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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Global Vision: Thomas S. Gross, Eaton

Thomas Gross, Chief Operating Officer of Eaton, one of the largest power management companies globally, explains why most of the major global challenges, and the markets that emerge around them, depend directly on the ability to connect solutions from different suppliers. The transition from products to total solutions requires interoperability and other standards. Eaton wants to be a leader in these transformations. That’s why Eaton and, for that matter hundreds of other companies work in the IEC and sit at the table where the rules for global trade are written. They understand that leaving this up to the competition would jeopardize their company’s future.

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Brochure: Electrical energy… the IEC helps keep the power on – en

The IEC international community of experts has accompanied electrical and electronic developments since the very beginning. This brochure showcases the many different realms where the work of the IEC is present, often invisible, to ensure that electricity is available for daily lives – whether at home, school, work, for use in industry, leisure, health, ICT and much more.

It shows how the IEC helps to keep the lights and the electric power on, and how Energy Efficiency and access to energy are also enabled by the thousands of experts who work on the IEC global platform.

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