Wherever there’s electric energy, the IEC is present
Modern life is unthinkable without electricity – it transforms lives. Electricity lights homes, offices and public spaces, drives information and communication technology, enables financial transactions and powers gadgets and mobile phones. IEC work covers the devices that use electricity at home, in the office, in healthcare facilities or public spaces, as well as the components from which they are all built.
IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment Systems cover all facets of electrical energy generation, distribution, storage and use; including manufacturing, Smart Grid, smart cities, smart buildings, and e-mobility. They allow millions of components, devices and systems that use or produce electricity or contain electronics to work safely with each other everywhere in the world.
Insights into the whole energy chain
The new website Energy zone on the IEC website provides insights, including colourful photos, of how the IEC and the almost 14,000 experts who participate in its work are committed to bringing reliable and safe electricity to the world. Real life examples are presented with reference to the relevant IEC Technical Committees and Conformity Assessment schemes.
Standardization as a facilitator
It shows how IEC has led the way in establishing International Standards for transmission, connection and use, and how it provides detailed technical guidance for implementers of emerging systems such as off-grid small-scale sustainable energy initiatives. IEC’s primary drivers are safety, energy efficiency and systems compatibility, thus enabling safe and economic use of electrical and electronic goods and services wherever they are needed.
The Energy zone covers the main areas of the IEC’s work – generation, T&D (Transmission & Distribution), storage, components, connectors, cables and switches. Also shown is work in interoperability, safety, EMC (Electromagnetic compatibility), terminology, and the environment and hazardous substances.