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Japan Will Lead an IEC TC for Standardization of the Management of Assets in Power Systems

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) determined to establish a new technical committee (TC), which Japan has proposed, aiming to develop international standards of management of assets in power systems. Japan will lead the TC to advance the development of such standards.

1. Background to asset management in power systems

Japan and the rest of the world provide a large number of assets for power networks to meet the growth in power demand, and maintain and manage such systems through a variety of methods. To ensure the reliability of these systems, precise and efficient maintenance and management of these assets is extremely important, especially for power networks. In addition, the global need for developing new international standards for maintenance and management procedures concerning these systems has been growing.

2. Establishing a new TC in response to the proposal by Japan

Against the backdrop of this situation, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. and TEPCO Power Grid, Inc. proposed the IEC to establish a new TC for discussing international standards for efficient management concerning maintenance and management of assets in power systems.

METI hereby announces that the IEC approved Japan’s proposal and that the IEC has newly established TC123 for discussing standardization of the management of assets in power systems. Japan will serve as the Secretariat of the TC and will endeavor to lead the efforts for developing international standards for asset management of power systems.

Release date

October 31, 2016

Division in Charge

International Electrotechnology Standardization Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

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