Brochure: IEC work for energy storage – en

IEC work for energy storage
IEC, the International Electrotechnical Commission covers the large majority of technologies that apply to energy storage, such as pumped storage, batteries, supercapacitors and flywheels.

You will find in this brochure a selection of articles from our magazine, e-tech, on the work of IEC for energy storage.


IEC Technology Report: Nanotechnology in the sectors of solar energy and energy storage – en

Nanotechnology brings significant benefits to energy storage and the overall solar energy sector for example in terms of improved materials’ efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs. Concretely, battery storage capacity could be increased, solar cells could be produced cheaper and their lifetime extended.

This Technology Report outlines a whole range of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, evaluating their role in addressing the energy challenge. Notably, it discusses their potential contribution to the successful integration of renewable energy and energy storage.

The publication is intended for manufacturers of products for energy generation and storage as well as for energy regulators.

The Technology Report was prepared by the IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB) together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI.

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Note: This is not a White paper


IEC White Paper: Grid integration of large-capacity Renewable Energy sources and use of large-capacity Electrical Energy Storage – en, zh, ko

The proportion of renewable energies is likely to increase in all major electricity markets. Their large scale incorporation into existing electricity grids will be complex, and their successful integration will likely depend on large-capacity electrical energy storage.

This White Paper’s primary goal is to provide a global view on the current state and future directions for grid integration of large-capacity renewable energy sources and the application of large-capacity energy storage for that purpose. It identifies challenges for grid operators and producers of electricity, and provides insights into current and potential methods for addressing these difficulties. The White Paper aims to support grid integration efforts around the world by providing guidance to the electric utility industry, policy makers and the IEC standardization and conformity assessment community.

This White Paper was prepared by the IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB) in cooperation with the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC).

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IEC White Paper: Electrical Energy Storage – en, ko

The need for electrical energy storage (EES) will increase significantly over the coming years. With the growing penetration of wind and solar, surplus energy could be captured to help reduce generation costs and increase energy supply.

EES will play an important role in maintaining a continuous and flexible power supply, while balancing the grid, integrating remote and distributed energy generation and meeting varying demands. This White Paper identifies the challenges and outlines available technologies. It includes recommendations on research, regulation and standardization.

This White Paper was prepared by the IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB) electrical energy storage project team in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE and other leading experts.

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Brochure: 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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IEC mini film: Grid and energy storage

IEC work covers Smart Grids and energy storage to help lower costs and optimize energy use.