The primary objective of standards in the field of energy is to develop a sustainable and flexible system for safe and intelligent energy distribution. Technology and product solutions should be suitable for users and consumers alike – without any compromises in safety.
Standards thus promote innovative developments in the energy supply of the future so that its distribution is as efficient as possible and its use remains economical. Here, existing resources must be used optimally and the energy supply must therefore be structured intelligently and flexibly – i.e. at the right place, at the right time. From the operation of electrical systems and product standards for high-voltage technology through to network control technology, standardization ensures reliability in technology, smooth communication at the resulting interfaces and thus guarantees the interoperability of products from a wide range of manufacturers.
Ultimately, the focus is on the benefits for the consumers themselves and their safety; these are guaranteed by the implementation of our national, IEC and CENELEC standards. These uniform, globally valid standards for the energy markets reduce trade barriers, help open up markets and serve to establish an unrestricted, smart energy system. Standardization stimulates efforts to reach all these power engineering goals and enables smooth and efficient implementation – which in turn ensures a constant and reliable energy supply.