(Yicai Global) Oct. 26 -- The 82nd Session of the International Electrotechnical Commission ran from Oct. 22 to today in Busan, South Korea.
Shu Yinbiao, chairman of State Grid Corporation of China and IEC's former vice president, was appointed as the 36th president of the IEC for the 2020-2022 term. This marks the first time a Chinese has taken the organization's highest office since ICE's founding in 1906.
State Grid Corporation of China, headed by Shu, has independently developed world-class ultra-high voltage transmission and new energy grid-connected technologies. The company ranks second only to Walmart on the Fortune Global 500 list for 2018.
The IEC, founded in 1906, with 171 National Committees as members, is a globally recognized standard-setting and conformity assessment body in the electrical engineering, electronics and related technology fields. It is one of the three most authoritative international standardization organizations in the world and enjoys a high reputation in the field of electrical engineering.
IEC has published 7713 international standards for the industry to date, and published white papers on energy challenges, energy storage, and renewable energy integration. The commission promotes the sustainable development of global energy and power.
Shu's elevation to the top post reflects China's increasing influence and voice in international electrical engineering and international standardization.