The IEC is the global organization that publishes International Standards and supports all forms of Conformity Assessment for the millions of devices that use or produce electricity or contain electronics. We bring together 167 countries that represent 98% of world population and 96% of energy generation. IEC work covers all the building blocks of information technology; printed electronics, components, switches, cables and wires. We make certain that devices and systems that are used in the home, office, medical facilities, manufacturing and public spaces work safely with each other, everywhere in the world. IEC work covers power generation, transmission, distribution, all renewable energy sources, energy storage, public and private transportation, components, the building blocks of information technology, the Smart Grid and Smart Cities.