European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC; French: Comité Européen de Normalisation ELECTROTECHNIQUE, English: European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) is one of the three major standards organizations in Europe.
CENELEC is responsible for European standardization in the field of electrical engineering. Together with ETSI ( standardization in the field of telecommunications ) and CEN ( standardization in all other technical areas ) CENELEC form the European system for technical standards.
CENELEC was founded in 1973. Previously, two organizations were responsible for Electrotechnical Standardization: CENELCOM and CENEL. CENELEC is a non-profit organization under Belgian law with seat in Brussels.
CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary, the United Kingdom and Cyprus.