R&D+i projects that contribute to the business
Innovation in the Group consists of providing value, driving and promoting the incorporation of technologies, solutions and new ways of working as a lever of growth and efficiency that promote a cultural change to take on the Group's future challenges, supporting its longterm sustainability.
Grid2030 is a multi-year, innovation, collaborative program where Red Eléctrica de España and InnoEnergy together explore radically new socio-economic or technical innovations in the power transmission industry.
More significant projects in progress
Improved understanding of the behaviour of the electricity system with high penetration of devices based on electronic power (generators, loads, HVDC links, FACTS...).
Approval of the use of natural ester fluids as a refrigerant in standard power transformers.
Methodology for the optimum management of the entire vegetation treatment cycle of the 'safety corridors’ of lines.
More significant completed projects
The purpose of the ASPAS project was to research and analyse a new way to design control and protection automation routines for the transmission network (RAS: Remedial Action Schemes) capable of creating logic for contingencies on the transmission grid, improving on the action times and reliability of the current designs, which would improve the operation and security of the system.
Development of electronic equipment that can control the voltage in an electricity substation and allows the frequency of an isolated system to be kept constant.
Temperature monitoring of buried power cables
Temperature measurement of a buried power cable by fibre optic technology, which allows the transmission capacity to be optimised. Completed in 2016.
Development of new tools for forecasting electrical demand both in Spanish peninsular and non-peninsular territories (NPS) electrical systems. Completed in 2016.
First-of-its-kind project for the deployment of demand-side management mechanisms in which more than 1,000 households in the Corredor del Henares area in the Community of Madrid are participating and which is serving to test how citizens can be more actively involved in the electricity system. Completed in 2015.
A project to identify a number of electricity demand patterns or profiles of small consumers, through the analysis of a sample of these consumers who already have a smart meter with hourly metering installed. Completed in 2015.
Battery storage system in a substation of the transmission grid. Completed in 2013.