On 25-27 May 2017 within the Integrated Programme for ROSSETI Youth Talent Pool Members and in preparation for the International Youth Forum the participants went to China for an international internship experience.
It is the second time that the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) has hosted Forum participants. During the first visit besides project work young specialists from Russia had a unique chance to explore the Company's power plants in Beijing: the SGCC high-voltage line experimental base, an electro-mobile charging plant and some smart grid sites. This time Chinese colleagues invited Forum participants to the SGCC Training Centre (Engineering School).
Russian, French, German and Chinese teams stayed and worked at the Centre's Tai Shan Campus in Tai'an City, Shandong Province, that specialises in teaching engineering professionals. In addition, on the second day of the visit Chinese colleagues arranged a tour around the EC Grade Centre of Shandong, where the participants explored production of high-voltage high capacity transformers for AC/DC lines and visited the main Training Centre facility, Jinan Campus, dedicated to training managerial staff and specialists maintaining high-voltage lines. On this tour the teams visited the following facilities: an unmaintained sub-station, a control centre, a metering device testing centre, a measuring transformer training centre, and a high-voltage power line training ground.
The Russian team was particularly interested in the 600/400 kV power transformer with a direct current supply rectifier, while their French colleagues were more interested in the calibration laboratory of the metering devices, the whole cycle of which is fully automated and at the same time is illustrative and is best adapted for students.
All participants were deeply impressed with the high-voltage power line training ground utilised to train repair crews to conduct emergency and recovery work on ultra-high-voltage AC/DC overhead lines. Besides, all participants highly appreciated the Chinese practice of organising a three-month compulsory internship at the Training Centre for everyone who is employed by the State Energy Commission of China.
After a short break for a tour to the EC Grade Centre and the examination of the SGCC Training Centre facilities, the teams reengaged into their project work. At that stage the participants concentrated on further implementation of their projects. On the first day they presented their intermodular work results. Despite it being only a short while after the end of the Moscow module, the teams advanced considerably and presented new interesting outcomes. During discussion in mixed teams the participants shared their opinions on technologies underpinning all project ideas and their advantages and disadvantages. Having made the necessary adjustments, the teams moved on to detailed project designs – selecting a test site, setting first-priority tasks and developing an implementation plan.
The task to be fulfilled during the intermodular period until 28 May 2017 is the following: design organisational implementation models and elaborate some of the projects' technological aspects.
During the intermodular period one more team is to join the project, the youth team of Belenergo State Production Association. The online work on the platform of IYF web portal will allow the Belarusian team to integrate into the project and perform remotely the tasks that the rest of the teams have already completed.We wish the best of luck to the IYF-2017 participants! See you in Saint Petersburg!