Grupo Energía Bogotá Mejora El Suministro De Electricidad En La Región Del Caribe Y Desbloquea 252 Mw De Capacidad Utilizando Tecnología Transformadora

GRUPO ENERGÍA BOGOTÁ MEJORA EL SUMINISTRO DE ELECTRICIDAD EN LA REGIÓN DEL CARIBE Y DESBLOQUEA 252 MW DE CAPACIDAD UTILIZANDO TECNOLOGÍA TRANSFORMADORA

Marzo 10, 2022

El Grupo Energía Bogotá (GEB) está mejorando el suministro de electricidad fiable y asequible a los consumidores colombianos mediante el uso de la tecnología SmartValve™ en la región del Caribe de su red.  Esta es la segunda instalación de SmartValve en Colombia, con más proyectos que se entregarán en 2022 para fortalecer aún más la red de transmisión nacional.

Este proyecto en la subestación de Termocandelaria en Cartagena utiliza la tecnología de control de flujo de energía modular, SmartValve, para aliviar la congestión interregional y desbloquear 252 MW de nueva capacidad para la generación en la red existente.

SmartValve controla de forma inteligente el flujo de energía a través de las líneas de transmisión y garantiza que los flujos sean eficientes y equilibrados en toda la región. En pocas palabras, SmartValve mueve la energía de líneas muy cargadas a otras con capacidad de reserva, esta tecnología optimiza la infraestructura existente.

Al utilizar la red de forma más eficiente, SmartValve libera nueva capacidad de interconexión para la central de Termocandelaria en la red existente. Esta nueva capacidad liberada proporciona una mayor disponibilidad de energía para satisfacer la demanda y mejora la fiabilidad del suministro, aliviando las restricciones de despacho y apoyando el desarrollo económico de la región.

“Con la implementación de estos innovadores dispositivos, el Grupo contribuye a la seguridad energética del país. Además, entre sus ventajas funcionales, los smart valve ofrecen amplios beneficios ambientales y económicos, pues brindan soluciones a diferentes necesidades en un corto, mediano y largo plazo para el país, ya que disminuye la obligación de realizar nuevos proyectos de transmisión, como líneas y subestaciones, para evacuar adecuadamente la energía generada”, aseguró Fredy Zuleta, gerente General de Transmisión del Grupo Energía Bogotá.

"Estamos encantados de colaborar con el GEB en este proyecto fundamental que está desbloqueando una capacidad significativa y fortaleciendo el suministro de electricidad fiable y asequible a los consumidores de toda la región del Caribe",

Joaquin Peirano

Commercial Manager - Latin America

Joaquín Peirano, Gerente Comercial – América Latina de Smart Wires, dijo: “Los propietarios de la transmisión en Colombia están avanzando en el progreso hacia la descarbonización de la red mediante el uso de la tecnología de control de flujo de energía modular para probar la red en el futuro.”

“Estamos encantados de colaborar con el GEB en este proyecto fundamental que está desbloqueando una capacidad significativa y fortaleciendo el suministro de electricidad fiable y asequible a los consumidores de toda la región del Caribe”, dijo.

“Este trabajo muestra el compromiso del GEB de mejorar la vida de las personas en cada rincón de Colombia con energía sostenible y competitiva”.

“Colombia se ha convertido en un líder mundial en el aprovechamiento de la tecnología para permitir un futuro más limpio y ecológico. El proyecto del GEB sigue a una exitosa instalación inicial realizada por Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) el año pasado. Otros proyectos de SmartValve serán entregados más adelante en 2022 por otros propietarios de transmisión en todo el país, proporcionando capacidad adicional para las energías renovables que se conectan a través de la red.”

El uso de dispositivos FACTS (como SmartValve) está incentivado en el Plan de Expansión de Transmisión 2020-2034 de Colombia, publicado por la Unidad de Planificación Minero-Energética (UPME). Dado el valor de esta tecnología para reforzar y optimizar de forma rentable el uso de la red existente, el plan nacional incluye múltiples proyectos de FACTS en los próximos años.

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Amprion Und Smart Wires Haben Erfolgreich Modulare Lastfluss-Steuerungs Technologie Untersucht

Amprion Und Smart Wires Haben Erfolgreich Modulare Lastfluss-Steuerungs Technologie Untersucht

8. Februar 2022

Der Pilotversuch von Amprion und dem Unternehmen Smart Wires zum Einsatz von innovativer Technologie zur Optimierung der Netzauslastung ist erfolgreich abgeschlossen. 

