Elia meets the scientists of tomorrow


Last Friday and Saturday, 25 and 26 April, Elia attended WetenschapsEXPOsciences, an annual event organised by the Walloon association of young scientists Jeunesses Scientifiques de Belgique (JSB) and its Flemish counterpart Jeugd, Cultuur en Wetenschap (JCW) at the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels.

The staff manning Elia's stand explained to primary and secondary school pupils what being a transmission system operator entails and how the profession is evolving.

The EXPO attracts youngsters from all over the country, who come to present a project they have worked on during the year. Special Elia Trophy prizes were awarded to the best projects submitted by groups comprising a maximum of 5 students who had dreamed up transmission solutions for the future. There were two categories of prizes, one for third and fourth year pupils and the other for fifth and sixth year pupils, across all subject areas.

In the 3rd and 4th year category, prizes were awarded to :

  1. the Athénée Charles Janssens for "Electricité : mode d'emploi"
  2. VTI Veurne for "Slim Huis"
  3. VTI Veurne for "De revolutionaire fiets"

In the 5th and 6th year category, prizes were awarded to:

  1. the Athénée Royal de Koekelberg for 'Peut-on récupérer l'énergie des vagues"
  2. De Toverfluit Brussel for "Groene energie"
  3. the Borederschool Sint Niklaas for "Laat de wind voor jou werken"