Mai 22

Shift2DC joined DC Grids project final Workshop in the Netherlands 

The Shift2DC Project traveled to Delft in the Netherlands to participate in a Workshop organized by EURAMET‘s EMN for Smart Electricity Grids, in collaboration with the research project DC Grids – Standardisation of measurements for DC electricity grids.   

The project’s final workshop, titled “Standardisation of Measurements for DC Electricity Grids,” took place on May 16th as part of the network’s ‘Smart Electricity Grids Metrology Week’ at VSL in Delft. The three-year project, which began in June 2021, aims to ensure that DC grids meet power quality (PQ) limits to guarantee reliable operation and to enhance knowledge about PQ in public DC systems and its impact on DC electricity.  

The event provided a platform for discussing future measurement challenges related to metrology for smart electricity grids. 

Shift2DC was represented in a session featuring the project coordinator, Hugo Morais from INESC ID, alongside Henri Schouten from NMi Certin in the Netherlands, who presented “Advanced DC Electricity Meter Testing and Standards.” Bruno Lefebvre from the SuperGrid Institute in France discussed “DC/DC Converters for MVDC Grids,” and Wolfram Teppan from the company Life Energy Motion (LEM) also contributed to the session. 

The participation in this conference was an opportunity to discuss the main achievements of DC Grids – Standardisation of measurements for DC electricity grids – and to explore the use of the obtained solutions in SHIFT2DC projects. Additionally, the event offered the possibility to visit VSL National Metrology Institute Laboratories that are testing different DC metering systems.