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Issue 03/2018

Making prepayment meters future proof

State of the art encryption in a new edition of IEC 62055-41

IEC TC 13: Electrical energy management and control, has published a new Standard which significantly enhances the security of electricity metering prepayment systems, widely used in developing countries around the world.

 

2017
Issue 08/2017

New generation

Smart grids to transform power generation

The world's growing population and the increasing use of renewable energies are posing unprecedented challenges for the conventional electricity grid. Intelligent systems which can accommodate renewable and distributed energy generation are a novel way of coping with these multifaceted demands.

Issue 05/2017

Sustainable RE needs global cooperation, standardization and innovation

In recent years, several important international agreements have been concluded, to accelerate renewable energy access and advance energy efficiency

Among these, in 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a dedicated Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Sustainable Energy for All (SDG 7), while the year ended in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris, where 195 countries agreed to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius