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E-lesson: Interview with Stefan van der Kolk, TenneT

We are pleased to broadcast the interview with Stefan van der Kolk, a lead engineer at TenneT, which is a transmission utility in the Netherlands and Germany. This interview was held on Monday, 14 September 2020, 3:30 PM CET.

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Here Stefan talks about challenges that utilities face today in order to ensure electricity supply 24/7, with the reliability of 99.99 %. These challenges include maintaining reliable power grids, but at the same having to address the decarbonisation issue and ensure a smooth and sustainable shift towards renewables. Digitalisation is another challenge, but it is an opportunity at the same time.

Upon hearing the discussion, use the question box on the side of your screen to ask Stefan anything regarding transformer manufacturing and operation. Stefan used to design large power transformers, he can also investigate failures, and much more, so we hope you will enjoy this e-session.

Keywords: Transformer, Grid, Transmission

 

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Stefan van der Kolk is a lead engineer at TenneT, a transmission utility in the Netherlands and Germany .

He started in 2005 as a design engineer at Royal Smit Transformers. After a couple of years he changed his role into project management for the US market, serving several major customers / utilities in the US.

The last 3 years at Smit, he worked in the quality department where a large part of his work consisted of organizing resolutions for failures (both FAT as well as on site).

Stefan van der Kolk

TenneT

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