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Electrical Engineering Students Visit National Control Center

Professor of Electrical Engineering at AUK, Dr. Detlef Hummes, organized tours for the students in his Power Systems Analysis course to visit a live Siemens 380 kV Substation and the National Control Center (NCC). The purpose of the tours was to give the students an opportunity to better understand some of the topics that were covered in the classroom and place them in real-life settings.

During their tour of the substation, the students visited different sites, including the central control room, of the power plant where they attended live demonstrations and presentations conducted by members of the Siemens team. The guides explained how Kuwait's energy supply is controlled during the summer and winter periods, and introduced them to the machines used to regulate the supply. The highlight of the tour came when the students saw, for the first time, a 400 kV circuit breaker and shunt reactor— devices used to control the power supply and the power factor of the electrical net.

According to Dr. Hummes, the trip was an essential experience for the students as it provided them with an opportunity to explore the technology and witness the inner mechanism of devices they have studied. "Such experiences help shape the students' understanding of how their field of study contributes to technological advancement on many levels," he said.
 

Images from the field trip







Released by the Office of Public Affairs on the 22nd December 2016



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