Interconnectivity Task Force in partnership with CIGRE
Electricity provides access to affordable, diverse and wide-spread applications and is a necessary prerequisite for social and economic development and prosperity, health and security. The key drivers of the wide electrification have been ensuring access to affordable electricity generated, both near and far from the consumption areas. This was supported by the development of transmission lines, grid interconnections and distribution systems.
To identify and demonstrate, both in quantitative and qualitative terms, the potential benefits of properly designed, maintained and operated transmission infrastructure using the state-of-the-art technologies and management practices, including "smart grids".
Biofuels Standards and Technologies Task Force: in partnership with ISO
In the past few years there have been important advances in the field of alternative transportation fuels, primarily ethanol and biodiesel. Both the automobile industry and the biodiesel producers have played a major role in developing the technical and normative prerequisites.
The challenge is to develop biofuels which do not compete with the food chain, which are sustainable, and for which the carbon footprint is known and a net gain. The main objective of the Task Force will be to identify and evaluate the leading production technologies and the main barriers to an accelerated development and deployment of biofuels standards and technologies worldwide and formulate recommendations for removal of these barriers.