2021 Report to the European Commission on the CENELEC implementation of Regulation (EU) Nº 1025/2012 on European Standardization

The present report is prepared by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) as a self-standing document pursuant to Art 24 of Regulation (EU) 1025/2012 (hereby referred to as “the Regulation”). It is the 9th annual report of its kind submitted by CENELEC after the entry into force of the Regulation on 1 January 2013.

Sustainable Europe, Sustainable Future: European standardization supports the Finnish Presidency of the Council

On the 1st July 2019 Finland took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the third time since its EU accession in 1994. During the next six months, Finland’s aim is to foster a competitive and socially inclusive EU, under the official claim “Sustainable Europe, sustainable future”.

Standardization of Electrical Energy Storage Systems of Interest

The electrical energy storage systems are used for example to level out the peak load, work as energy storage when the network is disrupted and improve the quality of electricity. There are plenty of ongoing development projects on direct current distribution in the world and due to this the role of the energy storage is also growing significantly.

Congratulations to SESKO on 50 years of standardization

SESKO was established 50 years ago. On the 8th of November 1965, SESKO was founded as the Finnish Electrotechnical Standardization Association – Finlands Elektrotekniska Standardiseringsförening rf. Over the years, the name has been shortened. By 2015, when the national electrical standards organization was having its jubilee celebration, it was known nationally and internationally as SESKO.

Emergence of young talent – The IEC Young Professionals

Emergence of young talent – The IEC Young Professionals

IEC is constantly striving to expand its network of experts with more and more qualified people. For that reason, it launched the IEC Young Professionals programme in 2010. Many National Committees have followed its example and launched their own comparable programmes in order to familiarize the young generation of experts with standardization.