Power generation & transmission

November 2012 Safety and reliability of power supplies

Hurricane Sandy, which hit the US Eastern seaboard, after having wrecked devastation in many countries and islands in the Caribbean region, offered a stark reminder of the central role played by electrical power in society today. More...

Pumped-storage key to energy storage

With rising electricity consumption and costs, and the need to balance increasing levels of intermittent RE (renewable energy) generation from wind and solar systems, EES (electrical energy storage)...

Marine renewables

Jonathan Colby was one of the three 2011 Young Professional Leaders. Here he outlines the advances that have been made in the marine renewable energy sector and highlights the challenges that still...

Going with the wind

As demand surges for clean power generation to meet the world’s growing energy need, the renewable energy sector is set to expand rapidly. Wind energy is currently the most cost effective new...

Helping keep power on

In many countries, everyday services and amenities such as water supply, heating, transport and communications are taken for granted. That is, until a major natural disaster cuts off…electricity,...

TC work central to hydropower success

Hydropower continues to be the main source of clean energy in the world. Worldwide, it accounted for 16% of overall electricity generation and for 81,6% of electricity generation from renewable...

Wherever it blows, TC work is essential

Governments throughout the world are trying to increase the share of renewables in their electricity generation portfolio both as a precaution against fluctuating prices for fossil fuels and for...

Technical Committees TC 120 for smart grid integration

Recognizing that the proportion of RE (Renewable Energy) is...

Conformity Assessment Kazakhstan joins IECEE

In October 2012, IECEE, the IEC System of Conformity Assessment...

Conformity Assessment Outcome of IECEx conference in Dubai

The 2012 IECEx International Conference that took place last...

Conformity Assessment Hazardous substance-free components

IECQ, the IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic...

IEC Family Latest nominations and extensions

SMB has approved the nomination of Kiyoshi Saito for a first...

IEC Family Obituary - John Larmouth

A gifted academic and tireless worker, John Larmouth passed away...

IEC Family Obituary - Pietro Parodi

The IEC family regrets the sad loss of Pietro Parodi, immediate...

IEC World Ensuring compatibility

IEC Global Visions interviewed Thomas S. Gross, COO of Eaton and...

In Store Keeping turbines spinning in the wind

Landmark International Standard for wind turbine gearboxes

In Store Safety specifications for LED modules

Consolidated version of International Standard is published