The United States National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNA/IEC) seeks new participants and, above all, a Technical Advisory Group Administrator to administer United States stakeholder participation in a new International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standardization project described below:
Standardization in the field of broad (general) principles of operation of electrical installations. These operating instructions are intended to ensure that all operation of and work activity on, with, or near electrical installations can be carried out safely. These are electrical installations operating at voltage levels from and including extra-low voltage up to and including high voltage. These electrical installations are designed for the generation, transmission, conversion, distribution and use of electrical power. Some of these electrical installations are permanent and fixed, such as a distribution installation in a factory or office complex, others are temporary, such as on construction sites and others are mobile or capable of being moved either whilst energised or whilst not energised nor charged.
The US education industry has both an academic and a business reason for participating in the development of this consensus product. Many colleges and universities have power generation and distribution facilities that are larger than many regulated utilities. The academic side of the education industry has an interest in keeping pace with the ideas running through this product, for instructional purposes and also to compete for electrical power research projects.
Individuals who are interested in becoming a participant or the TAG Administrator are invited to contact Adelana Gladstein, Program Manager – International Policy, USNC/IEC, at email@example.com as soon as possible.
We collaborate with the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers on standardization projects like this; typically the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee which meets online 4 times monthly in European and American time zones. We also maintain all IEC standardization projects on our monthly International Standards teleconferences. See our CALENDAR for the next online meeting; open to everyone.
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