On January 30, 2014, the first DC Congress took place in the Netherlands. The theme of the congress was on DC voltage grids in the Netherlands now and in the future. It was organized and sponsored by Direct Current bv, Joulz, Siemens, Philips, TU Delft and Cigré. Participants came from various fields and industries which highlighted the importance of DC in society and business. The participants were from higher and university education, engineering students, government, network operators, energy suppliers, industry, shipbuilding and construction, and so on.
On October 4, 2013, during the "Realizing the Promise of DC Technology Conference: Energizing Low-Income Communities" in Prague in Czech, Harry Stokman, CEO Direct Current BV, states the importance of Nupharo Technology Park for the DC technology now and in the future.