Global Vision: Matthias Kurth, Federal Network Agency

In this IEC Global Visions interview, Matthias Kurth, President Federal Network Agency (March 2010), shares why he believes in standardization and how IEC International Standards help his agency to accelerate the convergence and renovation of the Energy, Telecommunications, Transport and Postal Sectors in Germany and in Europe. Why standards are necessary to get competitors to cooperate on common goals and to stimulate investments in new technologies and safeguard industry and consumer needs. How they can help avoid island solutions and promote interoperability of products and networks.

More info on: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/federalnetworkagency/


Global Vision: Thembani Bukula, NERSA (National Energy Regulator of South Africa)

Thembani Bukula, Energy Regulator for South Africa (2013) explains why the use of IEC International Standards and participation in IEC work allows countries to ensure that investment in national electrical infrastructure is secure, reliable, safe and affordable.

More info on: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/nersa/


Summary of IEC and ISO International Standards for policy makers – en

This document is intended to help public policy-makers, regulators and standards developers understand how IEC and ISO International Standards can be used to support policy initiatives.


Brochure: Using and referencing IEC and ISO standards to support public policy – en

This document was developed by the IEC and ISO to help public policy makers understand and achieve the benefits of using IEC and ISO International Standards to support public policy initiatives. For example, IEC or ISO International Standards can be used in legislation or regulation as well as  to support public policy decisions or actions.

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News release: Standards provide boost to public policy process

IEC, ISO and UNECE conference and workshop Geneva 2-3 November 2015
Geneva, Switzerland, 2015-11-02 – International Standards help governments and regulators achieve public policy goals, and the key is effective dialogue. This is one of the conclusions of experts at the recent conference on standards and policy held in Geneva today.