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IEC’s Lighting Technical Committee meets in Wellington to drive standards forward

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Working groups from the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) Technical Committee TC34 (Lighting) met in Wellington in February. The gathering was the first of three planned for 2020, until the COVID-19 pandemic struck. NZ's Head of Delegation, Bryan King, explains the role of this Technical Committee and how it gives impetus to standards development.

Standards support hydrogen technologies for a greener future

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The New Zealand government’s energy strategies are focused on transitioning our country to reach 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035 and to be a net zero carbon emitter by 2050. Hydrogen is emerging as a key technology that could help to achieve this target by ‘decarbonising’ parts of our economy. Standards are playing an important role in helping develop the safe and efficient introduction of hydrogen technologies.

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  • Standards support hydrogen technologies for a greener future

    The New Zealand government’s energy strategies are focused on transitioning our country to reach 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035 and to be a net zero carbon emitter by 2050. Hydrogen is emerging as a key technology that could help to achieve this target by ‘decarbonising’ parts of our economy. Standards are playing an important role in helping develop the safe and efficient introduction of hydrogen technologies.

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  • Electrical Wiring Rules have been updated

    AS/NZS 3000:2018 Electrical Installations – Known as the Australian/ New Zealand Wiring Rules, has been updated. This is an important standard for the electrical industry, as it sets out the requirements for the design, construction, and verification of electrical installations. It’s important for New Zealanders in general too, as the standard is designed to protect people, livestock, and property from electric shock, fire, and physical injury.

     

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Standards New Zealand has been devising documents for the electrical sector since the 1950s. They cover everything from spark plugs to systems testing and apply to everyone from electricians to 'DIYers'. Many of the documents listed here have been developed jointly with Standards Australia and in partnership with organisations such as the Energy Safety Service and the Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand.

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