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HVDC staff with Bristol University visitors.

University of Bristol Visits the HVDC

The UKZN Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute’s Specialisation Centre on High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) and FACTS on the Westville campus recently hosted Dr Sam Williamson and Dr Jason Yon of the University of Bristol in England.

The visit was part of the joint Newton Fund project between the two universities organised by UKZN’s Professor Dave Dorrell. The visiting academics presented a seminar titled: Microgrid Research: Applications and Perspectives, to an audience of students and staff at the HVDC, giving insight on small electrical power grids which is an internationally developing theme.

During their visit they had discussions with UKZN representatives on a Newton Fund project they jointly hold and other ventures.

Words: Ndabaonline

Photograph: Pravesh Moodley