Themes

Superconductivity

Superconductivity occurs in certain materials where amongst others electrical resistance vanishes. Superconductors can facilitate transmission of unparallelled current densities, generation of extremely high magnetic fields. Superconductors also make extremely sensitive magnetic sensors. Cf.: www.conectus.org Superconductivity is successfully applied in healthcare (MRI scanners) and large-scale R&D facilities (CERN, ITER). It is making its introduction into industry,…

Education and Knowledge

The mission of IWO is to advance developments for the public benefit by mobilizing science. A focus is therefore also on sustaining science capabilities and transferring expertise to next generation experts. Maintaining a network and attracting senior experts is essential to the vision and operational core of IWO. It is explored how concepts can be…

Energy supply systems

One of the biggest challenges in the transition towards renewable energy is the logistics. Conversion, storage and transmission of energy are all challenging. IWO studies the concepts and technologies that must enable the transition. This comprises alternative technologies. IWO is cooperating with the Sustainable Electrical Energy Center of Expertise with HAN and partners in the…

Asset Management Concepts

By the end of the 20th century, many utilities in Europe faced the challenge of providing secure, sustainable and affordable energy to the people. As a consequence, the style of operation changed from governmental operations to a more entrepreneurial approach. In order to meet high standards at lower costs, various asset management concepts were introduced….