IdEAS Project: more efficient and safer ‘smart grids’

“We want to facilitate maintenance tasks by homogenising technological solutions in order to gain operational efficiency in smart power substations.”

– Carmen Ranea Resalt (Endesa Distribution)

At Endesa Distribution, we have been working on this project together with companies such as Schneider Electric, Schwitzer Engineering Laboratories, Siemens and Circe, with the aim of unifying criteria in the development of digital substations.

A comprehensive and interoperable substation and system design, thanks to the IdEAS project, will provide all the advantages required for smart grids. This will allow more ambitious goals to be defied in the future such as the exchangeability of information or extending the service life of the systems via efficient asset management techniques.

The IdEAS Project began in 2016 and since then the goals have been defined and the systems that need to be validated in the laboratory have been identified. In addition, training has begun based on the solutions of each of the partner manufacturers, with the aim of unifying them on a system that is compatible for all of them.

The IdEAS Project is financed by the European Regional Development Fund and it belongs to the National Programme for Research Aimed at the Challenges of Society of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.