DC Congress 2014 brings DC to a higher level
Aalsmeer, February 3, 2014
The first DC Congress on January 30, 2014 at TU Delft was very well received and as a result this lifts DC, the theme of the conference, to a higer level in which DC will play an important role in the future. The Congress "AC/DC: A matter of taste?" was organized by Direct Current B.V., Joulz, Siemens, Philips, TU Delft and Cigré.
Photo report of the DC Congress 2014: http://www.facebook.com/Gelijkstroom
Due to a big turnout, there was a broad diversity in the lines of work of the congress participants which offered sufficient and interesting interaction during the lectures and workshops. The various lines of works gave weight to the role of DC in society and business. Present participants were from, amongst others, higher and university education, engineering students, government, network operators, energy suppliers, industry, shipbuilding and construction.
Congres chairman Hester van Dijk, known from BNR Sustainability, involved the audience to highlight chances and opportunities for DC applications for medium and low voltage. In particular, on stage, she interviewed Harry Stokman, CEO Direct Current B.V. and Chairman of the DC Foundation Netherlands personally, for him to showcase his vision on DC now and in the future, and his efforts to make this happen. A video of the interview will soon be posted online.
Read more about the DC Congres (in Dutch): Impression Report
Presentations and workschops pdfs of the DC Congres (in Dutch): Participants
Left: Mark Dierikx, Director General for Energy of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Right: Harry Stokman, CEO of Direct Current BV, and chairman and founder of the Dutch DC Foundation.
Left: Tim Zijderveld of Joulz/Eneco with a presentation on the Green Energy Park Nupharo in Czech.
Right: Lou van der Sluis, professor at TU Delft (Technical University of Delft).