IEEE Standards for Sustainable Development

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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.

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).


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