CEM holds workshops to share medium-voltage equipment operation and maintenance with electromechanical engineering sector
To enhance the understanding on operation and maintenance of medium-voltage equipment among the electromechanical engineering sector, CEM held workshops earlier, in which professionals from CEM shared related knowledge and demonstrated how to operate the equipment. The workshops mainly target personnel engaged in the construction, operation and maintenance of medium-voltage distribution equipment. More than 30 representatives from the Macau Electromechanics Professionals Association and the Macau Construction Association participated in the first two workshops. They were warmly received by Billy Chan, Senior Manager of Transmission and Distribution Department and Cecilia Nip, Senior Manager of CEM Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications Office.
Billy Chan said in his welcoming speech that the workshops, which were held by CEM for the first time, aimed to strengthen the awareness of power operators on the structure of medium-voltage distribution network as well as the structure and operation of medium-voltage distribution equipment, which will enable them to make the right decisions when they encounter problems in the medium-voltage network. Chan hopes the workshops will help improve the skills of workers in the industry as well as allow the power outage maintenance procedures to be smoother and safer for CEM and its customers.
In the workshops, Fong Kam Weng, Network Strategy and Policy Senior Technical Supervisor of CEM Transmission and Distribution Department, introduced the network structure of the medium-voltage distribution as well as the structure and internal operation of the medium-voltage distribution equipment to the attendees. He also instructed how to correctly use personal protection equipment and how to apply risk assessment so as to reduce accidents. He also demonstrated locking when operating switches and introduced the “lockout-tagout” concept to ensure safe operation. Meanwhile, participants also tried out actual operations to better understand the operation of the equipment.
Participants actively interacted and communicated with CEM representatives during the workshops. CEM will hold related workshops for the Macau Hoteliers & Innkeepers Association and Property Management Business Association of Macau in April. Other interested associations in Macau are welcome to contact CEM.