How to make the most of energy resources

June 2015 Technological advances help create, distribute, harvest and store the energy that we need

This June/July issue not only deals with energy, it also marks the launch of the new e-tech website. To learn more about the features the site offers, please read the article in this issue. More...

DC takes the driving seat

At the 2014 IEC General Meeting in Tokyo, the IEC Standardization Management Board (SMB) agreed to set up a Systems Evaluation Group, SEG 4: Low voltage direct current (LVDC) applications,...

Rethinking energy storage

Consumers need access to a continuous, flexible and adequate electricity supply wherever they are. In addition to ensuring the provision of quality, stable electricity, energy suppliers must also...

Over 130 years old, but still in its prime

Hydroelectricity still represents the largest source of renewable energy (RE) in the world. It is set to remain one of the largest, if not the largest, in many regions for the foreseeable future as...

Non-stop energy harvesting

There is a rapidly increasing range of applications using energy harvesting (EH), the process of collecting low-grade energy from sources such as ambient or waste heat, solar, thermal and kinetic...

Powerful and quick as the wind

As countries throughout the world try to increase the share of renewable energies (REs) in their electricity generation portfolio, wind power has surfaced as the most cost-effective and...

Switched on to safety

When buying a new electrical appliance, who pays much attention to the cord – or to the control switch, for that matter? Customers tend to focus on the design, the look, the size, the price or the...

Conformity Assessment How to prevent leakage or environmental damage

Pipelines are widely used throughout the world to transport oil,...

Conformity Assessment Faster connections

Fibre optic lines have revolutionized communications, from...

IEC World Smart Cities mitigating climate change

To mark the occasion of the G7, held in Schloss Elmau, Germany,...

IEC World Business expansion, global cooperation

Technologies and systems are converging, and sometimes...

IEC World Better and more resources for everyone

Rapid population growth, economic development and human...

In Store Total revamp

If you read these lines, you’ve already seen that e-tech has...

IEC Family Adding complex systems to the equation

The era of stand-alone products came to an end together with the...

IEC Family Growing experts worldwide

A frequent comment heard during the IEC Young Professionals (YP)...

IEC Family Technical Committee nominations

New TC Chairs begin their terms in June and July

IEC Family Obituary - Sunil Soni

Sunil Soni passed away on 12 June 2015

IEC World Upcoming global events

IEC participants enjoy ticket reductions

In Store More capable yet leaner audiovisual gear

New expanded International Standards to measure consumption of individual devices replace single publication