Im Ergebnis der anderthalbjährigen Zusammenarbeit stellt Amprion fest, dass es keine technischen Vorbehalte gegen den Einsatz von SmartValve im deutschen Stromnetz gibt. Im August 2020 unterzeichneten der Übertragungsnetzbetreiber Amprion und das Unternehmen Smart Wires eine Kooperations­vereinbarung. Ziel war es, die in Deutschland bisher noch nicht eingesetzte Technologie auf Herz und Nieren zu prüfen.

Amprion hat umfangreiche Studien und technische Analysen des modularen statisch-synchronen Serien-Kompensator (mSSSC) der US-Firma Smart Wires gemacht. Der SmartValve soll dazu beitragen, Leitungen im Netz gleichmäßiger und besser auszulasten, und trägt damit zur Systemstabilität bei.

„Das Pilotprojekt hat gezeigt, dass SmartValve eine innovative Technik ist, die Potenzial hat, das Netz effizienter zu nutzen und den Bedarf an Redispatch in der Zukunft zu senken“, sagte Dr. Hendrik Neumann, technischer Geschäftsführer von Amprion.

Der SmartValve kann durch gezielte Lastflussänderungen (Bremsen oder Ziehen) die Leitungen optimal auslasten. So lässt sich das Übertragungsnetz besser steuern und auch der teure Einsatz von Kraftwerken zur Überbrückung von Netzengpässen minimieren. Die SmartValves sind einzelne Module, die zu größeren Anlagen je nach Bedarf zusammengesetzt werden können. Dadurch sind sie einfach zu transportieren und können somit auch flexibler an unterschiedlichen Standorten eingesetzt werden. Damit ergänzt die neue Technologie herkömmliche, große und schwere Phasenschieber­transformatoren (PST) und eröffnet neue Anwendungsfelder.

„Wir freuen uns sehr über den erfolgreichen Abschluss der technischen Vor-Untersuchungen, und darüber, daß ein so angesehener und kompetenter ÜNB wie Amprion keine technischen Vorbehalte gegenüber der Nutzung unserer SmartValve in seinem Netz festgestellt hat. Seit Beginn unserer Zusammenarbeit wurden SmartValve Projekte in den USA, Australien, England und Österreich durchgeführt- um nur einige Beispiele zu nennen. Wir freuen uns nun auf nächste Schritte im Rahmen der ambitionierten Klimaziele der Ampel-Regierung”, sagte Dr. Susanne Nies, Deutschland Geschäftsführerin von Smart Wires.

Die Klimaziele der EU und der Bundesregierung beschleunigen den Umbau des Stromnetzes in Europa. Neben dem notwendigen Netzausbau kommen auch immer mehr innovative Technologien zur effizienteren Netzauslastung zum Einsatz. So sieht auch der deutsche Netzentwicklungsplan den Einsatz solcher Technik zusätzlich zu neuen Ausbauprojekten vor.

„Das Pilotprojekt hat gezeigt, dass SmartValve eine innovative Technik ist, die Potenzial hat, das Netz effizienter zu nutzen und den Bedarf an Redispatch in der Zukunft zu senken"

Dr. Hendrik Neumann

Technischer Geschäftsführer von Amprion.

Amprion verbindet

Die Amprion GmbH ist einer von vier Übertragungsnetzbetreibern in Deutschland. Unser 11.000 Kilometer langes Höchstspannungsnetz transportiert Strom in einem Gebiet von Niedersachsen bis zu den Alpen. Dort wird ein Drittel der Wirtschaftsleistung Deutschlands erzeugt. Unsere Leitungen sind Lebensadern der Gesellschaft: Sie sichern Arbeitsplätze und Lebensqualität von 29 Millionen Menschen. Wir halten das Netz stabil und sicher – und bereiten den Weg für ein klimaverträgliches Energiesystem, indem wir unser Netz ausbauen. Rund 2.000 Beschäftigte in Dortmund und an mehr als 30 weiteren Standorten tragen dazu bei, dass die Lichter immer leuchten. Zudem übernehmen wir übergreifende Aufgaben für die Verbundnetze in Deutschland und Europa.

