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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Note: This is not a White paper


Brochure: LVDC: clean energy access for all – en

This brochure summarizes the different brochures available on LVDC.

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Brochure: LVDC: another way – en

 

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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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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Brochure: The IEC and the Sustainable Development Goals – en, fr, es, pt

This brochure provides a detailed overview of IEC work relating to 12 of the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). This is a companion to the presentation: IEC and SDGs.

This brochure also exists in French and Spanish.

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Brochure: IEC role in the IoT – en

This brochure provides a detailed overview of IEC work that directly impacts the Internet of Things. It explains why standardization is needed for the M2M world of Connected Services. The important role of sensors and MEMS. How nanotechnology will impact IoT. Big Data and the cloud and why data privacy and security willincrease in importance and how cyber security work can help. How the IoT applies in energy and the Smart Grid, smart buildings and homes, lighting as well as Smart Cities. How IEC work contributes to smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. and why IoT will become more important in healthcare, personal safety, mobility and even for universal energy access, for example through LVDC.

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IEC White Paper: Global energy interconnection – en, ru, ko

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.

The interconnection of grids would open up an unprecedented opportunity to globally share the resources of the whole planet, bringing clean energy to everybody, everywhere in the world.

Global energy interconnection (GEI) is technically highly complex. It will require a level of dependability never seen before. International Standards inherently contain solutions that will help pre-address this complexity and they play a crucial role in mastering dependability upfront.

This White Paper aims to assess the worldwide needs, benefits, policies and preconditions for GEI. 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.

The 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).

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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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Presentation: IEC and the Internet of Things – EN

This presentation provides a detailed overview of IEC work that impacts the Internet of Things. It is the companion presentation to the brochure IEC role in the IoT.

The presentation outlines why standardization is needed for the M2M world of Connected Services. The important role of sensors and MEMS. How nanotechnology will impact IoT. Big Data and the cloud and why data privacy and security will increase in importance and how cyber security work can help. How the IoT applies in energy and the Smart Grid, smart buildings and homes, lighting as well as Smart Cities. How IEC work contributes to smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. and why IoT will become more important in healthcare, personal safety, mobility and even for universal energy access, for example through LVDC.

 


Presentation: IEC and SDGs – full pictures

This presentation provides a detailed overview of IEC work relating to 12 of the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs).  This is a companion presentation to the brochure IEC and the Sustainable Development Goals.