The smart grid is one of the key drivers of the future development of a smarter world. As it continues to grow, many complex new products will enter the marketplace and demands for ensuring their safety and reliability will increase. As a premier global independent safety science company, UL has been offering testing and certification services of smart grid products, including electric vehicle equipment, photovoltaic power systems, wind turbines, batteries and LEDs for more than 10 years. Being the world’s number one IECEE certificate issuer in 2013, UL provides comprehensive support from beginning to end with the issuance of IECEE certificates through our global network of NCBs and CBTLs.
UL is also recognized for its unrivaled technical expertise in the area of standards development. Besides UL standards, UL is involved in the development of IEC standards and has technical staff participating in leadership and expert roles on several national committees and maintenance teams associated with smart grid technologies including photovoltaic and wind energy.
The product safety standards and certification systems governing smart grid technologies are still in the process of development. Leveraging UL’s industry leading global knowledge and research capabilities, we can deliver the information, guidance and resources to develop safety standards and establish certification schemes. Being a respected technical voice within the IEC community, we contribute to advance safety of smart technologies and keep pace with innovation.