12:00-13:00 | 30th of September 2020
The Smart Grids specialization of our Electrical Power Engineering(EPE) program broadly deals with studies related to the power system; how to study power flows within the network, how to optimize sharing between various nodes, and how to ensure long-term reliability of the grid infrastructure. The next company to host a lecture with us was Enexis B.V. one of the important DSOs of the Netherlands.
What are DSOs?
Well the two major entities responsible for the ‘transmission’ and ‘distribution’ of power throughout the country are the TSOs (Transmission System Operators) and the DSOs (Distribution System Operators), respectively. Being a DSO, Enexis is in-charge for handling the power grid in Groningen, Drenthe, Overijssel, Noord-Brabant, and Limburg. That’s a lot of work!
The speaker for the lecture, Sharmistha Bhattacharya, works as a Strategic Consultant in the Asset Management Department of Enexis. Since her main expertise lies in power quality issues, students were eager to hear her thoughts on the challenges faced by the distribution network in the world today. After a short overview of the Enexis Group, she spoke about her experiences in the industry. Students were highly interactive when discussing asset management and the interesting projects the company was working on. At the end, Sharmistha shares a few tips and tricks on getting employed in the smart grids job market.
The event was very insightful and helped the students in getting a larger picture of the role and responsibilities of a distribution system operator in today’s world.