About Norwegian Electrotechnical Committee (NEK)

Who are we?

NEK, The Norwegian Electrotechnical Committee, was founded in 1912. NEK became the 21st. member of IEC, The International Electrotechnical Commission. NEK is an independent and neutral organisation promoting electrotechnical standardisation and the use of standards at the national, regional and international levels.

The organisation is a founding member and national committe of the European CENELEC. NEK is also the Norwegian member body within IECs conformity assessment systems IECEE/CB scheme (for electrical equipment) and IECEx (for hazardous areas).

NEK is recognized as the national body responsible for standardisation in the electrotechnical field. It’s organisational structure simply mirrors that of the IEC in the standardisation domain.


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