Meeting with world electricity leaders
The IEC was represented by Past President Jacques Régis and Katharine Fraga Pearson, IEC Head of Governance and Global Strategy.
Participating in the session "Global Energy Systems of the New Generation" Régis said that the IEC provides a global platform that enables technologies, both existing and new, to be used in the best way for maximum performance reliability.
New generation solutions
The development of IEC International Standards, for example, for UHV (ultra-high voltage) and RE (renewable energy) helps to advance global energy systems of the new generation.
GSEP looks forward
For GSEP’s members, future energy solutions need to address the priorities of ensuring security of supply while providing affordable energy that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. One such solution is the creation of flexible and adaptive energy systems consisting of several key elements: smart grids and energy storage well integrated with electricity generation and distribution systems, regional energy hubs and long-range ultra-high voltage lines.
IEC International Standards are fundamental for these innovations and other new technologies to be realized.
The GSEP was created in 1992 in the context of the UN Rio Earth Summit, with the aim to promote sustainable energy development through electricity sector projects and training programmes for developing nations. The original GSEP founders, Électricité de France and Hydro-Québec, invited the chairmen of some of the largest electric utilities among G7 countries to create an international group.