018 IEEE Recommended Practice for Analyzing Reliability Data for Equipment Used in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3006.9™-2013 IEEE Recommended Practice for Collecting Data for Use in Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Assessments of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

 

IEEE 3007 Standards: Maintenance, Operations and Safety

IEEE 3007.1™-2010 IEEE Recommended Practice for the Operation and Management of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3007.2™-2010 IEEE Recommended Practice for the Maintenance of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE 3007.3™-2012 IEEE Recommended Practice for Electrical Safety in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE P3007.1™ (In Progress) Recommended Practice for the Operation and Management of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE P3007.3™ (In Progress) Recommended Practice for Electrical Safety in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

For more information or to order standards from the 3000 series, visit: https://standards.ieee.org/products-services/3000/


Jim Phillips, P.E., is founder Brainfiller.com and provides electrical power, arc flash and electrical safety training globally.  His four decades of experience includes planning transmission systems, design and analysis of industrial, commercial and utility power systems and co-generation plant design. He is Vice-Chair of the IEEE 1584 Arc Flash Working Group, International Chair of IEC TC78 Live Working, Steering Committee – IEEE/NFPA Arc Flash Collaborative Research Project, Member of NFPA 70E Technical Committee.