2017 saw the largest ever increase in renewable power capacity, falling costs, increases in investment and advances in enabling technologies, according to the Renewables 2018 Global Status Report, by REN21.
IEC and regulators must work together to meet the energy needs of future generations. That was the message of IEC President James Shannon to the Regulator Forum on renewable energy taking place in Busan, South Korea.
A question that I am frequently asked is how well turbines can withstand hurricane force winds. The short answer is that International Standards help to ensure that turbines are built to withstand external conditions that may occur over the expected life of the project.
The integration and alignment of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) in the industrial internet of things (IIoT) has created new challenges for cyber security. That was the key message from a high-level cyber security summit in the Chinese city of Chengdu.
It is reported that up to 20% of all phone damage occurs as a result of immersion or contact with a liquid. That is why manufacturers claim their devices are waterproof, but what do the IP ratings they advertise actually mean?
The new IEC publication on cyber security is an executive introduction to strategy and best practices for decision-makers. Here is a quick overview of the management structure—IEC committees, working groups and systems—not covered in the new brochure.
Analysts estimate that up to 80% of cyber breaches may originate in supply chains—attacks where hackers sabotage software or hardware before it’s sent to the customer. Protecting supply chains is therefore an absolute priority for all organizations.