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IEC Technology Report: LVDC: electricity for the 21st century – EN

Low voltage direct current (LVDC) is a disruptive technology that fundamentally accelerates energy access and improves energy efficiency. LVDC applications are many and varied, and can be applied in every country in the world.

In developed economies, the main drivers for the use of LVDC are the improvement of energy efficiency and power quality as well as the conversion to renewable
energy.

In developing economies, the standardization of various aspects of LVDC is likely to have a profound impact by facilitating electricity access in even the remotest of villages.

This Technology Report examines LVDC in terms of market potential, access to energy, voltage standardization, safety and other key considerations. It pools the collective expertise and know-how of experts from all around the world.

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IEC White Paper: Global energy interconnection – EN, RU

This White Paper aims to assess the worldwide needs, benefits, policies and preconditions for the global interconnection of energy networks. It examines the readiness of potential markets and identifies technical and business trends as well as hurdles. It analyzes and compares several global transmission scenarios and evaluates their impact on energy supply, the environment, technologies, policies as well as standards development, providing recommendations to all stakeholders.

This White Paper was prepared by the IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB) global energy interconnection project team with major contributions from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC).


IEC White Paper: IoT 2020: Smart and secure IoT platform – EN

This White Paper aims to provide an overview of today’s IoT, including its limitations and deficiencies in the area of security, interoperability and scalability. It contains use cases that point to requirements for smart and secure IoT platforms.  It also discusses next generation platform-level technologies and provides important recommendations to IoT stakeholders and for IoT standardization work.

The White Paper was prepared by the IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB) IoT 2020 project team with major contributions from SAP and Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC.

 


IEC White Paper: Factory of the future- EN, RU, KR

This White Paper assesses the potential worldwide needs, benefits, concepts and pre-conditions for the factory of the future. It identifies the business trends in related technologies and markets, as well as their impact on data, people, technologies and standards.

The White Paper was prepared by the IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB) factory of the future project team in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA.


IEC White Paper: Strategic asset management of power networks – EN, RU, KR

This White Paper explores the issue of asset management in the electricity power network sector and identifies areas of practice that could benefit from International Standards.

The White Paper was prepared by the IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB) project team on strategic asset management of power networks with support from N.OGEE Consultants after extensive industry consultation.

This White Paper also exists in Korean.


IEC White Paper: Orchestrating infrastructure for sustainable Smart Cities – EN, RU, ZH, KR

This White Paper explains what it needs to move cities to greater smartness; the what, who and how of smart city development. It calls for a wide collaboration between many stakeholders, including other international standardization bodies to ultimately lead to integrated, cost-efficient, and sustainable solutions.

This White Paper was prepared by the IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB) project team on smart cities in cooperation with Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).


IEC White Paper: Internet of Things: Wireless Sensor Networks – EN, KR

This White Paper discusses the use and evolution of Wireless Sensor Networks within the wider context of the Internet of Things. It provides a review of WSN applications, while also focusing the attention on infrastructure technologies, applications and Standards featured in WSN designs.

This White Paper was prepared by  IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB) wireless sensor networks project team in cooperation with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

This White Paper is also available in Korean and Chinese.


IEC White Paper: Microgrids for disaster preparedness and recovery, With electricity continuity plans and systems – EN, KR

Microgrids can make a significant contribution to disaster preparedness and recovery. This White Paper considers preparation for and recovery from major electricity outages, with a focus on customer-side measures. It examines how disaster preparedness and post-disaster recovery may benefit from Standards and the design of plans for coordinated activity.

This White Paper was prepared by the IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB) project team on microgrid disaster preparedness and recovery in cooperation with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation of Australia (CSIRO) and the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

This White Paper is also available in Korean.


IEC White Paper: Grid integration of large-capacity Renewable Energy sources and use of large-capacity Electrical Energy Storage – EN, ZH, KR

This White Paper analyzes the role of large-capacity electrical energy storage (EES) to integrate large-capacity renewable energy (RE) sources. It provides a global view on the state of the art and future directions for their grid integration and identifies challenges for grid operators and producers of electricity, while supplying insights into current and potential methods for addressing these difficulties. The paper aims to support grid integration efforts around the world by providing guidance to the electric utility industry, policy makers and the IEC standardization and conformity assessment community.

This White Paper was prepared by the IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB) in cooperation with the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) at  the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC).

Exists also in Korean and Chinese.


IEC White Paper: Electrical Energy Storage – EN, KR

This White Paper analyzes the role of energy storage in electricity use and identifies all available technologies. It summarizes present and future market needs for electrical energy storage (EES) technologies, reviews their technological features, and presents recommendations for all EES stakeholders as well as  market guidance for the work of the IEC in support of this industry.

This White Paper was prepared the IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB) electrical energy storage project team in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (ISE) and other leading experts.