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Four Steps Organizations Can Take To Establish AI Standards

Artificial intelligence (AI) is evolving rapidly. According to multinational professional services company, Accenture, businesses spent $306 billion USD on AI applications over the past three years. Despite the advancement of AI, there are currently no specific ethical regulations around the technology—though some governments, including the European Union, are working to establish them. Meanwhile, many organizations […]

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Can Plants and Humidity Be Harnessed to Generate Electricity?

While the global pandemic has created an uncertain future for renewables, new discoveries are giving researchers hope for a greener tomorrow. According to a pair of recently published studies from Tel Aviv University, two naturally abundant resources—plants and humidity—may revolutionize renewable energy in the future by generating electricity. Can Plants Generate Electricity? One of the […]

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Several States are Embracing Distributed Energy Resources to Achieve Clean Energy Targets

Thanks to decreasing renewable energy prices and progressive policymakers, state-level 100% clean energy targets are becoming more common across the United States. Federal policymakers have proposed legislation that would mandate 50% of national power be green by 2035. The use of distributed energy resources (DERs), clean energy generation, and other technologies on the distribution network […]

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What Is IEEE Standard 1547?

Created in 2003, IEEE Standard 1547™ establishes a technical standard for interconnecting distributed energy resources (DER) with electrical power systems (EPSs). Since Standard 1547 was first created, technology has become more sophisticated and the modern electric grid has experienced increased levels of penetration. Due to the increase in DER interconnection applications, there have been ample […]

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Use Standards Education to Stand Out

Approximately 90% of all households in the United States use wireless services and an estimated $1.1 trillion is spent on wireless communications worldwide. But just three decades ago, none of the wireless technology we know today existed. What started as a simple business need – wireless cash registers – became IEEE 802.11, the international standard […]

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Understanding How Technical Standards are Made & Maintained

Standards are used by people around the world, in various industries and professions. From healthcare, to education, energy, construction, environment, technology and more, published specifications and procedures help maximize the reliability of materials, products, methods, and services. Standards are the foundation for the development and implementation of technologies that transform the way we live, work […]

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Why Technical Standards are Essential in Product Development

You may not even be aware of it, but we use standards every day. In industries from communications and media, to healthcare, construction, energy and more, standards help ensure safety, reliability and environmental care, and contribute to the enhancement of our daily lives. Standards are published documents that establish specifications and procedures designed to ensure […]

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