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The future of Smart Distribution Technology presented in Tianjin

news Nicolas Trang

Organized by IET, the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Tianjin Electric Power Corporation, the “Smart Distribution Technology” seminar was held successfully on May 14th/15th 2015 in Tianjin. It attracted more than 80 leaders, technical experts and representatives from electrical power companies working in operation, maintenance and dispatch center department.

This seminar has received strong support from the China Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, China Association for International Exchange of Personnel, and Tianjin Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs. Experts from different fields of research and electrical companies presented papers or case studies, sharing their experience and world’s most advanced knowledge to the Chinese engineering staffs.

Nicolas Trang from PcVue China, representing the Sino-French Joint Center for Smart Grid was invited to deliver a speech on the “Medium Voltage Switchgear trends – Impact of cloud computing, big data and IoT on the energy distribution”.
The presentation focused on how the environmental changes and increase in safety requirements have impacted the development of MV switchgear. It highlighted the necessity to merge IT, automation and primary electrical devices for power companies to improve the efficiency and lifecycle management of their switchgear.
The seminar plays a positive role in trying to solve the technological challenges of the industry, it represents a significant platform in the promotion of emerging trends in smart distribution.

Nicolas Trang is the deputy director of the Sino-French Joint Center for Smart Grid, but he is also the Chief Representative of ARC Informatique in China.
The Sino-French Joint Center for Smart Grid is a collaboration between the College of Electrical Engineering of China Agriculture University and several corporations including PcVue China, Locamation, Schneider Electric, etc. and is supported by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and the French authorities.