Electro Technical Council of Ireland

TC 20 Smart Grids, Renewables, Electric Vehicles and Energy Efficiency

Scope/Introduction: || back to top

ETCI TC20 was established in 2010 to coordinate the Irish input to the standardization work of the IEC in the areas of smart grids (incl. interoperability, transmission, distribution, metering, consumer connection and cyber security), renewable energy, electric road vehicles and energy efficiency.

TC20 also participates in the development of CENELEC European Standards or EN's in the same areas of technology. EN's are, as far as possible, based on the corresponding IEC Standards. Once an EN is published by CENELEC, it is adopted without change by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) as a voluntary Irish Standard.

Certain work falling under the scope of TC20 is subject to EC and EFTA mandates to the European Standards Bodies (including CENELEC) to develop standards in support of European policies and legislation.

International/European Committees Shadowed (in full or in part): || back to top

IEC TC8: Systems aspects for electrical energy supply
IEC TC13: Electrical energy measurement and control
IEC TC21: Secondary cells and batteries
IEC SC22F: Power electronics for electrical transmission and distribution systems
IEC TC23: Electrical accessories
IEC SC23F: Connecting devices
IEC SC23H: Plugs, Socket-outlets and Couplers for industrial and similar applications, and for Electric Vehicles
IEC TC38: Instrument transformers
IEC TC56: Dependability
IEC TC57: Power systems management and associated information exchange
IEC TC64: Electrical installations and protection against electric shock
IEC TC69: Electric road vehicles and electric industrial trucks
IEC TC72: Automatic electrical controls
IEC TC82: Solar photovoltaic energy systems
IEC TC88: Wind turbines
IEC TC95: Measuring relays and protection equipment
IEC TC105: Fuel cell technologies

The hyperlinks in the table above link to the IEC and CENELEC "Dashboards", which provide very detailed information on the relevant committees, their scope, structure, strategic plans, projects, published standards, draft documents, votes and meetings. This content is being continually updated and is the definitive source of information on these committees.

Annual Reports: || back to top

Useful Links: || back to top

Irish Standards Catalogue
IEC Smart Grids Portal
Smart Grid Mandate M/490
Electric Vehicles Mandate M/468
IEC Online Catalogue and Web Store
Your Standards Your Say

Livelink (Members only): || back to top

ETCI TC20 committee documents are hosted on the Livelink National eCommittees platform. The committee Secretary will arrange for all members of the committee to have been issued with passwords. When logging on to ETCI TC20 Livelink it will be necessary to identify the Member Body as "NSAI". In the event of any difficulties, the committee Secretary will normally be able to assist, otherwise the national Livelink Helpdesk may be contacted at









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