As part of the Grid Innovations project involving the GRID EXPO and Swissgrid a first exhibition was displayed at the opening of the new Swissgrid office location in Prilly on the 9th of February. The event was attended by the energy minister of Switzerland Doris Leuthard and the Swissgrid CEO Pierre-Alain Graf as well as multiple high ranking CEO’s of energy related companies located in the French speaking part of Switzerland.
Pylons do not have to look like they used to, they do not have to solely be a technical object. To change this was the mission of Hans-Jochen Hilsberg, from Germany. He designed a star shaped pylon in order to address functional and aesthetic needs of pylons in a time of transformation.
The Red Dot Award committee honoured Mr. Hilsberg for his design concept ‘star pylon’ and rewarded him with the Red Dot Award: Best of the Best for highest design quality.
GRID EXPO displayed a model of the T-Pylon during the trade fair at the Renewable Energy Forum in Hannover from the 7th – 11th April 2014. The forum was arranged and hosted by the Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien (Agency for Renewable Energies). GRID EXPO’s presence was considered to be a valuable contribution and of great significance towards renewable energies overall.
In order to get a better insight additional photos and presentations from the forum can be seen here.