Standards play a vital role in ensuring the safety and performance of all kinds of equipment that is used in the production and distribution of energy from various sources. Standards also support the development and dissemination of new technologies, which can lead to major advances in terms of reducing waste and improving efficiency, whilst also enabling the increased production of energy from renewable sources.
European Standards developed by CEN and CENELEC support the implementation of various Directives and Regulations that have been adopted at EU level, notably in relation to energy labelling, Ecodesign, energy services, renewable energy, fuel quality, etc., as well as the EU Directives on common rules for the internal market for electricity and gas (2009/72/EC and 2009/73/EC). CEN and CENELEC also contribute to maintaining high levels of safety in Europe’s nuclear energy facilities.
More information on the latest CEN-CENELEC activities on Energy and existing European Standards and other deliverables (Technical Reports and Specifications) can be obtained by visiting the dedicated websites:
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