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: Evanne Wang
Program Manager: Malia Zaman
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: Doug Edwards
Program Manager: 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).

SCC20 Test and Diagnosis for Electronic Systems
SCC Type 2

Chair: Mike Seavey
Program Manager: Christian Orlando
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: Mark Siira
Program Manager: 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: Bill Howe
Program Manager: Michael Kipness
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
Program Manager: 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: Jafar Keshvari
Program Manager: Pat Roder
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.

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