In October last year we celebrated the 90th anniversary of KEMA with a big conference in Amsterdam. For the occasion, her majesty the Queen, granted us the right to name the new High Power Laboratory in her honour: “The Queen Maxima High Power Laboratory”. On the cover picture, you can see the new name on the extended building.
At the time of writing, the FIFA world championship football started in Russia – also with a grand opening.
Of course, there are more similarities, for example here at our Laboratories we also have many different nationality customer teams working hard to have their equipment win the first prize as most teams work hard to get a golden certificate.
Another similarity is the introduction of new digital technology. FIFA introduced the Video Assistant Referee helping the conventional referee team to enforce fair play in the game. In our transmission and distribution industry, we see a rapid introduction of new technology for monitoring and controlling existing technology, and with the growth of power electronics, maybe even replacement of some components.
For these reasons we are continuously modernizing the capabilities of our Flex Power Grid laboratory. We work closely together with colleagues from the Research and Development Group of DNV GL - Energy, running joint industry projects, evaluating new technologies and developing standards. Furthermore, we of course also work with many customers on developing and testing their new innovative equipment.