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 synthesizing state-of-the-art practices and developing recommendations.
The scope of the Study Committee C3 covers the identification, assessment and management of the interactions between the natural and social environments, and the end-to-end electric power system, recognising the importance and influence of a wide range of stakeholders and communities. Recommendations for appropriate monitoring, management and control measures in fields such as greenhouse gases, air, soil and water pollution, electromagnetic fields, noise, visual amenity, land use and consequences for flora and fauna.
Areas of attention include:
• Environmental impacts of power system development and operation,
sustainable development vs. economic development, risk assessment
and the economics of impact containment, power system efficiency
and the environment
• Stakeholder engagement and communication, effective
communication with the public and regulatory authorities,
ublic acceptance of power system infrastructure
• Tools and measures for quantifying, controlling and mitigating
the environmental impact such as life-cycle assessment (LCA),
environmental product declarations (EPD), global
• Global environmental changes relevant to the power system,
awareness of the activities of global organisations in the
environmental field and establishing appropriate co-operations and liaisons.