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The study and research work in the new energetics laboratory will increase the reliability of Estonian electricity systems

12. December 2018

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On November 27, a new energetics lab was opened in TalTech, where university researchers and students can detect and remove failures in the electrical system.

 TalTech’s energetics’ students, researchers and operating engineers are now able to test and analyse the reliability of the Estonian electricity systems.

The lab was created as a collaboration of TalTech, Siemens and Harju Elekter, and according to Jako Kilter, an energy scientist at the University of Technology,electrical system automation, system stability and cyber defence can be studied in the laboratory. “Certainly, the level of Estonian power engineers can be raised here, so all who are looking to attend a refreshers course, are welcome in our new laboratory,” Kilter confirmed.

 The reliability of electrical systems is extremely important in Estonian energy policy. Today, the head of the Siemens branch office and engineer Hannes Mäe emphasised the importance of the daily work of engineers in the smooth operation of the electrical system: “We are surrounded by equipment that needs electricity and for that we need transmission lines, substations or the power system. In order to build and design a system, we need very good engineers. With this new equipment, today’s students and tomorrow’s engineers can learn protection relay and telemechanics in a modern way,” promised Hannes Mäe.

Jan Osa at Harju Elekter added that engineers need proper professional training to breakthrough in both business and science. “We have great experiences in the joint efforts of the TalTech energy researchers and Siemens and Harju Element engineers,so that Estonian energy companies could be competitive on international markets.”

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