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‘Energy Flash’ – the energy industry’s online business talk

The tasks of energy transition are too complex to be solved alone. Global climate change can only be stopped by sharing experiences and through partnerships, joint efforts and smart platforms.

In the Energy Flash online talk, Raphael Görner offers energy sector and digitalisation experts a platform for exchanging experience and sharing knowledge and know-how.

Interested viewers are involved in the debate so that lively discussions, inputs and ideas arise. A livestream as a combination of news programmes, workshops, interviews and discussion sessions: authentic, open and energetic.

Direct Current as enabler of the energy transition

Energy Flash No. 5 – on 20 September 2023 at 5 p.m. CEST
Live from the general meeting of ODCA in Haiger

Direct current plays a key role in the energy transition. The potential savings for energy and resources are enormous. New thinking is needed, and this is what the ODCA (Open Direct Current Alliance) has set itself the task. The core of the Alliance's work is to be able to easily implement direct current applications. The special feature: The Who's Who from industry and research – specifically more than 50 companies and institutions – work together and thus set the course for being able to use the advantages of direct current.

Raphael Görner, Head of the Energy & Power Solutions division at Rittal, will go live on-air with the Energy Flash for the fifth time on 20.9.2023 at 5 p.m.. This time, the stream format to advance the path to the All Electric Society will highlight all the advantages, approaches and concrete solutions in terms of direct current. Raphael Görner will discuss with his guests Dr. Hartwig Stammberger, Manager Technical Platform Breaking & Switching at Eaton Electrical Sector/EMEA/PMCC and Chairman of the ODCA, as well as Dominik Maihöfner, Head of Working Party Open DC Alliance (ODCA) at ZVEI.

So far, DC technology in the low and medium voltage range has essentially only been tested in research and initial pilot projects for industrial use. The founding of ODCA in 2022 was a big step towards getting closer to a resource-saving and CO2-neutral world and rolling out DC technology internationally. Because the time is ripe: The photovoltaic systems run via DC, batteries are DC per se, the charging infrastructure is DC, in industry many drives run internally with DC, LED lighting is DC. Why don't we connect the wires directly and save ourselves a lot of AC/DC converters? In the case of cables alone, energy losses can be reduced by almost 50 percent by switching to DC compared to AC. And only about half of the copper is needed. However, the coupling of the particularly climate-relevant sectors of buildings and mobility also enables high efficiency gains.

Exciting topic, exciting facts. We will inform you and discuss from a variety of perspectives. Join the discussion live!

We look forward to your questions and impulses on 20.9.2023, 5 p.m., live from Haiger.

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Direct current plays a key role in the energy transition. The potential savings for energy and resources are enormous. New thinking is needed!

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