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Amprion And Smart Wires Have Successfully Tested Modular Power Flow Control Technology

Amprion And Smart Wires Have Successfully Tested Modular Power Flow Control Technology

February 08, 2022

German version available

Amprion and Smart Wires have successfully completed a pilot test on the use of innovative technology for optimisation of grid loading. As a result of the one-and-a-half-year cooperation, Amprion has found that there are no technical reservations regarding the use of SmartValve™ technology in the German power grid.

Amprion has carried out extensive studies and technical analyses of Smart Wires’ modular static synchronous series compensator (m-SSSC). The SmartValve is intended to distribute power flows more evenly across circuits, and herewith increase utilisation of lines and contribute to system stability.

“The pilot project has shown that SmartValve is an innovative technology with potential to use the grid more efficiently and to reduce the need for redispatch in the future,” said Dr. Hendrik Neumann, Chief Technical Officer of Amprion.

The SmartValve can optimally utilise the capacity of the lines through targeted load flow changes (increase or decreasing power flows on a circuit). The transmission grid can be controlled in a better way and minimise the expensive use of power plants in congestion management. SmartValves are individual modules that can be expanded into larger deployments, depending on the system needs. The technology is easy to transport, thus can be used in more flexible way at different locations. The new technology can thus complement conventional large and phase-shifting transformers (PST) and introduces new use cases and applications.

“We are very pleased about the successful completion of the preliminary technical studies and the fact that such a reputable and competent transmission network operator as Amprion did not identify any technical reservations regarding the use of SmartValve on the Amprion network. Since the start of our cooperation, SmartValve projects have been carried out in the USA, Australia, England and Austria, to name just a few examples. We now look forward to the next steps within the context of the ambitious climate targets of the new coalition government,” said Dr. Susanne Nies, General Manager Germany of Smart Wires.

The climate targets of the EU and of the German government are accelerating the transformation of the power grid in Europe. In addition to the necessary grid expansion, more innovative technologies are being used for more efficient capacity utilisation. The German grid development plan also opens application of such technology in addition to new expansion project.

"The pilot project has shown that SmartValve is an innovative technology with potential to use the grid more efficiently and to reduce the need for redispatch in the future."

Dr. Hendrik Neumann

Chief Technical Officer of Amprion

Amprion

Amprion GmbH is one of four transmission system operators in Germany. Our extra-high-voltage network is 11.000 kilometres long and transports electricity across an area that extends from Lower Saxony to the Alps. Around a third of Germany’s economic output is generated there. Our power lines are lifelines of society: They secure jobs and quality of life for 29 million people. We keep the network stable and safe – and prepare the way for a climate-compatible energy system by expanding our network. Around 2.000 employees in Dortmund and at more than 30 other sites help make sure the lights never go out. We also perform overarching operations for integrated grid systems in Germany and Europe.

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Power flow project extension to unlock further 500 MW of capacity on electricity system

POWER FLOW PROJECT EXTENSION TO UNLOCK FURTHER 500 MW OF CAPACITY ON ELECTRICITY SYSTEM

Oct 14, 2021

National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) is expanding the use of transformational power flow control technology – building on the successful installations of the world’s first large scale use of the technology on its UK network earlier this year.

NGET owns the cables and substations that form the electricity transmission system in England and Wales and is using innovative new technology to make the most of its network, avoiding the need to build new infrastructure and contributing to the UK’s net zero ambitions.

More renewables connecting to the network, the phasing out of fossil fuel generation and electrification of transport are changing the way power flows across the UK. This means that circuits become unequally loaded, causing overloads of some circuits that limits the capacity of the entire network.

By using modular power flow control technology, NGET can remove bottlenecks and unlock unused capacity on the existing network. NGET has already installed 48 SmartValves across five circuits at three of its substations in the North of England, creating 1.5 GW of extra capacity; enough to power one million UK homes with renewable energy.

With the increasing volume of renewable generation seeking to connect to the network, NGET sees a pressing need for even more capacity in the area in 2022. By scaling up the initial SmartValve deployments near Harker and Penwortham, NGET can unlock extra capacity on the existing circuits, and ultimately transfer more renewable power to its customers in a timely and cost-effective way.

The modular nature of the technology means that new SmartValves can be easily added to the existing projects, and installed devices can be moved between sites depending on the capability required on each circuit at any point in time.

