The world leader in renewable energy, Iberdrola, has more than 400,000 Secondary Substations throughout the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Spain. These substations house more than 1.5 million medium and low voltage distribution transformers. They provide high-quality service to 31 million electricity supply points. In this context, Iberdrola launches Wireless Sensor Commissioning Challenge for Secondary Substations.
You are looking for advanced sensor solutions in secondary substations to increase efficiency and monitor facility conditions and critical equipment such as medium voltage switchgear, medium-low voltage transformer, low voltage panels, etc. The data from sensors in transformation centers allow maintenance, early detection of anomalies and serious incidents, as well as possible breakdowns.
What is the Iberdrola Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub?
the Iberdrola Wireless Sensors for Secondary Substations Startup Challenge is launched under the new Global Smart Grids Innovation (GSGI) Hub. Iberdrola is building a world benchmark in smart grids through open collaboration and coworking between i-DE technicians, suppliers and startups, as well as different organizations from around the world.
Are you a good candidate for Iberdrola’s challenge to commission wireless sensors for secondary substations?
The Startup Challenge is accepting applications from any startup that manufactures sensors that serve general purposes, including but not limited to detecting the tightness of connection terminals, smoke, CO2, intrusion, natural calamities such as flooding, as well as measuring temperature. , humidity and voltage. Iberdrola seeks wireless sensor solutions for:
- Early detection of serious incidents and anomalies
- Technological integration with edge computing, AI, camera, artificial vision, etc.
- Plug & Play monitoring system that integrates with BT RTU and Zigbee
- Optical or thermographic cameras and integrated data processing capabilities
In addition, when evaluating your proposal, Iberdrola will consider sensor solutions that take advantage of the following technologies, among others:
- Thermal Infrared
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- computer vision
- edge computing
This challenge is also open to proposals that do not fit this case study. These solutions will also be analyzed, provided that the competitive advantages of the proposal for a specific type of site are clearly explained.
Explore the Benefits of Collaborating with Iberdrola
Iberdrola is a well-known name among startups and emerging companies for sustainable innovation. In recent years, Iberdrola has launched more than 20 Global Startup Challenges to address common challenges in current energy networks.
Here are the main reasons why you should apply for the Startup Challenge:
- Collaboration Agreement and Pilot Test: The prize for the winner consists of a collaboration and test agreement with PERSEO or any other company in the Iberdrola group. The group will support the cost of the pilot activities.
- Access to all areas: Iberdrola will provide the winner with all the necessary technical support, as well as a site and real data to test the solution. This includes access to equipment, equipment, infrastructure, high-tech sites, and shared work areas.
- Scale your technology: If the pilot test is successful, Iberdrola may offer the winner the opportunity to scale the solution by adapting it through commercial agreements.
- Potential investment: In addition, PERSEO will consider investing in the participating and/or winning company of the challenge.
Your solution will also be included directly in the Global Smart Grids Innovation Hubs registration process, as a collaborator and you will be able to benefit from the services, activities and resources that the GSGI Hub makes available to you.
How will Iberdrola evaluate your proposals?
Your proposals will be evaluated by specialist technicians from Iberdrola Networks and will consider, among others, the following value proposals:
- The maturity, reliability and scalability of the solution, including hardware (sensors) and software/algorithm for equipment management and data processing to generate alerts.
- The simplicity of installation (Plug & Play function).
- If the solution is low-maintenance and self-powered.
- The total cost of installation and maintenance.
- Application in other energy assets such as substations and overhead lines.
Chronology and Structure of the Challenge for the Commissioning of Wireless Sensors for Iberdrola Secondary Substations
Applications are now open!
The last date to submit applications is: December 19, 2022!
Specialists from the Iberdrola Networks group will evaluate your proposals through — February 2023.
The pilot project will start in 2023. Details will follow soon!
Ready to scale your wireless sensor solution with Iberdrola? Click here to apply today!
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