Briefing paper: Contributing to Sustainable Development Goals – en

IEC International Standards and IEC Conformity Assessment (CA) Systems contribute to 16 of the 17 SDGs. They provide the foundation that allows all countries and industries to adopt or build sustainable technologies and apply best-practice, and they form the basis for innovation as well as quality and risk management.

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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.

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Briefing paper: LVDC: clean energy access for all – en

This brochure summarizes the different brochures available on LVDC.

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Briefing paper: 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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Briefing paper: 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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Briefing paper: 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.

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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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Briefing paper: Rural electrification for universal electricity access – en, es, fr

This brochure outlines the global challenges related to energy access. It offers detailed explanations about the IEC 62257 series that provides a planned and tested approach for rural electrification projects. The brochure also provides insights regarding different technologies, including solar, wind, small hydro, LVDC and lists important related Standards.

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