Mr. Gerhard Eberle, a German Engineer and expert in the field of Power Distribution Networks, who served with Siemens and the ‘Landshut Power Utility Company’ in Germany, conducted a seminar on “Safety in the Design and Operation of Power Distribution Networks” on 15-Oct-2019 in DSU’s Executive Lecture Theatre. The seminar was organized as a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activity for Engineers and was attended by professionals from the industry. At the seminar, Mr. Gerhard presented safety considerations pertaining to the design and operation of low voltage (11kV) substations as well as the need to have protective gear for the protection of maintenance personnel working on distribution transformers and feeders in the power distribution network. He presented Germany’s power distribution network as an example during the seminar and stressed on the need to incorporate safe earthing practices and ensuring regular maintenance of power equipment, so as to minimize the chances for accidents.
The seminar was followed by an interactive Q&A session with the audience, followed by which the trainer, Mr. Gerhard Eberle, distributed certificates to the participants.