One goal of the government of India is to ensure power reaches new areas, which are currently without electricity access, through renewable energies (RE), such as solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind. These RE sources mainly use low voltage direct current (LVDC).
Many aspects will need to be considered and adapted, such as street lighting systems, domestic lighting and electronic products, which will eventually become safer and more economic to run.
Against this backdrop, IEC and the Electric Lamp and Component Manufacturer’s Association of India (ELCOMA) will hold a joint LVDC conference on 9 August in New Delhi. Participants will hear real use cases impacting lighting industry and learn from experts about what is driving the development of LVDC, the key role it will play in providing universal access, as well as how to roll out LVDC technology safely and broadly. It will also be an opportunity to learn about lighting industry’s emerging opportunities.
This is an important conference to attend, because it will help everyone involved in the power supply chain, from manufacturers of future components, to maintenance and training services, to get useful insights and prepare for the transformation from high voltage to LVDC”, said Vimal Mahendru, Chair, IEC Systems Committee on LVDC and member of the IEC Standardization Management Board, who will present an introduction to LVDC during the event.
Other members of the IEC SyC LVDC will be present during the different event sessions. Cristiano Masini from IEC Technical Committee 23 for electrical accessories will discuss the impact of LVDC on buildings and emerging opportunities, while Harry Stockman Chair of the Systems Committee Work Group (WG) for use cases for public LVDC distribution will talk about LVDC in mature grids. Mr Rajeev Sharma, Convener of SyC LVDC WG1 and head of Electrotechncial standardization, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), will also present the updated status of IEC standardization of LVDC for electricity access.
Find out more about the IEC-ELCOMA LVDC Conference.