A global leader in renewable energy, Iberdrola owns over 400,000 secondary substations across the US, Brazil, UK and Spain. These substations house over 1.5 million medium to low voltage distribution transformers. We provide quality service to 31 million electricity delivery points.In this context Iberdrola is launched Wireless Sensor Startup Challenge for Secondary Substation.
The company seeks advanced sensor solutions for secondary substations to increase efficiency and monitor the condition of installations and critical equipment such as medium voltage switchgear, medium and low voltage transformers and low voltage panels. Transformer center sensor data enables prevention. Maintenance, early detection of anomalies and critical incidents, possibility of failure.
What is the Iberdrola Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub?
of Iberdrola Wireless Sensor Startup Challenge for Secondary Substations will be launched within the framework of the new Global Smart Grid Innovation (GSGI) Hub. Iberdrola builds global smart grid benchmarks through open collaboration and collaboration between i-DE engineers, suppliers, start-ups and various organizations around the world.
Are Iberdrola’s Wireless Sensors for Secondary Substations a Good Startup Challenge?
The Startup Challenge is open to submissions from startups that manufacture general purpose sensors including but not limited to measuring temperature, humidity and voltage, as well as detecting natural hazards such as tightening connection terminals, smoke, CO2, intrusion and flooding. Accept. Iberdrola is looking for the following wireless sensor solutions:
- Early detection of serious incidents and abnormalities
- Technology integration with edge computing, AI, cameras, computer vision, etc.
- A plug-and-play surveillance system that integrates with BT RTU and Zigbee
- Data processing capabilities integrated with optical or thermographic cameras
Additionally, when evaluating proposals, Iberdrola considers sensor solutions leveraging the following technologies:
- thermal infrared
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Artificial intelligence (AI)
- computer vision
- edge computing
This challenge is also open to suggestions that do not fit into this case study. Such solutions are also analyzed if the competitive advantage of the proposal for a particular type of site is clearly explained.
Explore the benefits of collaborating with Iberdrola
Iberdrola is a well-known name among start-ups and start-ups for sustainable innovation. Over the last few years, Iberdrola has launched over 20 global startup challenges to address common challenges in today’s energy networks.
The main reasons for applying to the Startup Challenge are:
- Collaboration Agreement and Pilot Testing: Prizes for winners consist of collaboration and test agreements with PERSEO or other Iberdrola group companies. This group will help cover the costs of pilot activities.
- Access to all areas: Iberdrola will provide the winner with all necessary technical support as well as a site and real data to test the solution. This includes access to equipment, teams, infrastructure, tech sites, and shared work areas.
- Technology scaling: If the pilot test is satisfactory, Iberdrola may offer the winner an opportunity to scale up the solution by adapting it through a commercial agreement.
- Potential investment: In addition, PERSEO will consider investing in participating companies and/or challenge winners.
Your solution will also be directly included in the Global Smart Grid Innovation Hub registration process as a contributor to benefit from the services, activities and resources offered by the GSGI Hub.
How does Iberdrola evaluate your proposal?
Your proposal will be evaluated by Iberdrola Networks technical experts and will specifically consider the following value propositions:
- The maturity, reliability and scalability of the solution, including hardware (sensors) and software/algorithms for both equipment management and data processing to generate alerts.
- Easy installation (plug and play functionality).
- Whether the solution is low maintenance and self-powered.
- Total cost of installation and maintenance.
- Application to other energy assets such as substations and overhead lines.
Timeline and Structure of the Iberdrola Wireless Sensor Startup Challenge for Secondary Substations
Now accepting applications!
The last day to submit an application is — December 19, 2022!
A specialist from the Iberdrola Networks group will evaluate your proposal in the following ways — February 2023.
The pilot project will start in 2023. Details will be announced later.
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