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The Transmission Control Center (the "Network Control Center") controls the power grid. Anyone who has a job here is very close to the challenges of the energy revolution: Is it possible to keep the extra-high voltage grid stable live and around the clock? Despite the volatility of renewable energies? Shift engineers, supported by colleagues who develop analyses, concepts, processes and tools for them, keep an eye on this.
No overhead line without steel construction, no transformer station without structural engineering, no cable tunnel without civil engineering. The spectrum of construction tasks ranges from the support of conversion and repair projects during ongoing operations, through the development of standards for construction in the extra-high voltage environment, to the handling of complex large-scale projects.
Those working at 50Hertz Purchasing have a deep understanding of the challenges the company is currently facing. There are many of them as 50Hertz is investing in the energy transition. In 2016 only, around 730 million euros were invested in grid infrastructure. Behind these investments are exciting procurement projects with plenty of freedom for purchasers who want to grow with their Tasks.
The digitisation of the energy transition is gaining momentum. IT therefore becomes a key element for the integration of renewable energy. This requires smart solutions to manage the complexity in real-time to connect nature, technology, physics and market economics in an intelligent manner.
Hand in hand with the energy transition, 50Hertz is undertaking challenging projects in the German Baltic Sea to transport the electricity generated by offshore wind farms to the onshore electrical grid by means of submarine cables. This offers exciting job opportunities in the offshore business for experienced specialists. The energy industry is already taking the next decisive step.