News Release: Jo Cops elected new Treasurer of IEC

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-01-01 – Belgian Jo Cops took up his new role as IEC Treasurer on 01 January 2018. As a member of the Executive Committee he is responsible for IEC finances and will facilitate the decision-making process about strategic investments and project funding.

News release: IEC report makes case for LVDC

Geneva, Switzerland, 26 September 2017 – Many devices and appliances we use today operate with low voltage direct current (LVDC), including LED lighting, IT equipment, electric vehicles and all devices containing batteries, to name a few. More recently, the use of DC motors in refrigerators, fans, and heating and cooling systems has improved energy efficiency. Additionally the cost of DC devices has greatly reduced.

News release: Celebrating World Standards Day 2017

Geneva, Switzerland, 11 September 2017 – The IEC, ISO and ITU announce the winners of annual World Standards Day contest. This year two competitions were launched, a poster contest and a video contest, along the theme “Standards make cities smarter”.

News release: New IEC White Paper – Smart and secure IoT platform

Geneva, Switzerland, 16 February 2017 – The Internet of Things (IoT) significantly impacts the global economy and is expected to grow exponentially over the coming years, transforming society as a whole. In order to develop a smart and secure IoT platform, certain critical issues must be addressed in detail to ensure security, interoperability and scalability of the platform. The topic attracts a lot of interest among a very large and diverse community of stakeholders, and the refined solutions will be key to the success of this technology now and for generations to come.

News release: New IEC White Paper – Global Energy Interconnection

Geneva, Switzerland, 16 February 2017 – Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces. However, one fifth of the world population still lacks access to energy and 3 billion people rely on wood, coal or animal waste for cooking and heating. Today, sustainable energy and climate change are big global concerns.

News release: Measuring up – International Standards for quantities and units are under revision

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Geneva, Switzerland, 30 January 2017 – What are the correct symbols for bits and bytes? How do you accurately measure the spectrum of light? How do you quantify airborne sound? Consistency in quantities and units is essential for accurate measurement and can only be achieved if everyone is using the same language. The ISO/IEC 80000 series of Standards does just that, and it is currently under revision.

News release: Announcing the LVDC Conference on Sustainable Electricity Access

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-03-30 The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is stepping up efforts to bring electrical energy to the 1,3 billion people who have no access to electricity, via a disruptive technology – low voltage direct current (LVDC).  The IEC is hosting the inaugural LVDC Conference on Sustainable Electricity Access, in Nairobi, Kenya, on 22 and 23 May 2017, in partnership with the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).

See related IEC e-tech article here.

News release: International cooperation between the IEC and eCl@ss e. V.

Harmonization of standards a breakthrough for digital data exchange

Geneva, Switzerland/Cologne, Germany, 17 November 2016 – The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) the world’s foremost organization that prepares and publishes globally relevant International Standards for all electric and electronic devices and systems supports all forms of conformity assessment and administers four Conformity Assessment Systems that certify that components, equipment and systems, and eCl@ss e. V., the industry association providing the classification and description system eCl@ss, have signed a cooperation agreement which aims to facilitate the automatic transfer of shared content between the IEC Common Data Dictionaries (CDD) and eCl@ss dictionaries.

News release: Wind industry: Harmonized certification facilitates global market access

First wind turbine certificate issued to Vestas

Geneva, Switzerland, 2016-10-31 – Monday, the first wind turbine certificate has been issued by the IECRE, the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Renewable Energy Applications.

News release: Outstanding contributions of 8 technology leaders recognized

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2016 Thomas A. Edison Awards for exceptional achievement

Geneva, Switzerland, 2016-10-27 – The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) has paid tribute to the dedication and work of eight leaders of the IEC family who, through their outstanding commitment and expertise, have contributed to making products and electrical systems safer, more energy efficient and more compatible