The improvement, renewal and continuous maintenance of the network are fundamental to ensure the proper operation of the electrical system. Endesa works to guarantee the quality of the service, the continuity of supply and the safety of the installations, carrying out the necessary actions on infrastructure.
Within the GrowSmarter project, five secondary substations with IoT technology have been equipped to improve the operation of the secondary substations and the safety of workers, in addition to obtaining information that contribute to improving the management of the City.
Until now, there was no information available on the status of the secondary substations. Thus, there could be situations such as flooded installations or grounding issues not known until an intervention is carried out which puts at risk the people, the installation and the supply.
This technological innovation tool, at the level of electrical distribution, improves security by:
- Sending information about the facilities: Endesa staff and collaborating companies will have information before entering the facilities, knowing in advance the risks that exist.
- Early detection of hazards: Smoke, floods, and other potential risks are detected in an early stage.
As a next step in improving the safety of people and installations, the Open Me project has been launched. It consists of the authorization on demand of access to the installation of the operator who requests it. This is achieved by an intelligent key that only opens the access lock after authentication and authorization.
The objectives that are pursued and achieved with the launch of the Open Me pilot are:
- Increase the security of the installations by controlling the access thanks to the authorization-on-demand.
- Improve operability by reducing waiting times for access.