Developing carbon neutral technologies and making better and more rational use of energy and other natural resources have become essential for sustainable development of our society. In addition, Europe is going through a process of opening up of utilities markets including those for electricity and gas.
Standardization can play a role in meeting these challenges by promoting best practices, helping the development of renewable energies, improving energy efficiency and providing tools to optimise installations and systems. In a context characterised by liberalisation and the creation of a European market for gas and other utilities, standardization can also play a role in achieving cost effectiveness, efficiency and quality as well as interoperability and equal access of suppliers to the infrastructure.
CEN is developing standards in the fields of gas supply, water supply, energy management,
power engineering, solar systems, fuels and biofuels and smart grids. For more detailed information on the different activities of CEN in relation to energy and utilities click on the respective section on the menu on the lefthand side. You may also be interested in checking the CEN activities regarding energy performance of buildings.