Electricity Metering - Data Exchange for Meter Reading, Tariff and Load Control - Part 61: Object Identification System (OBIS)
|Publication Date:||1 November 2006|
|ICS Code (Open systems interconnection (OSI)):||35.100|
|ICS Code (Electricity supply systems):||91.140.50|
The OBject Identification System (OBIS) defines the identification codes (ID-codes) for commonly used data items in electricity metering equipment. This part of IEC 62056 specifies the overall structure of the identification system and the mapping of all data items to their identification codes.
OBIS provides a unique identifier for all data within the metering equipment, including not only measurement values, but also abstract values used for configuration or obtaining information about the behaviour of the metering equipment. The ID codes defined in this standard are used for the identification of
• logical names of the various instances of the interface classes, or objects, as defined in IEC 62056-62;
• data transmitted through communication lines, see Clause A.1;
• data displayed on the metering equipment, see Clause A.2.
This standard applies to all types of electricity metering equipment, such as fully integrated meters, modular meters, tariff attachments, data concentrators, etc.
To cover metering equipment measuring energy types other than electricity, combined metering equipment measuring more than one type of energy or metering equipment with several physical measurement channels, the concepts of medium and channels are introduced. This allows meter data originating from different sources to be identified. While this standard fully defines the structure of the identification system for other media, the mapping of non-electrical energy related data items to ID codes needs to be completed separately.
NOTE EN 13757-1 defines identifiers for metering equipment other than electricity: heat cost allocators, cooling, heating, gas, cold water and hot water.