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Issue 01/2018

Taking the next step

The IEC Future Leaders Industry Forum

Recognizing the need to ensure continuity in its standards development and conformity assessment activities, the IEC has, since 2010, reached out to up and coming young experts active in a variety of technological sectors through the IEC Young Professionals Programme and its annual workshop, held in conjunction with the IEC General Meeting.

Issue 08/2017

Upcoming global events (January-March 2018)

On the agenda: hydrogen fuel cells, energy storage, SCADA systems, energy efficiency, smart grid and digital substation implementation

The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events, which can present the IEC endorsement on their website and materials.

Issue 07/2017

Upcoming global events (October 2017-February 2018)

On the agenda: EMC, 5G networks, energy efficiency, IoT, HVDC, displays, hydrogen fuel cells and SCADA systems

The IEC regularly endorses key global and regional industry events.

Issue 02/2017

IEC work on cyber security for energy infrastructure

International conference presents IEC activities in cyber security

Protecting energy security and critical energy infrastructure against cyber attacks is fast emerging as an absolute priority. In mid-February, the EnergyPact Foundation organized an international conference in Vienna on cyber security aimed at protecting such infrastructure. Eyal Adar, an expert on cyber security, outlined the extent of IEC standardization and Conformity Assessment (CA) activities in the domain, giving details of the areas to which they apply. 

Issue 04/2016

Joint IEC/IEEE Standard to improve substation operation

Precise time synchronization for grid automation needs a broadly accepted Standard

Communication between equipment and systems for the electric grid is an essential element of power utility automation, and central to the introduction of Smart Grids. The IEC and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have joined forces to develop IEC/IEEE 61850-9-3:2016, a dual logo International Standard specifying a precision time protocol (PTP) profile for IEC and IEEE Standards applicable to power utility automation.