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South African universities and specialists meeting at Direct Current BV


On July 1st, 2019, Direct Current B.V. (R&D department of DC Systems B.V.) held a meeting on the topic DC microgrids with professors and students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Nelson Mandela University (NMU), Durban University of Technology (DUT), University of South-Africa (UNISA), UNSA Foundation, Henri du Plooy from Specialized Solar Systems (South Africa), The Hague University of Applied Sciences, and Eaton Industries Netherlands

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Energeia Energy Day 2019 


This year, the Energeia Energy Day 2019 conference will take place on 20 June 2019. An initiative by Energeia with DNV-GL as lead sponsor. Harry Stokman, CEO Direct Current / DC Systems BV and also active in the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), will also participate in an in-depth parallel session with Arjan van Voorden from Stedin. 

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Historical choice: from 230 VAC to 350 VDC

NPR 9090: The first Practical Guideline for DC installations

"2018 could well be a historic year in the development of international electrical engineering, with the Netherlands setting the tone: from 230 Volt alternating current (AC) to 350 Volts direct current (DC) .The new core colors for DC are red, white and blue. This and more has been recorded in our country in the very first NPR 9090 for DC installations, which appears alongside the familiar low voltage standard NEN 1010.

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Harry Stokman has received the 1906 Award of the IEC

Aalsmeer, 20 september 2018 

Harry Stokman has been awarded by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) the 1906 Award "in recognition of his dedication to furthering LVDC technologies for developed and developing economies. His amiable style, depth of technical expertise, breadth of experience and friendly approach make him an ideal member and leader in LVDC standards development." 

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First energy-neutral building Pulse on TU Delft campus officially opened

Delft, 30 August 2018

The energy-neutral building Pulse on the campus of the University of Delft was festively opened on 30 August. Pulse has the scoop of being the very first building on a university campus that is energy-neutral.

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