Smart Grids

  • The Intelligence of Things

    15 February 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    For many experts, the Internet of Things (IoT) will become the Intelligence of Things during the coming decade, improving and disrupting our lives in equal measure.
  • Making plans for the IoT

    15 February 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    What is in the future for IoT standardization? François Coallier, who leads the work by IEC and ISO in this wide-reaching area, answers some of our questions.
  • Automatizing the power grid

    15 January 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) play a key role in grid automation. A new IEC standard is in the works to make these systems vendor-agnostic.
  • Making prepayment meters future proof

    15 March 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    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...
  • Upcoming global events

    15 March 2018 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events.
  • Building blocks for cyber security

    15 March 2018 by Ann-Marie Corvin
    As we move towards more connected environments, cyber security threats are increasing. One technology that could help with data protection is blockchain, which is also starting to be used in some renewable energy...
  • New generation

    21 August 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    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...
  • Securing critical infrastructure all the way to the top

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    As more and more objects are connected, communicate and interact with each other, in what is labelled the internet of things (IoT), they become building blocks in larger systems. Known and unknown vulnerabilities in this...
  • Upcoming global events (March-June 2017)

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events, which can present the IEC endorsement on their website and materials.
  • 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...