The Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub
This International Startup Challenge is launched inside the framework of the brand new Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub. Iberdrola will make the Hub a worldwide good grid benchmark by way of open collaboration and co-working between i-DE technicians, suppliers, startups, and organizations from all all over the world.
Having efficiently accomplished a number of International Startup Challenges, Iberdrola always seeks progressive options to handle the challenges the world’s main economies face.
Iberdrola has already recognized greater than 120 initiatives for future improvement with a worth of €110 million. The traces of labor, that are worldwide in scope, will allow the event and deployment of progressive options for the exercise of Iberdrola Networks all through the world.
Why Identifying & Reducing Non-Technical Energy Losses Matters
Iberdrola has over 1.1 million kilometers of electrical energy transmission and distribution traces unfold all through the United States, Brazil, the UK, and Spain. This community contains over 4,400 high- to medium-voltage substations and greater than 1.5 million medium- to low-voltage distribution transformers constructed and operated to supply a high-quality and dependable service to a complete of 31 million electrical energy provide factors.
The electrical energy system, of which Iberdrola’s networks are a component, is topic to vitality losses that should be accurately recognized, categorized, and accounted for to keep away from extra prices for finish clients and society at massive. These losses are usually divided into two varieties, technical losses, brought about within the community installations by the operation of the system itself, and non-technical losses, primarily resulting from fraud, similar to unlawful connections and meter tampering.
Are you up for the Challenge?
To establish non-technical losses in its areas of affect, Iberdrola has a number of mechanisms in place primarily based on the Group’s accrued expertise and data. However, there are areas of the community, notably in Brazil, the place the problem of detecting and decreasing community losses is particularly troublesome and vitality losses elevate as much as 15% of produced vitality.
By putting in good meters, community sensors, and different actions just like the regularization of clandestine connections, the corporate has succeeded in decreasing losses considerably, however it’s nonetheless looking out for added mechanisms that can permit it to additional enhance on this space.
In this context, the problem is to seek out progressive options for figuring out and decreasing non-technical losses, notably in Brazil. Iberdrola is on the lookout for proposals for brand spanking new gadgets and instruments that permit figuring out areas with vital non-technical losses, thereby serving to the corporate to scale back total system vitality losses and growing the success price of inspection visits.
As an instance, a few of the areas to discover could possibly be:
- Identification of meter fraud and different anomalies
- Identification of clandestine connections
- Assessment of vitality balances
- … and others
What occurs should you win the Challenge?
Candidates participating on this Challenge could also be people or entities. By successful the challenges, candidates stand the possibility to:
- Sign a collaboration settlement with Iberdrola
- Add your options to Iberdrola’s service territory and corporations inside the group
- Scale your answer by way of industrial agreements facilitated by Iberdrola
- Receive a chance for funding by PERSEO, Iberdrola’s danger capital automobile
Apply by 10 November 2021!
All proposals can be analyzed primarily based on standards of reliability and scalability of the answer, whether or not it’s hardware-based, software-based or the mixture of each, its ease of set up and upkeep in addition to the entire value (each preliminary and recurring) for the answer. The pilot challenge will start in 2022.
Use your probability & apply by 10 November 2021!
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