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Smart Grid World Forum, 28-29 September 2011, Beijing China


<ul><li> 1. Dr Klaus Wucherer Smart Grid World Forum INTERNATIONALIEC President 28-29 September, 2011ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSIONBeijing, China</li></ul> <p> 2. 2 3. Sweden DenmarkUK Canada Germany SwitzerlandFrance USASpain China JapanItalyKoreaBrazilAustraliakey Smart Grid projects 4. Dr Klaus Wucherer Smart Grid World Forum INTERNATIONALIEC President 28-29 September, 2011ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSIONBeijing, China 5. Smart Grid World ForumBeijing, ChinaKeynote talk 28 September 2011 11:00 - 12:00Klaus Wucherer7 September 2011- revisedLadies and Gentlemen,I am happy to be with you here in Beijing.To start with, I will provide you with abrief overview of the IEC and then talk to youabout IEC work for the Smart Grid. 6. The IEC was created in 1906 in London.The commission now has a truly global reachand includes 163 countries.We offer a platform to close to 10 000 expertsglobally.IEC International Standards fulfil a variety ofneeds:They define minimum requirements for productsin terms of performance, reliability, efficiency,but also safety and the environment,and they include testing methods andmeasurement procedures to assess a productsability to operate.They encourage interoperability.Today, most companies, who want to buildproducts, which are accepted worldwide, useIEC International Standards and ConformityAssessment Systems. 7. Most of the 153 World Trade Organizationmember states use IEC International Standardsas the technical basis for their laws andregulations for electric and electronic devicesand systems. This allows them to reducetechnical barriers to trade.The United Nations via the UNECE nowrecommends the IEC and itsConformity Assessment Systems as the worldsbest practice model for the verification ofconformity to International Standards. 8. Let me give you a brief overview of somerelevant IEC work:The IEC is involved in all electrical appliances,home entertainment, lighting, cooling andheating systems and their components;Information and communication technology; 9. Batteries, fuel cells;Energy transmission and distribution;All forms of power generation, includingrenewables; 10. Transportation and electric vehicles;The IEC provides the solid technical foundation,universally accepted metrics and specificationsthat enable the fast and efficient roll-out of newtechnologies. 11. As part of its engagement in the energy supplythe IEC has analyzed the entire energy chainand concludes that it needs to be fundamentallyredesigned. If we want to be able to satisfyfuture energy needs we must apply a systemsapproach and use smarter technologies: theSmart Grid will play an important role in thisequation.Most Smart Grids are built on top of legacysystems, using whats there and adding newelements. Investing in Smart Grids is expensiveand those investments need to last for many 12. years. The best bet for utilities and governmentsis to use International Standards which offerbuilt-in interoperability on a global scale.Today many technologies are merging andSmart Grid standards now need to be built in asystems approach. To achieve this, the IECSmart Grid programme brings together manydifferent Technical Committees.The IEC Smart Grid Strategy Group coordinatesthe work of these Technical Committees, 13. providing strategic guidance and developing andmaintaining a consistent portfolio of standards. Ithas prepared the necessary framework andcontinuously assesses the main drivers whichwill impact Smart Grid standardization work overthe next decade.The IEC is deeply involved in all majorSmart Grid projects around the world andIEC International Standards play an importantrole in all of them.It is fair to say, that the IEC now provides thelarge majority of technical standards needed tobuild a Smart Grid many of which are recognizedas being crucial to the development of SmartGrids.A partial proof of this is that all publishedroadmaps in China, Germany, Japan, Korea, theEuropean Union and the US are built in part orfully on the IEC Smart Grid Roadmap. 14. Ladies and Gentlemen, I hope that with thisshort presentation I have been able to bring theIEC and its work for the Smart Grid closer toyou.Thank you for your attention. </p>


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