Endesa’s Smartcity Málaga Project is Europe’s largest eco-efficient city initiative. It aims to increase energy efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions and boost the use of renewable energy sources.
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A consortium of 11 companies spearheaded by Endesa is rolling out state-of-the-art technologies in smart metering, communications and systems, network automation, generation and storage, and smart recharging infrastructure for e-vehicles. The aims are to improve the management of energy in the grid, improve demand balances, and involve all agents in the electricity system, from generation to consumption.
Over 17,000 smart meters have been installed, and a sample of 50 of these users have energy efficiency solutions for the home. Over 10 SMEs and emblematic buildings in the area have energy efficiency solutions installed which enable them to monitor consumption and control some of their charging.
Advanced automation systems have been installed in over 20 transformer centres, and 72 centres are linked via a broadband powerline communications (PLC) network, which connects all points of the electricity grid to the Network Control Centre, where these assets are monitored.