TEG lecture on Direct Current (DC) at Schiphol
21 June 2011
On June 21 2011, TEG, an innovative staffing platform for specialised companies, held lectures at Schiphol. Harry Stokman (CEO Direct Current B.V. and chairman and founder of DC Foundation) was invited to hold a lecture on direct current (DC).
The DC revolution begins?
In the early 20th century the era of electricity starts with the lamp of Thomas Edison and his development of direct current grid. At the same time, Nikolai Tesla developed the alternating current. A real battle was waged - the War of Electric Currents. Wall Street, the Chicago World Fair in 1893 and the largest demonstration project in Niagara Falls, in cooperation with Westinghouse, showed that AC offered more advantages in the transportation and distribution of electricity. Nowadays we use many electrical devices in our homes working on DC. Now, we know that electricity transportation over long distances with HVDC offers great advantages and that modern power electronics play an increasingly important role in various applications.
16.00 Reception with coffee
16.30 ALV meeting by the board of TEG
17.30 Short break
17.45 Introduction on the lecture location hosted at Schiphol
By Marcel van Beek, Energy Process Manager at Schiphol:
Overall vision of Schiphol’s goals regarding energy and environment. The CO2 reduction and the contribution of sustainable energy to the total energy demand in the entire processing chain, both thermal and electric.
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