Presentation: IEC and energy efficiency October 2019

Energy efficiency is the biggest and often largely untapped energy resource in the world. This presentation outlines the IEC approach to energy efficiency, definitions of energy efficiency, barriers, and many examples of how to improve energy efficiency of systems and devices.


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 (e-tech articles): Focus on solar energy – en

This brochure contains a selection of articles from our magazine, e-tech, on the work of IEC for solar energy.



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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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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