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Digital substation courses in Baden and Trutnov

Digital substations are key components of the future smart grid and improve safety, productivity and reliability for customers in the utility sector. Operating digital substation technologies requires an enhanced skill set, which makes it ever more important to improve the digital capabilities of the workforce. Participants from 12 countries attended ABB’s digital substation courses in Baden, Switzerland from 22nd May to 7th June and in Trutnov, Czech Republic from 13th to 29th June.

Participants from 12 countries attended the courses in Baden and Trutnov
Participants from 12 countries attended the courses in Baden and Trutnov

ABB has been implementing digital substation projects around the world since 2009. With the newest devices, control can be implemented completely digital according to the IEC61850 standard.„Compared to traditional protection and control systems, installing and maintaining digital substations requires different skills”, said Lukas Meier, Head of Training Center Substation Automation and Protection in Baden, Switzerland. „Technicians of the future need to have a broader understanding of data analytics and information technology. The voltmeter will be replaced by software systems. Current and voltage will be measured by sensors and analyzed digitally.”

Discussions about specifications of the equipment during the course in Trutnov
Discussions about specifications of the equipment during the course in Trutnov

The 13-day course consists of 4 main training segments, covering all technical aspects concerning the design, testing and maintenance of digital substations. It is suited for technicians and engineers who work on digital substation projects. The next courses in Baden are scheduled for October and November.

For further information and to register, you can check the ABB University website or contact:

Lukas Meier
lukas.meier@ch.abb.com
Head of Training Center Substation Automation and Protection
ABB University Switzerland

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