OMICRON Magazine

The ever-quickening pace of technological change in our complex society makes regular knowledge transfer indispensable for everyone, especially those responsible for system-critical infrastructures such as the electrical power grid. Since the first OMICRON German User Meeting (GUM) in 1993, the event has developed into a unique platform for protection, automation and control technology specialists throughout the German-speaking world and beyond. The German-speaking event is held annually at various locations in Germany. No other event in the PAC industry offers comparable opportunities for peer exchange between power system operators, service providers, and manufacturers. This year’s 30th edition of GUM was held from May 23rd to 25th on the shores of Central Europe’s largest freshwater body, Lake Constance, in Lindau, Germany. Over 300 OMICRON users enjoyed high-level networking, heard technical presentations, attended hands-on seminars, and could view products and the corresponding testable switchgear elements at an exhibition. One of the main topics at this year’s GUM was risk prevention. In his keynote speech, Hannes Buzanich from Vorarlberger Energienetze GmbH pointed out the danger of blackouts and the importance of prevention. OMICRON GERMAN USER MEETING 30 years of knowledge transfer Knowledge at 30