IEEE Standards for Sustainable Development

At its core, sustainable development is an approach to development that looks to balance different needs with an awareness of the environmental, social, and economic limitations we face as a society. It’s about finding better ways to do things, both for the present and the future. And global consensus-based standards have an important role to play.

IEEE global standards support the three pillars of sustainability—economic, environmental, and social.

  • They play a role in providing an open process that empowers people and organizations from around the world to innovate and take action.
  • They support companies and communities in bringing to the market best practices and energy efficient products and processes that can help protect and conserve environmental resources.
  • They provide global consensus-based solutions to issues.
  • They contribute to policy initiatives and provide solutions needed to achieve many of the SDGs.
  • Their implementation helps increase access to local and global markets.

 
Technical Standard in Focus
IEEE 1547™ Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources With Associated Electric Power Systems Interfaces specifies interconnection and interoperability among electric power systems and distributed energy resources (DERs).