At the beginning of October, Energo Group Canada was an exhibitor at CIGRE Winnipeg 2017, International Colloquium & Exhibition in Winnipeg, MB. The colloquium and exhibition was a great success as over 500 delegates from 32 countries participated. There were many seminars, tutorials and colloquiums that attracted high profile power experts, professors, key decision makers and government personnel from around the world to come. Networking was great and it was well organized to ensure enough time between sessions for people to come around to the exhibits.
The conference was mainly focused on power transmission but we were invited to represent the distribution side as CIGRE wants to expand into the medium voltage side.
We showcased for the first time to the world, our patent pending terminal, MVROT unit in our booth and it was a huge hit. Many engineers stopped by to see us, and their feedback toward MVROT was that this is revolutionary technology in medium voltage distribution systems. From these contacts we have several great leads to faster expand our business within Canada, but abroad as well.
During this time, we also received the official CSA MVROT certification. This patent pending terminal can now be fully commercialized. Negotiations are continuing with two major Canadian Utilities to install MVROT and field validate the benefits and savings within their respective electrical grids. Strategic alliances are also being pursued and developed.
The second unit we had displayed in our booth was VTOP (already CSA approved). To demonstrate how VTOP can be used to provide power to small load required equipment directly from overhead medium voltage lines. One of the great benefits of VTOP is that it can be part of SMART grid systems, giving power to re-closers and transferring protocols. This allows the distribution centers to have full control of their grids from within their main control centers. VTOP has been part of these Smart grid systems in Europe, Africa and Asia from 2002. This is proven technology with built-in protection technology against over and under voltage’s. The VTOP unit will remain in Winnipeg to be paired and tested with Manitoba Hydro International – Ice Monitoring Equipment. Official CIGRE media released our ad in their magazine, see link for electronic copy of the magazine:
Downloadable magazine link:Magazine Update Stay tuned for more updates in the near future.