Welcome to the LVDC Conference on Sustainable Electricity Access!

24
Mar

The Kenya National Committee for the IEC

The Kenya National Committee of the IEC, comprises of and represents all stakeholders in the country with products and/or services pertaining Electrotechnical.

Members are drawn from Electronics, Magnetics & Electromagnetism, Electro-acoustic, Multimedia, Telecommunication, Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution Utilities, Electromagnetism Compatibility, Measurement & Performance, Design & Development, Safety and Environment, Industry, Manufacturing, Learning Institutions (Academia), Government ministries concerned with Electrical & Electronics applications, Energy Regulators, Consultants and Contractors.

The committee addresses matters pertaining to Electrotechnical standards while providing Kenyan participation, commenting, voting and positioning at the IEC policy and management levels.

The main objective of the National Committee is to maximise the application and use of IEC Standards & Conformity Assessment Schemes in order to meet the International, Regional and Kenyan market requirements for standards efficiently while improving human health, safety and addressing environmental concerns.

KNCIEC represents IEC in Kenya and is, therefore, the host of the planned LVDC Conference on Electricity Access. I urge the stakeholders, the utilities, energy regulators, academia, government departments and related parastatals to register and plan to attend. There is valuable knowledge to be gained from the conference. Further, you shall have an opportunity to meet and interact with experts in various topics related to low voltage electricity access.

In Kenya, statistics show there are over 38 million mobile subscribers (90% of the population). Mobile chargers are part of Low Voltage connecting devices in present day life requiring access to electricity. Such connections require adherence to relevant standards so to ensure safety to persons and equipment. The Conference shall discuss our local needs, challenges and related business opportunities in electricity access particularly low voltage DC among many topics.

On behalf of The Kenya National Committee of the IEC, I welcome all the Delegates, Presenters and accompanying persons to the conference and to enjoy Kenyan hospitability.

Eng. Cyrus KHALUSI

President of KNCIEC

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