The IEC General Meeting (GM), which will take place from 21 to 25 October in Shanghai, is already exceeding all expectations. A record number of 4000 delegates has registered to attend the numerous workshops and technical committee gatherings that will be organized.
Today, the workshop on LVDC hosted by the IEC and the BSN opens in Jakarta. The workshop provides participants with insight on LVDC, the work of the IEC in developing standards for LVDC and case studies on the introduction of LVDC in Africa and India.
Tomorrow is Zero Emissions Day, an initiative launched by the Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC), a loose network of companies, research organizations and cities, which fight climate change in their respective fields of expertise.
Sweltering temperatures have hit the globe during the last couple of months. In India, some areas reached 50.8° C. In the Middle East, a high of 54° C scorched Kuwait. In the US, several major cities reported temperatures of 38°C and in Europe, Paris reached an all time high of 42.6 °
IEC has published a major revision of the IEC 61892 series of standards which are key documents for the safety and performance efficiency of offshore platforms recognized by industry and regulators worldwide.
San Francisco held a Pedestrian Day on 27 May 1937 to open the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge to the public. Nowadays, around 10,000 people, mainly tourists, cross the 2,7 km bridge for the spectacular views of the city, the bay and Alcatraz.
IEC Technical Committee (TC) 114, which develops standards for marine energy, is holding a plenary meeting in Delft, Netherlands. The meeting is hosted by NEN, Netherlands Standardization Institute and IEC member.
Energy harvesting uses sunlight or the mechanical vibrations produced by vehicles and pedestrians to generate electrical energy. This electricity can then be used to power road infrastructure such as lights and signals.