ENERGY INSTRASTRUCTURE WORKSTREAM
IEEE has a rich history in defining the design and deployment of the essential infrastructure physical hardware and software that comprise our global energy systems, along with guidance on safe operations to help protect utility workers (e.g. the National Electrical Safety Code). IEEE addresses infrastructure evolution as grid modernization accelerates to help assure safe, reliable and available energy to global customers.
IEEE Technical Committees cover nearly every aspect of the electric power grid, with research, publications, standards and conference addressing topics from grid hardware/software to instrumentation, operations and economics. Visit the IEEE PES web pages to learn more about the many committees involved in these issues.
The IEEE Nuclear Power Engineering Committee (NPEC) is one of the Technical Committees of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES). NPEC scope covers all nuclear power related technical and standards writing activities within the IEEE. NPEC’s principal subcommittees cover Equipment Qualification; Operating, Aging, Maintenance, Testing and Reliability; Auxiliary Power; Human Factors and Control Facilities and Safety Related Systems.
The National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) sets the ground rules and guidelines for practical safeguarding of utility workers and the public during the installation, operation, and maintenance of electric supply, communication lines and associated equipment.
An IEEE SA Industry Connections program, the Facilities Joint Use activity provides a forum for electric power utilities, telecom and cable companies, regulators, etc. to coordinate and develop consistent approaches, methodologies and rules for the sharing and co-location of equipment with electric Transmission & Distribution (T&D) facilities for communications such as antennae and/or cable.