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.


Brochure: Electricity access – More than a promise: LVDC – en, fr

The applications for LVDC are wide and varied and apply in every country in the world. They range from residential and business buildings, to data centres, hospitals, retail, transportation, lighting, agriculture or fish farming. In fact, it is hard to find an application, where LVDC will not effectively replace AC in delivering electricity more efficiently to more people and businesses.

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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.