IEC 62325-301:2018 specifies the common information model (CIM) for energy market communications. The CIM facilitates integration by defining a common language (i.e. semantics) based on the CIM to enable these applications or systems to access public data and exchange information independent of how such information is represented internally. The object classes represented in the CIM are abstract in nature and may be used in a wide variety of applications. The use of the CIM goes far beyond its application in a market management system. This new edition of IEC 62325-301 contains support for demand-side communication within a wholesale market. The IEC 62325-301 additions include support for demand-side resource registration and enrollment of a market participating resource as well as support for deployment and performance evaluation of demand side resources. A new package has been included in this edition of IEC 62325-301 to support environmental (weather) data.