Initiatives and projects

In 2016, work was carried out on the development of 76 technological innovation projects that seek to increase the efficiency of the electricity system and facilitate the integration of renewables. A total of 8.58 million euros were earmarked for these projects.


More significant projects in progress Definition of the project
SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMER    Approval of the use of natural ester fluids as a refrigerant in standard power transformers
AMCOS  Development of electronic equipment that can control the voltage in an electricity substation and allows the frequency of an isolated system to be kept constant.
BEST PATHS                                                               European project aimed at overcoming the technical barriers that the current pan-European grid could encounter to safely integrate massive amounts of energy from renewable sources..
MIGRATE Improved understanding of the behaviour of the electricity system with high penetration of devices based on electronic power (generators, loads, HVDC links, FACTS...).
VEGETA Methodology for the optimum management of the entire vegetation treatment cycle of the 'safety corridors’ of lines.


More significant completed projects Definition of the project
TEMPERATURE MONITORING OF BURIED POWER CABLES Temperature measurement of a buried power cable by fibre optic technology, which allows the transmission capacity to be optimised. Completed in 2016.
DEMAND FORECAST Development of new tools for forecasting electrical demand both in Spanish peninsular and non-peninsular territories (NPS) electrical systems. Completed in 2016.
POSIDONIA OCEANICA This project studies the use of seeds for its recovery. Completed in 2016.
PRICE First-of-its-kind project for the deployment of demand-side management mechanisms in which more than 1,000 households in the Corredor del Henares area in the Community of Madrid are participating and which is serving to test how citizens can be more actively involved in the electricity system. Completed in 2015. 
ESP-LIDER: REDIRECTION OF POWER FLOWS   High voltage equipment for controlling the electric current flows that travel through an electricity line. Completed in 2015.
PERFILA  A project to identify a number of electricity demand patterns or profiles of small consumers, through the analysis of a sample of these consumers who already have a smart meter with hourly metering installed. Completed in 2015.  
SIPSU  A prototype system for testing tele-control equipment installed in substations. Completed in December 2013. 
VERDE- GREEN  Studies regarding the electric vehicle and its impact on the electricity system. Completed in June 2013. 
TRANSFORMER ENERGIZING VIA CONTROLLED SWITCHING RELAYS Uncontrolled energization of power transformers can produce unwanted effects on the electricity system and which may pose risks to the security of supply. Completed in 2014.
ALMACENA  Battery storage system in a substation of the transmission grid. Completed in 2013.
FLYWHEEL  Energy storage system by means of flywheels. Completed in 2014.
MOBILE TRANSFORMER With hybrid insulation (a small-sized transformer, but with similar transformer capacity to that of a conventional transformer). Completed in March 2013.
TWENTIES  The great initiative of the European electricity sector for the implementation of technologies that allow the integration of renewable energy sources, particularly wind power, in order to fulfil the objectives at a European level regarding energy efficiency and sustainability. Completed in September 2013.
 MFE SYSTEM It is an automation system that provides the remote data needed by the control system for the Spain-France interconnection in order to modulate the active power setpoint within the functioning mode that is active. Completed in June 2015.