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C3 System Environment Performance


To facilitate and promote the progress of engineering and the international exchange of information and knowledge in the field of system environmental performance.  To add value to this information and knowledge by means of synthesising state of the art prac­tices and developing recommendations.


Responsible for the identification and assessment of the various impacts on the natural environment arising in electric power systems and the recommendation of appropriate monitoring, management and control measures.

Impacts addressed will include greenhouse gases, air and water pollution, electromag­netic fields, noise, visual, land use and flora and fauna impacts.

Major considerations will include:  sustainable development vs economic development;  risk assessment and the economics of impact containment;  effective communication with the public and regulatory authorities.

Tools and measures for quantifying, controlling and mitigating the environmental im­pact such as life-cycle assessment (LCA), environmental product declarations (EPD), global benchmarking, etc. are included in the scope.

The Committee shall be well aware of the activities of global organisations in the envi­ronmental field and when necessary establish co-operations and/or liaisons.

Note - the Study Committee shall support and work closely together with relevant equipment and systems committees within its field of responsibility.

Each Study Committee is responsible for environmental questions related to its scope of work and oversees a number of Working Groups.