The deployment design is optimised for scaling up or down the project size, meaning that expanding the project is possible within the existing site footprint. This enables faster installation timeframes, minimizes additional site works and costs, and avoids disruption to local communities and the environment.

Zac Richardson, Director of New Infrastructure said: “At NGET we’re committed to finding new ways to make the most of our existing network, delivering a cleaner, fairer and more affordable energy system that serves everyone.”

“Our Smart Wires project is using new technology at substations in the North of England to unlock extra capacity, allowing greater volumes of renewable power to be efficiently transferred to customers.”

“By expanding the initial SmartValve projects in line with the evolving needs of our network, we’re looking at delivering a further 500 MW of capacity – enough to power more than 300,000 homes – enabling us to release extra capacity quickly and without the need for new, costly infrastructure projects.”

Michael Walsh, Chief Commercial Officer at Smart Wires, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with NGET and our project partner Omexom on this portfolio of projects which leverages the true flexibility, redeployability and scalability of our technology to help decarbonise the UK electricity grid.”

The expansion of projects will be completed in 2022.

About National Grid in the UK:

  • We own and operate the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing supply and demand. We also operate, but do not own, the Scottish networks. Our networks comprise approximately 7,200 kilometres (4,474 miles) of overhead line, 1,500 kilometres (932 miles) of underground cable and 342 substations.
  • We own and operate the gas National Transmission System in Great Britain, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing supply and demand. Our network comprises approximately 7,660 kilometres (4,760 miles) of high-pressure pipe and 618 above-ground installations.
  • As Great Britain’s System Operator (SO) we make sure gas and electricity is transported safely and efficiently from where it is produced to where it is consumed. From April 2019, Electricity System Operator (ESO) is a new standalone business within National Grid, legally separate from all other parts of the National Grid Group. This will provide the right environment to deliver a balanced and impartial ESO that can realise real benefits for consumers as we transition to a more decentralised, decarbonised electricity system.
  • Other UK activities mainly relate to businesses operating in competitive markets outside of our core regulated businesses; including interconnectors, gas metering activities and a liquefied natural gas (LNG) importation terminal – all of which are now part of National Grid Ventures. National Grid Property is responsible for the management, clean-up and disposal of surplus sites in the UK. Most of these are former gas works.

Find out more about the energy challenge and how National Grid is helping find solutions to some of the challenges we face at https://www.nationalgrid.com/group/news

National Grid undertakes no obligation to update any of the information contained in this release, which speaks only as at the date of this release, unless required by law or regulation.

About Smart Wires (www.smartwires.com)

Smart Wires is a global power technology company advancing the delivery of affordable, clean electricity around the world. With our innovative technology and advanced analytics, we maximize the grid’s capacity. This means more renewables, at a lower cost and with less disruption to communities and the environment. Headquartered in North Carolina, with European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and a global workforce of 150 professionals spread across four continents, we collaborate with our customers to achieve their strategic objectives and help them face an uncertain energy future with flexible, high-impact solutions.

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Canada’s Leading Approach: Embracing Transmission Technologies to Accelerate the Energy Transition

Canada's Leading Approach: embracing transmission technologies to accelerate the energy transition

October 13, 2020

Canada has set ambitious climate targets – net zero carbon emissions by 2050 with plans for legally binding 5-year milestones. To meet these goals, Canada is targeting $27B in green infrastructure investment in just the next decade. The electric industry will play a critical role in achieving Canada’s climate targets and delivering this investment.

A 20-minute video and presentation are also available.

The WATT (Working for Advanced Transmission Technologies) Coalition hosted a thought-provoking discussion about how the Canadian electric industry is leveraging innovation to facilitate this transition quickly, affordably and with low environmental impact.

Leaders from government, key industry associations, and network owners and operators provided a variety of perspectives on how the industry is fostering innovation and embracing technology to accelerate the energy transition.

Presented by:

Mark Freyman

Chief Commercial Officer, Smart Wires

Jigar Shah

President & Co-founder, Generate Capital

Ahmed Maria

Director, Transmission Planning, IESO

Francis Bradley

President & CEO, Canadian Electricity Association

Benoit Delourme

Head of Technological Innovation & Network Evolution, Hydro Quebec

Dennis Frehlich

VP Grid Reliability, AESO

Cynthia Chaplin

Executive Director, CAMPUT

Jen Hiscock

Assistant Program Director - Smart Grid & Energy Storage, Natural Resources Canada

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