SDG7

  • IEC promotes off-grid electricity access with new standard

    26 June 2020 by Natalie Mouyal
    Access to affordable and reliable energy is a basic need. Not only is it one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) established by the United Nations in its framework for building a better world by 2030, but also...
  • Electricity for the 21st Century - for all

    15 May 2018 by Vimal Mahendru
    Take a look around you. Is there anything we can do without electricity? Be it lighting, education, healthcare, productive work of almost any kind - everything requires electricity. And yet, today, there are around 1,1...
  • A place in the sun

    15 July 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    As the price of photovoltaic (PV) systems continues to tumble and the requirement for cleaner renewable forms of energy grows, more and more of our energy needs will be met by PV-generated power. The IEC is a leader in...
  • Tried and tested

    15 July 2017 by Adrian Pennington
    A number of low voltage direct current (LVDC) trials are preparing the ground for a wider use of the technology, both in developed and developing countries.
  • Powering the planet

    15 July 2017 by Zoë Smart
    Electric power is so much more than switching on a light bulb, and the havoc wreaked by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September was a stark reminder of this.
  • Strengthening participation

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Each year sees an increase not only in the number of countries participating in the IEC Affiliate Country Programme but also in the number of International Standards adopted as national ones, national electrotechnical...
  • Towards sustainable, Smart Communities

    21 April 2017 by Janice Blondeau
    To mark the occasion of the 2017 G7 Summit, an article about the IEC contribution in dealing with climate change in cities and communities, written by Frans Vreeswijk, General Secretary and CEO, appears in the official...
  • Lighting the road ahead

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    The lighting sector is experiencing a deep transformation across the world as new energy-efficient lighting technologies that first appeared a few years ago gain wide adoption. They are being adopted throughout the world...
  • Energy Efficiency starts at home

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Today, numerous machines and devices powered by electricity can be found in our homes. Take, for example, the kitchen. This room alone probably has a dishwasher, an oven and a fridge, not to mention an array of smaller...
  • Ready for the Smart Grid?

    21 April 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    As the use of Smart Grids escalates around the world, the IEC is busy updating some of its most requested International Standards. Technical Committee (TC) 57: Power systems management and associated information exchange...
  • IEC work on cyber security for energy infrastructure

    21 March 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Protecting energy security and critical energy infrastructure against cyber attacks is fast emerging as an absolute priority. In mid-February, the EnergyPact Foundation organized an international conference in Vienna on...
  • Energy efficiency trickles down into large applications

    24 January 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Achieving better Electrical Energy Efficiency (EEE) is a very broad task that extends well beyond the more efficient transformation of primary energy, chiefly fossil fuels, into electrical energy. It must be introduced...
  • Aiming for 100% interoperability

    24 January 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The past year may not have seen significant breakthroughs in the tech world but 2017 is promising some interesting technological developments.