Low voltage direct current
Living in a DC world
IEC is leading efforts to make LVDC technology safe for use everywhere where DC power can be used directly without losses in energy conversion. The IEC systems committee SyC LVDC coordinates the work of all relevant IEC Technical Committees involved in this area.
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Contribute to development of LVDC standards for public power distribution:
LVDC: electricity for the 21st century
LVDC: another way
IEC is paving the way for these new technologies by developing and publishing a wide number of standards.
Electricity generating capacity is expanding to meet growing worldwide demand.
Renewable energies represent a fast-growing percentage of electricity generation.
Nuclear power plants (NPPs) produce an important proportion of the world's electricity.
Storing energy is becoming ever more important as our demand for electricity increases.
IEC is forging a path for this global transformation with the required international standards.
Distributed energy resources are a way of increasing energy efficiency and improving grid resilience.
Getting clean and modern electricity to those who need it the most with the help of the IEC.
One of the most important ways of helping us to save energy is by implementing energy efficiency measures.
Renewable energy generates direct current and we use direct current in our homes to power many of our devices, from LED lights to mobile phones.
IEC publications help them to meet the various technical challenges they unavoidably face moving forward.