Xiaodong Wu has been nominated Chair of IEC Technical Committee 125 until the end of July 2025.
IEC decided to set up the new TC in May 2019, to prepare standards in the areas of safety and reliability of personal e-transporters. The TC will also be expected to standardize docking stations, recharging and recycling of personal e-transporters.
Personal e-transporters such as e-bikes or e-scooters have become ubiquitous in many cities around the world. IEC is taking the lead in standardizing the safety requirements for these transport devices. E-scooters, in particular, have provoked multiple accidents, mainly due to misuse or lack of regulation. Making sure that all the parts constituting an e-bike or an e-scooter work together safely and perform efficiently is essential to ensure the public’s safety. Their ease of use will also be increased if docking stations are standardized as well as recharging processes. Last but not least, standardizing recycling procedures will benefit the environment.
Xiaodong Wu is the vice-president of the Shanghai Electrical Apparatus Research Institute and has more than 25 years of experience in research and engineering in the field of information engineering and automation. He has been involved in the IEC since 2011 as a member of different working groups on smart grid user interfaces. Since November 2018 he has been a member of the IEC Systems Committee (SyC) on smart manufacturing.
He has published many scientific papers, the latest being “Management efficiency analysis of the power grid with the load characteristics of electric vehicle exchange power”.
He has received a wide number of awards, the latest being The golden prize of Shanghai excellent invention, awarded in 2018. cbi