The podcast “110 Histórias | 110 Objetos” (“110 Stories, 110 Objects”) covers the 110 years of history of Instituto Superior Técnico, through its past, present and future objects.
A collection of objects related to different fields, such as science, music, arts and sports, is the starting point for conversations with people who will tell us more about the history of these objects.
A new episode is released every week. The podcast “110 Histórias | 110 Objetos” (“110 Stories, 110 Objects”) is part of the Público newspaper podcasts.
Today’s episode (#65) – 21st October 2022: “110 Histórias | 110 Objetos” (“110 Stories, 110 Objects”) – The substation automation system.
At the beginning of the 1980s, the computerisation of the national electricity grid and its networking was still a mirage. The first step in this technological process is due to a collaboration between Técnico researchers and EDP, which resulted in the substation automation system. It is the consequence of two revolutions: that of microprocessors as the future of the energy sector, and that of assigning universities an important role in the development of industrial technology. The Técnico’s substation automation system and the others inspired by it were integrated into the national electricity grid from 1987 until the early 2000s.