Students got a Taste of

Real Power Systems

On Monday 30th January 2012, around 20 students of Department of Aerospace, Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Coventry University, travelled by coach to the National Grid House, Warwick Technology Park, Warwick.

When they arrived, there were strict security arrangements and they all had pre-made security badges to wear.

After a short introduction and brief, they watched two fascinating presentations by several employees at the centre, a vision of National Grid electricity business and Future Aspects and Challenges on Energy Market were presented.


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They enjoyed a presentation about the main functions of the gas supply network - to ensure sufficient supply is available at the right place and the right time to meet consumer demand. After that presentation, they enjoyed viewing of the National Grid's System Control Centre, which manages the flow of the gas from the beach to the end consumer.

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 It uses telemetered data from all the operational sites to monitor the system. Finally, they enjoyed a technical tour on Hams Substation, 400/275/132 kV.

It was a great opportunity to gain a first hand understanding of how such a complex and yet taken-for-granted system works and the real challenges faced by electrical engineers In getting electricity from where it is generated, to your house.

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This was a unique opportunity to visit National Grid facilities and see everything behind the power system processes.

The main organizer, Dr Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt is very pleased about this visit, "It is really important for students to be able to relate the material taught in their lecture courses to real-life engineering technology". Next field trip will be announced very soon.

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Sent by: Dr. Francisco M. González-Longatt 18 February 2012. fglongatt.org.ve

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