CENELEC President Dr. Bernhard Thies delivered a keynote speech on Standardization and Digital Transformation of the Electric Grid at the China International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CICED), which took place on 17-19 September 2018 in Tianjin.
Industries are going through a fourth revolution enabled by the advancement of digital technologies. Power grids are therefore also under transformation, including its cyber physical system, its support to the shift of ways of mobility as well as energy management at home. This creates new challenges and also new opportunities where standards play an important role.
In his keynote speech, Dr. Thies brought the European perspective on meeting these challenges: in particular he highlighted how in Europe CEN and CENELEC are addressing the challenges and needs of standardization in the Fourth Industrial Revolution through their digital transformation strategy and activities.
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Article date: 2018-10-04