On the 4th of April 2019 the European DC Forum took place in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. DC Opportunities R&D was present to discuss with participants the future of DC grids. Dr. Laurens Mackay gave a keynote in the morning.
Early this year, DC Opportunities R&D participated in the 2nd stage regional round of the IEEE “Empower a Billion Lives” competition held in Seville, Spain. This global competition seeks scalable solutions to tackle energy poverty.
Dr. Laurens Mackay and Lukas Irazusta pitched the rural electrification concept that DC Opportunities R&D is currently working on. A field test is scheduled later this year in Ethiopia.
It was a great opportunity to meet people working in this field, and share ideas and points of view.
On Tuesday 13th of November 2018 Laurens Mackay of DC Opportunities was invited to talk about life after PhD at the PowerWeb event.
On 30th of October 2018 Dr. Laurens Mackay of DC Opportunities R&D gave a presentation about Solid State Protection in low voltage DC grids at TU Eindhoven.
On 15th of June 2018 Dr. Laurens Mackay gave a presentation on the protection of DC grids using solid state protection devices.