IEC White Paper: Strategic asset management of power networks – en, ru, zh, ko

Worldwide, the electricity industry is facing a number of very significant challenges, and the first of these, listed by many electricity network business CEOs, is asset management.

While power networks in developed nations struggle with an equipment base nearing the end of its lifetime, those in developing countries wrestle with trying to identify best-practice examples to model their operations on. This is taking place against a background of changing regulatory environments, climate change, evolving consumer behaviour and new market dynamics.

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IEC White Paper: Orchestrating infrastructure for sustainable Smart Cities – en, ru, zh, ko

By 2050, it is projected that 67% of the global population will live in cities. Smart cities are necessary to reduce emissions and to handle this rapid urban growth.

However cities, as we know them, are faced with a complex challenge – the traditional processes of planning, procuring and financing are not adequate for the needs of smart cities. Their development requires the right environment for smart solutions to be effectively adopted and used.

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IEC White Paper: Internet of Things: Wireless Sensor Networks – en, ru, ko

Wireless sensor networks (WSN) are generating increasing interest from industry and research. This is driven by the availability of inexpensive, low-powered miniature components such as processors, radios and sensors which are sometimes integrated on a single chip.

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

While they are often seen as a means of encouraging the take up of renewable energy and addressing challenges of peak demand, microgrids can make a significant contribution to disaster preparedness and recovery.

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IEC Technology Report: Nanotechnology in the sectors of solar energy and energy storage – en

Nanotechnology brings significant benefits to energy storage and the overall solar energy sector for example in terms of improved materials’ efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs. Concretely, battery storage capacity could be increased, solar cells could be produced cheaper and their lifetime extended.

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IEC White Paper: Grid integration of large-capacity Renewable Energy sources and use of large-capacity Electrical Energy Storage – en, zh, ko

The proportion of renewable energies is likely to increase in all major electricity markets. Their large scale incorporation into existing electricity grids will be complex, and their successful integration will likely depend on large-capacity electrical energy storage.

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IEC White Paper: Electrical Energy Storage – en, ko

The need for electrical energy storage (EES) will increase significantly over the coming years. With the growing penetration of wind and solar, surplus energy could be captured to help reduce generation costs and increase energy supply.

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IEC White Paper: Coping with the Energy Challenge, The IEC’s role from 2010 to 2030 – en, fr, zh, ko

Energy consumption will double between now and 2030, electricity demand will triple by 2050. Today, large amounts of energy are wasted. Proven, existing technologies can bring immediate savings of up to 30% with low hanging fruit in transportation, buildings, cooling and heating or industrial electrical motors. To reduce emissions and produce enough energy for developed and developing nations, the IEC believes that the whole energy chain will need to be rethought.

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