Marine and hydro energy

July 2013 From oceans and rivers to grids and homes

This issue reviews some of the technologies developed and deployed to gather power from oceans and rivers throughout the world and explains the role of IEC TC 114 and several other TC/SCs that prepare International Standards for these sectors. More...

World Smart Grid Forum 2013

Registration for the World Smart Grid Forum 2013 is open. The event, which will take place in Berlin, Germany, on 23-25 September, is a great opportunity to get a different perspective on the Smart...

Twenty thousand MW under the sea

With growing global energy needs and concern about the adverse impact of burning fossil fuels, efforts are under way to tap all possible sources of renewable energy. After developments in the solar...

Small but by no means insignificant

For most people the word hydropower evokes pictures of massive installations and large dams, yet the potential of small hydroelectric projects is huge and expanding. Two IEC TCs (Technical Committee)...

Invisible link

Gathering marine energy is a complex operation, yet it is only one part of the overall equation. The other less visible yet equally crucial part consists in transferring power from marine energy...

On and under the surface

As the quest for a greater share of renewables in the global energy mix gathers momentum, marine energy is emerging as a huge and potentially unlimited source of power. IEC TC (Technical Committee)...

He did it his way

IECEE Executive Secretary and COO Pierre de Ruvo will step down at the end of 2013. As in previous years, IECEE, the IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and...

Conformity Assessment Explosions avoided

Safety is paramount when you work in Ex (explosive) areas. If...

Conformity Assessment Malaysia hosts explosive conference

When you think of explosive atmospheres, oil and gas or...

Conformity Assessment Life and property on the line

Counterfeiting has proven to be a viable and lucrative industry...

IEC World Sharing knowledge

IEC Global Visions interviewed Gang Wu, Chairman and CEO of...

IEC Family Welcome IEC Young Professionals

Almost 30 NCs (National Committees) have registered participants...

IEC Family Mentoring, a central force

The IEC has launched a mentoring programme for its Members as...

IEC Family A status to help ensure safety

Conformity assessment is an expectation in many countries...

IEC Family July 2013 nominations

The SMB (Standardization Management Board) has approved the...

IEC Family Obituary - Stephan Bürgin

Stephan Bürgin, President of the Swiss NC

In Store Upgraded Consolidated version

First upgraded Consolidated version of IEC International Standard released as package