Our final project meeting took place at Stellenbosch University from June 7-11, 2021. Due to the ongoing travel restrictions implied by COVID-19, the meeting took place online and in presence. An important event during the final meeting was the Dissemination Conference on June 9. The aim of the Dissemination Conference was to showcase the DAMOC Project, its successes and identified challenges in the development of human capacity for the diffusion of Smart Grid Technology in the African context. Very interesting talks were presented by the two keynote speakers: Dipl.-Inf. Martin Adolph (ITU, Switzerland) and Prof Germano Lambert-Torres (FIEEE, Gnarus Institute, Brazil).
On November 25, 2019, we carried out an additional block course at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). This course covered topics related to data security and privacy, particularly, privacy in Smart Grids, data security in companies, and an introduction to cryptography. Special thanks goes to our partners from CPUT for hosting and organizing this block course.
Our sixth project meeting took place in the beautiful city of Pretoria from September 9-13, 2019. All partners presented updates on their project progress and discussed the current state of courses and teaching. It was a pleasure to welcome Prof. Apostolov, a leading developer of the IEC61850 standard at IEC committee and Smart Grid and Adjunct Professor at CPUT. On this meeting, he gave a very interesting talk on “Cyber security challenges to Smart Grid protection, automation and control applications based on the IEC 61850 standard”. Furthermore, we had the opportunity to see the lab at UP and its new equipment during the lab presentation. We wish to thank our partners from UP for hosting us and for organizing the meeting!
The official hand-over of the new lab equipment, the Real-Time Digital Simulator NovaCor, took place during the DAMOC project meeting at CPUT on March 11, 2019. The state-of-the-art simulator was presented and the participants got the opportunity to visit the lab of the CSAEMS.
The fifth project meeting took place in the great city of Cape Town from March 11 – 12, 2019. Further, we carried out the second block course from March 13 – 15, 2019, in which the new and adapted modules at CPUT were presented and discussed. Furthermore, updates from all other partners especially regarding the courses were presented and discussed. We thank all the participants from the different partner institutions for taking part in the block course and providing us with valuable feedback. We had the unique opportunity to see the lab and its new equipment at CPUT during the lab representation.
Special thanks goes to our partners from CPUT for hosting and organizing this great events.