IEC Technical Committee (20) prepares international standards for the design, testing and end-use recommendations for insulated electrical power and control cables for use in wiring and in power generation, distribution and transmission. Gavin Holden is the new Chair.
IEC ambassador Vimal Mahendru has been distinguished for his contribution to the electrical and electronics industry at a transmission and distribution event organized by the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA).
5G has been centre stage for two of the main international standards bodies, the IEC and IEEE, this year with new Joint Working Groups collaborating and using an agile working approach to harmonize Electromagnetic Field (EMF) safety compliance assessment standards for 5G devices.
Johan J. Smit is the new Chair of IEC Technical Committee (TC) 112: Evaluation and qualification of electrical insulating materials and systems. He is a leading R&D expert in electrical power systems and cryogenic insulation.
The new Chair of IEC TC 21: Secondary cells and batteries, Herbert Giess, is a highly respected specialist in lead acid battery technology as well as in battery operation support for renewable energy storage systems. His skills have led him to already chair TC 21 from 2006 to 2009.
Busan in South Korea has had a new level of excitement, with 80 of the world’s most inspiring young professionals, innovators and future leaders joining the IEC General Meeting and participating in the 2018 IEC Young Professionals Programme.
After underlining the importance of cooperation in general and collaboration between IEC and ISO, IEC President Jim Shannon shared some thoughts about global challenges and how both organizations can help address them.