Better energy use and storage

June 2014 Making more with less and stocking energy for later use is the key to more sustainable energy generation

The focus of the June/July edition of IEC e-tech is on energy harvesting and storage. More...

Energy harvesting getting bigger

Interest in energy harvesting, the process associated with the collection of low-grade energy from sources such as ambient or waste heat, human power, solar, thermal and kinetic energy, and their...

Supercapacitors charge energy storage

Electricity storage is currently one of the prime areas for research and development within the energy and automotive sectors. With their high power density and suitability for short duration or pulse...

Piezoelectrics power onwards

Although the first practical piezoelectric devices emerged little more than three decades ago they are becoming increasingly commonplace and can now be found in a diverse array of devices and...

Storage solutions central to renewables

As many countries try to increase the share of REs (renewable energies) in their portfolio for producing electricity, a major issue facing utilities is that of EES (electrical energy storage)....

Big data, big future

Business, academic, and government leaders broadly agree about the potential of big data to fuel innovation, advance commerce and drive progress. We know that big data could change how we work – by...

Batteries central to future grid storage

Electricity is consumed as it is generated, supply must be reliable and demand must always be met. This requires spare capacity that can be ramped up rapidly and, ideally, storage. Utility-scale...

Conformity Assessment Tackling cyber security threats

The development of automation throughout the 20th century brought...

Conformity Assessment Global safety and security

Batteries are probably the most common and widespread means of...

Conformity Assessment Renewing ties with a former partner

More than a century ago, the first IEC President, Lord Kelvin,...

Conformity Assessment International certification for solar, wind and marine energy

The ever increasing demand for electricity and the need to reduce...

IEC World Expanding trade opportunities for Euro-Asian countries

The IEC and EASC (the Euro-Asian Council for Standardization,...

IEC World IEC on the world energy stage

IEC joined the heads of the world’s leading electricity...

IEC World Upcoming global events

The IEC regularly lends its support to key global and regional...

IEC Family Persistence pays off

Participation in the IEC Young Professionals programme has been a...

IEC Family Calling Young Professionals

Young Professionals programme

IEC Family Happy birthday PKN!

PKN (Polish Committee for Standardization) celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

IEC Family Benefits of IECEx certification

AFSEC-IECEx seminar for the mining sector in Africa

IEC Family Chairmen and Member nominations

A roundup of the latest nominations approved by the SMB (Standardization Management Board).

IEC Family Obituary - Jeffrey Allan DesJarlais

Jeffrey Allan DesJarlais passed away unexpectedly on 10 July 2014 at the age of 52

IEC Family Obituary - Craig Harmon

Craig K. Harmon, President and CEO of Q.E.D. Systems Inc and standards professional

In Store e-tech to go

e-tech fans can now read the IEC magazine anytime, anywhere

In Store Supporting rural electrification

IEC series of publications to help rural populations in developing world access electricity