How to protect tomorrow's critical infrastructure
Imagine a city the size of London thrown into chaos, as public transport grinds to a halt and traffic lights stop functioning. This is no longer the stuff of nightmares or the scenario of a disaster movie, but a prospect that is getting more likely every day. Author: Catherine Bischofberger, Writer and Technical Communications Officer at the IEC
IEC calls on disruptive technology for universal energy access
The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is stepping up efforts to bring electrical energy to the 1,3 billion people who have no access to electricity, via a disruptive technology – low voltage direct current (LVDC). The IEC is hosting the inaugural LVDC Conference on Sustainable Electricity Access, in Nairobi, Kenya, on 22 and 23 May 2017, in partnership with the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).
Whitepaper discusses both current and future IoT tech
The Internet of Things (IoT) significantly impacts the global economy and is expected to grow exponentially over the coming years, transforming society as a whole. In order to develop a smart and secure IoT platform, certain critical issues must be addressed in detail to ensure security, interoperability and scalability of the platform.
Agreement to benefit European electronic industry exportations
During the annual IEC General Meeting in Frankfurt the IEC, which publishes the large majority of international standards for electrical and electronic devices and systems, and CENELEC, its counterpart at the European level, have signed an agreement that will increase the harmonisation between international and European standards.
Energy Efficiency event kicks off in Minsk
Close to 1,200 global technology leaders and experts have come together in Minsk, Belarus, for a week-long meeting to focus on practical solutions to enable real energy efficiency improvements and to allow more countries, including developing countries to participate in global trade. These experts are participating in the IEC 79th General Meeting which is organised by the IEC National Committee of Belarus and Bellis, which hosts the secretariat, ...
Condition monitoring of equipment at nuclear power plants
The IEC and the IEEE today announced the joint publication of new international guidelines for condition monitoring of electrical equipment installed in nuclear power plants. The organizations have also published three affiliated standards detailing specific techniques that can be used to perform the condition monitoring evaluations.