Sharing knowledge at an international level ACROSS THE WORLD, REPRESENTATIVES IEEE and Cigré The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is made up of task forces that adhere to the American ANSI system of standards. Twice a year, the members come together to share their knowledge. Just like their US colleagues, task forces from Europe's Cigré are active in the field of high-voltage energy transport. They in turn observe the European standards and meet twice a year. Companies that are members of Cigré take part in these task forces on a voluntary basis. They do this to remain up-to-date on worldwide changes, like in the field of sustainability. The Netherlands has advanced a long way in this regard, but companies in America are still leading the way. These task forces allow us to use and benefit from the knowledge they gain overseas. And vice versa. To provide a valuable contribution to the task forces, participating companies must of course offer their own value and knowledge. Many of the major companies in the industry have their own laboratory in which they research various matters. These include: the use of new oils, new possibilities for noise reduction, shortcircuit power and the accuracy of electrical tests. Important conclusions are presented in the IEEE and Cigré task forces. The results of IEEE and Cigré influence the standards of ANSI and IEC. This ensures that not only the task forces stay up to date, but so do the US and European standards systems. 14 OF COMPANIES AND INSTITUTES OPERATING IN THE ELECTRONICS BRANCH ARE COMING TOGETHER IN KNOWLEDGE GROUPS. AND THAT MEANS DEVELOPMENTS ARE ACCELERATING AND THE KNOWLEDGE THUS OBTAINED IS BEING SPREAD FASTER. AFTER ALL, ALL COMPANIES WITHIN THE TASK FORCE HAVE A COMMON GOAL: TO PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO THEIR CLIENTS WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE PRODUCT.
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