The paper presented by our colleague Omar Ramirez, with the title “New Single Phase Substations as a Real Option for Rural Electrification” was awarded with the “Tomorrow’s Energy Prize” for the 2013 World Energy Congress. This prize recognizes the innovation on the electrical sector, one of the pillars of Arteche Group. In this paper, Omar explains one of the applications of Power Voltage Transformer, developed by Arteche Instrument Transformer business unit in Mexico, as a power source for supplying reliable power to rural populations where there are no distribution lines nearby, but there are transmission lines. This particular application supplies low voltage power directly from HV line in an economical and practical way.
The World Energy Council announced the 4 winners of the “Tomorrow’s Energy Prize” for the most outstanding papers to be presented at the 2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea from October 13 to 17, 2013. It is the first time that this prize, which carries an award of US$10,000 for each winning paper, has been presented in association with the World Energy Congress. It is being sponsored by the Daesung Group, a leading Korean energy company. This year’s jury of judges included leading representatives from the World Energy Council, the Organizing Committee of the World Energy Congress and the Daesung Group. A total of 346 papers from 49 countries were submitted on topics related to the Congress theme of “Securing Tomorrow’s Energy Today”.
The World Energy Council (WEC) is the principal impartial network of leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all. Formed in 1923, WEC is the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy spectrum, with more than 3000 member organizations located in over 90 countries and drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy-related stakeholders. WEC informs global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events, publishing authoritative studies, and working through its extensive member network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue.