Thursday, November 24, 2011

IEC-62257 series Recommendations for small renewable energy and hybrid systems for rural electrification.

The purpose of this IEC series is to provide suitable tools for management of rural electrification projects as well as:
  • Make easier the work of project developers
  • Enhance the quality of the systems and the service provided.
  • Improve the safety of the systems.
In general, this series of technical specifications is really useful as introduction to the rural electrification and aims to become a guide of reference for project management and implementation but also provide basic technical specifications for components and systems.

IEC 62257 series is composed of 30 technical specifications, but some of them are still under development. Below you can find the 18 specifications published so far:

Part 1: General introduction to rural electrification
Part 2: From requirements to a range of electrification systems 
Part 3. Project development and management
Part 4: System selection and design
Part 5: Protection against electrical hazards
Part 6. Acceptance, operation, maintenance and replacement 
Part 7: Generators
Part 7.1: Photovoltaic generators
Part 7.3: Selection of generator sets for rural electrification systems
Part 8.1: Selection of batteries and battery management systems for stand-alone electrification systems
Part 9.1: Micropower systems 
Part 9.2: Microgrids
Part 9.3: Integrated system - User interface
Part 9.4: Integrated system - User installation
Part 9.5: Selection of portable PV lanterns for rural electrification projects
Part 9.6: Selection of Photovoltaic Individual Electrification Systems (PV-IES)
Part 12.1: Selection of self-ballasted lamps (CFL) for rural electrification systems and recommendations for household lighting equipment.

For additional information and downloads: IEC 62257 series webstore

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