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IEC White Papers

 

 

The MSB (Market Strategy Board) was set up by the IEC to identify the principal technological trends and market needs in the IEC’s fields of activity. It sets strategies to maximize input from primary markets and establishes priorities for the technical and conformity assessment work of the IEC, improving the IEC’s response to the needs of innovative and fast-moving markets.

 

To accomplish its work, the MSB sets up special working groups that are dissolved after they have completed their work.

 

The MSB comprises 15 chief technology officers as members appointed from industry, and (ex officio) the IEC Officers.

 

The MSB publishes recommendations – White Papers – in a form that differs from International Standards.

Strategy and trends for the future
IEC White Paper: Orchestrating infrastructure for sustainable Smart Cities

Orchestrating infrastructure for sustainable Smart Cities

This White Paper explains what it needs to move cities to greater smartness; the what, who and how of smart city development. It calls for a wide collaboration between many stakeholders, including other international standardization bodies to ultimately lead to integrated, cost-efficient, and sustainable solutions.

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IEC White Paper: Internet of Things: Wireless Sensor Networks

Internet of Things: Wireless Sensor Networks

This White Paper discusses the use and evolution of Wireless Sensor Networks within the wider context of the Internet of Things. It provides a review of WSN applications, while also focusing the attention on infrastructure technologies, applications and standards featured in WSN designs.

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IEC White Paper: Microgrids for disaster preparedness and recovery

Microgrids for disaster preparedness and recovery

With electricity continuity plans and systems

This White Paper considers preparation for and recovery from major electricity outages, with a focus on customer-side measures. Microgrids, the White Paper shows, are a solution to many of the issues identified in the disaster review. By relying on a variety of generators, a microgrid system avoids many of the single-point-of failure issues of the traditional electricity grid.

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IEC White Paper: Grid integration of large-capacity Renewable Energy sources and use of large-capacity Electrical Energy Storage

Grid integration of large-capacity Renewable Energy sources and use of large-capacity Electrical Energy Storage

This White Paper's primary goal is to provide a global view on the state of the art and future directions for grid integration of large-capacity Renewable Energy sources and the application of large-capacity Electrical Energy Storage for that purpose. This Paper aims to support grid integration efforts around the world by providing guidance to the electric utility industry, policy-makers and the IEC standardization and conformity assessment community.

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IEC White Paper: Electrical Energy Storage

Electrical Energy Storage

In this White Paper the IEC MSB analyzes the role of energy storage in electricity use and identifies all available technologies, as well as their market potential. The role of the White Paper, Electrical Energy Storage, is also to provide market guidance for the work of the IEC in support of this industry.

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IEC White Paper: Coping with the Energy Challenge

Coping with the Energy Challenge

With this White Paper, the IEC is laying the foundation for the electrical energy efficiency discussion. The Special Working Group on Electrical Energy Efficiency, under the leadership of Claude Breining of Schneider Electric, prepared and published the White Paper, Coping with the Energy Challenge.

 

This White Paper provides a roadmap and recommendations that will allow the IEC to develop the many standards that are needed to enable highest short- and long-term energy efficiency outcomes, today and tomorrow.

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