Category Archives: DAMOC

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Update on Lab Equipment at NM-AIST

NM-AIST received their final lab item: the real time power system simulator. The lab equipment in Arusha is now complete. Our colleagues from NM-AIST already started with setting up the equipment and they are looking forward to using it in the different modules. It will enable them simulate a power grid and give the students hand-on experience with this system.

Publication at ICEBE

A paper titled “The design of a Masters curriculum in Smart Grid Technology within the Erasmus + K2 DAMOC projectby Prof Anthony Staak and Prof Raynitchka Tzoneva was presented at the 11th International Conference on Engineering and Business Education (ICEBE) which was hosted by the University of Szczecin, in Szczecin Poland from 15th – 17th October 2018.

The conference covered a wide range of topics related to engineering and business education from innovative methods, multimedia applications and knowledge management in engineering and business education to social entrepreneurship and cooperation between academia and business.

This paper was presented in a parallel session with the theme “New Curriculum Development” and dealt with the curriculum challenges experienced in the design and development of the new master programme on smart grid technology at CPUT.

The paper was generally well received, though most of the questions related to the parastatal power utility, ESKOM, its position on renewable energy and the challenges it would encounter integrating renewables into the grid.

Lab Equipment at NM-AIST

We are happy to announce that the first equipment for the Smart Off-Grid SysteMs LAb (SOMA) arrived in the last days at NM-AIST. We are looking forward to use this new equipment for practical lab work in various modules.

Project Meeting in Arusha and Block Course

Our fourth meeting took place in the amazing city of Arusha from November 5 – 6, 2018. Further, we carried out our first block course from November 7 – 9, 2018, in which new and adapted modules were presented and discussed . We thank all the participants from the different partner universities for taking part in the block course and providing us with valuable feedback.

Special thanks goes to our partners from NM-AIST for hosting and organizing the events.

Exchange Student at Stellenbosch University

During the student exchange one student from TU Dresden is on an interchange at Stellenbosch University. He is working on designing a printed circuit board to measure the impedance of inverters and transformers connected to the grid. A further task he will assist in is the creation of course materials in the fields of power electronics for the Structured M.Eng in Smart Grid Technology at Stellenbosch University.

Students working in lab