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News release – 2016 Number 08

Webinar training: Quality Standards for energy access


Register now to join the 11 May webinar!

10:00 Eastern Daylight Time | 4:00 p.m. Central European Summer Time


Geneva, Switzerland, 2016-05-11Join the Clean Energy Solutions Center and the IEC today as they host a webinar on the role of International electrotechnical Standards to facilitate rural electrification programmes in developing and newly industrialized countries.


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In partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, the webinar will address the IEC system approach to evaluate the status of standardization in low voltage direct current (LVDC) applications as well as non-conventional distribution networks (i.e. minigrids/microgrids). Focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, the webinar will also open a discussion on how such Standards can be used to facilitate rural electrification programs in developing countries.


This event is your chance to hear from the following guest speakers:


Yasemin Erboy Ruff, Officer, Energy and Climate, United Nations Foundation will provide an overview of the UN Foundation’s work on scaling energy access in developing countries through its 2,000+ member strong Energy Access Practitioner Network.


Vimal Mahendru, President, Legrand – India and Convener of the IEC System Evaluation Group for LVDC Applications, Distribution and Safety for use in Developed and Developing Economies (SEG 4), will present the relevance of LVDC for minigrids/microgrids for electricity access.


Pierre Sebellin, IEC Systems Technical Officer and Secretary of the System Evaluation Group (SEG 6) on non-conventional Distribution Networks and Microgrids, will show the relevance of the Systems approach in the standardization work of the IEC and in particular in the field of microgrids.


Paul Johnson, Executive Secretary, African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission (AFSEC), will showcase AFSEC’s efforts to support and catalyze energy access across Africa


Dr. Arne Jacobson, Director of the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University, technical lead for the Lighting Global Quality Assurance programme, and an active member of IEC Technical Committee 82: Photovoltaics, will present about Lighting Global and IEC work to support the development of the off-grid solar market through the management and implementation of quality standards.


Register here to take part of the webinar today and click here for more details of the event.

Photo: ©BrunoDemeocq Lighting Africa


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News release 2016-08

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