IEEE-SA Standards Board

Responsible for coordinating the development, publication and revision of IEEE standards.


Established by the IEEE-SA Standards Board, SCCs provide a valuable mechanism to oversee the development of standards that are beyond the scopes of individual technical committees within IEEE societies.

SCC4 Electrical Insulation
SCC Type 2

Chair: Paulette Payne Powell
Staff Liaison: Erin Spiewak
Formulates guiding principles for the evaluation of insulation materials and systems for electrical and electronic equipment; formulates principles for the identification of insulation materials and systems based on functional tests and/or experience; and coordinates the preparation of standards for functional test programs and diagnostic methods for the evaluation of insulation materials and systems.

SCC14 Quantities, Units and Letter Symbols
SCC Type 2

Chair: TBD
Staff Liaison: Michael Kipness
Studies questions regarding quantities, units and systems of measurement; prepares recommendations and standards on these matters; and provides current information on quantities and units to all organizations preparing IEEE standards. SCC14 maintains the American National Standard for Metric Practice, and advises all IEEE entities on questions regarding metric practices and the application of International System of Units (SI).

SCC18 National Fire Protection Association Standards
SCC Type 1

Chair: Ed Larsen
Staff Liaison: Pat Roder
Reviews and coordinates the instructions of IEEE Technical Committees to establish the IEEE position of IEEE representatives to National Fire Protection Association Standards Committees. Establishes the IEEE position on all matters regarding toxicity and fire risk hazard assessment.

SCC20 Test and Diagnosis for Electronic Systems
SCC Type 2

Chair: Mike Seavey
Staff Liaison: Christy Bahn
Provides for the management, development, and maintenance of language and interface standards supporting system-level (onboard and offboard) automatic test and diagnosis. These standards include (but are not limited to) test requirements, test programs, test procedures, diagnostic knowledge, maintenance information, and major hardware subsystem interfaces between and within Automatic Test Systems.

SCC21 Fuel Cells, Photovoltaics, Dispersed Generation, and Energy Storage
SCC Type 2

Chair: Thomas Basso
Staff Liaison: Michael Kipness
Oversees the development of standards in the areas of Fuel Cells, Photovoltaics, dispersed Generation, and Energy Storage, and coordinates efforts in these fields among the various IEEE Societies and other affected organizations to insure that all such IEEE standards are consistent and properly reflect the views of all applicable disciplines. Reviews all proposed IEEE standards in these fields before their submission to the IEEE-SA Standards Board for approval and coordinates submission to other organizations.

SCC22 Power Quality
SCC Type 2

Chair: Theo Laughner
Staff Liaison: Erin Spiewak
Coordinates IEEE activities related to electric power quality as it affects equipment, users, utilities and power and communication systems. This scope also includes the development of guides, recommended practices, standards, and common definitions of terms and phenomena.

SCC31 Automatic Meter Reading and Energy Management
SCC Type 2

Chair: Lawrence Kotewa
Staff Liaison: Malia Zaman
Promotes the research and development of standards, guidelines, and practices in the field of telemetry technology for meter reading, energy management and customer premises equipment. This field includes automatic meter reading and energy management through telemetry technologies (telephone, radio, powerline carrier, cable, etc.) primarily for gas, electric and water utilities.

SCC39 International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety
SCC Type 2

Chair: Ralf Bodemann
Staff Liaison: Soo Kim
Development of standards for the safe use of electromagnetic energy in the range of 0 Hz to 300 GHz relative to the potential hazards of exposure of humans, volatile materials, and explosive devices to such energy. Such standards will be based on established effects and will include safety levels for human exposure to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields, including induced currents from such fields, methods for the assessment of human exposure to such fields, standards for products that emit electromagnetic energy by design or as a by-product of their operation, and environmental limits.

SCC40 Earth Observation
SCC Type 2

Chair: Thomas O'Reilly
Staff Liaison: Michael Kipness
The Earth Observations SCC oversees the development of standards that are essential to the functioning of the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). This includes standards related to sensor systems, telemetry and other networked communications, data processing, data archiving and cataloging, data searching and access, data portrayal and decision support systems.

SCC42 Transportation
SCC Type 2

Chair: Yu Yuan
Staff Liaison: Michael Kipness
Leads the coordination of IEEE standardization activities for technologies related to transportation, especially in the areas of connected vehicles, autonomous/automated vehicles, inter- and intra-vehicle communications, and other types of transportation electrification. These technologies include but are not limited to Mobile Apps, Sensor Networks, and Communications that allow human to vehicle, vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to infrastructure, vehicle to platform, and vehicle to everything exchange of information and data. Where standardization needs exist, the SCC will develop guides, recommended practices, standards, and common definitions of terms.