Energy Talks is an OMICRON podcast series where experts, users and industry peers share their views on various topics related to power system testing. For us, communication is key to understanding customer and user needs. For this reason, we would like to invite you to follow the discussions as a listener and to enter into a dialog with us. Simply send us an email to email@example.com or visit our website at www.omicronenergy.com for more information.
#35: The Fight for Technical Talent in the Power Industry
Growing organizations in the power industry are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain talented employees. In this episode, OMICRON human resources experts Cordula Böhmer and Ruben Fuentes share their experiences and insights. They also describe how OMICRON endeavors to expand its talent pool by offering inspiring working conditions based on core values that keep the company focused on developing innovative solutions and creating a great place to work.
#34: How to Test Voltage Transformers Like a Pro
Regular tests of inductive voltage transformers (VTs) and capacitive voltage transformers (CVTs) ensure reliable operation for both protection and metering purposes. In this episode, OMICRON instrument transformer testing experts Thomas Bischof and Felix Feustel talk about how automated workflows and a new method for determining CVT capacitances with the same testing device help to make voltage transformer testing safer and faster than before.
#33: Digital Transformation in the Power Industry 4 ǀ Data Validation
In this episode, OMICRON data transformation experts David Gopp and Lukas Klingenschmid talk about the importance of measurement data validation and how it is used to check different factors that can influence the consistency and quality of measurement data. They also emphasize the necessity to validate measurement data before it is processed, distributed and used for asset condition assessments and maintenance planning.
#32: In the Shoes of Field Engineers | Testing Instrument Transformers
In this episode of Energy Talks, OMICRON field testing expert Marcus Stenner shares his many years of practical experience in instrument transformer testing at power substations all over the world. Marcus describes the various tests performed on current and voltage transformers, how they are set up in the field, and which testing solutions apply. He also offers best practice tips for ensuring safety and reliable measurement results.
#31: Digital Transformation in the Power Industry 3 | Cyber Security
We focus on the topic of cyber security in Part 3 of our Energy Talks miniseries called “Digital Transformation in the Power Industry”. In this episode, OMICRON cyber security experts Thomas Friedel and Eugenio Carvalheira discuss the importance of cyber security in the digital transformation and how it plays a critical role in power system infrastructures. They describe recent cyber security directives in Europe and North America and their implications for power system organizations around the world. They also discuss the challenges these organizations face when implementing cyber security and offer tips to meet these challenges.
#30: Preventing Disaster: Wildfire Mitigation at Electric Utilities
In this episode of Energy Talks, Robert Wang, Recloser Control Solutions Product Manager at OMICRON and Justin Henson, Distribution Line Technician Specialist at Pacific Gas & Electric Company, discuss how the reliable operation of recloser controls in the power grid plays an important role in wildfire mitigation at electric utilities. Justin also describes how PG&E implements its zero-tolerance policy for wildfire sparks caused by downed power lines.
Very valuable input