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DC Education Symposium

26 June 2019 @ 14:00 - 18:00



Save the date: “DC Education Symposium”

26 June 2019 2.00 pm-6.00 pm

The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Delft branch

Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, Den Haag


I currently design cable installations for AC based systems: What do I need to know for DC installations?

AC has simple and mature safety protocols: What safety features, both active and passive, are available for DC technology?

How do I guarantee selectivity in DC protection equipment?

How do I guarantee power quality with DC?


If you’ve ever asked these questions, or you’re simply interested in DC education, this symposium is for you.


Reasons for the creation of this symposium:


The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) is the creator and coordinator of the DCT-REES project. An initiative for the creation of educational materials related to DC electrical engineering. This initiative aimed at both Bachelor’s and Master’s level course material. With an international team, boasting 14 partner institutions from Europe and South Africa, the DCT-REES project has also been made possible in part by the Erasmus + EU Program.

The DC Foundation Netherlands has recently established an Education working group. The aim of this working group is to develop educational material on DC related technology for secondary and tertiary institutions while also providing for corporate/business training needs.



2:00PM:               Welcome and introduction by THUAS Executive Board member, Mr. drs Rajash Rawal

2:10PM                Introduction by event chairman Mr. ing. Henry Lootens, DC Foundation Netherlands Board member and member DC committee Netherlands Normalisation Institute

2:15PM:               Business Needs:

        • ing. Joost de Koning, Channel manager Specifiers at Schneider Electric Netherlands, member o.a. NEC TC64
        • ir. Menno Kardolus, CEO PRE Power Developers, PRE is a leading player in innovative power technology, working primarily in electrical mobility, LED lighting, renewable energy and special industrial applications.
        • dr. ir. Peter van Duijsen, head of the R&D Simulation Research department and developer of the CASPOC simulation program. Guest lecturer at the Korean University of Technology and THUAS

3:00PM:               What’s happening in DC Education at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and why is it changing? Presented by Mr. ir. Johan Woudstra

3:15PM:               Break


3:45PM:               Workshop on the following topics:

        • DC issues in an AC world (led by Mr. dr. ir. Peter van Duijsen )
        • Autonomous DC networks (led by Mr. dr Laurens Mackay)
        • How do I implement DC lessons in an existing curriculum? (Led by ir. Johan Woudstra)
        • How cooperation between business and DC shapes education? (led by Mr. ing Pepijn van Willigenburg)

4:45PM                Group interview with the exchange students from South-Africa and issuing of Certificates issued by Honorable Ambassador Mr. Bruce Koloane, ambassador of South-Africa

5:10PM                 Drinks




NOTE: We have a strict “no-show” policy for this symposium.


After registering for this symposium you have the opportunity to cancel before Monday 24th June or alternatively indicate which colleague will be replacing you free of charge. If you have registered and you do not appear (no-show) you will be issued an invoice of € 75 excl. VAT. By registering you agree to these terms and conditions.


26 June 2019
14:00 - 18:00


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