Design optimisation of the power grid and its components to minimise the environmental impact of electricity consumption

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Project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Department of Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment of the Basque Government (HAZITEK 2023 Programme)

OPTIAM aims to minimise the environmental impact of electricity infrastructure and its components, ensuring its resilience through the development of innovative electrical equipment which integrate eco-design criteria and foresight digital energy planning tools that facilitate decision-making in the deployment of new generation, distribution and storage projects.

The energy transition requires efficient decarbonisation at the lowest cost of the electricity infrastructure and its components, considering the current and future situation of the electricity sector.

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The OPTIAM project is structured around 5 interrelated activities:

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Tool development for foresight evaluation of equipment and projects, coordinated by IK Ingeniería

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Economic and environmental optimisation of grid-wide power generation, storage and distribution projects, coordinated by General Electric

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Ecodesign of resilient equipment and assessment of its environmental impact for high, medium and low voltage grid, coordinated by Ormazabal

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Design and web implementation of the validation system for environmental and economic improvements related with the eco-design of equipment and the environmental optimisation of power grid design, coordinated by Equipel

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Communication, dissemination and exploitation of results, coordinated by Ormazabal

Expected results

Tool for environmental and economic assessment of equipment and projects based on foresight scenarios
Environmental and economic optimisation of projects with energy, climate and material resources foresight
System for validation and verification of improvements with implementation in new or existing certifications

Eco-designed electrical equipment:

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MV recloser equipment: Protection and Control electronics and low power metering sensors/transformers

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Prototypes of 24 and 36 kV switchgear with natural gas insulation
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Fuse bases with integrated energy monitoring elements
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Smart meters with efficiency improvement and consumption management functionalities

Consortium

Partners

Ormazabal, perteneciente al Grupo Velatia, es proveedora de soluciones personalizadas para compañías eléctricas, usuarios finales de electricidad y aplicaciones de sistemas de energías renovables.​

www.ormazabal.com

Aclara Meters, perteneciente a Aclara Technologies, se dedica al desarrollo hardware, firmware, mecánico y validación de tecnologías y de infraestructuras inteligentes para servicios eléctricos.​

www.aclara.com

Equipel works in the engineering, design and manufacture of medium and low voltage switchgear and equipment.

www.equipel.es

Ingeteam is a leading company in the design of power and control electronics, electrical machines, electrical engineering and power plants.

www.ingeteam.com

IK Ingeniería is specialised in providing eco-innovation services through the measurement and communication of the environmental profile of products, activities and organisations.

www.ik-ingenieria.com

GE Power Management is a multinational company involved in a wide range of markets, including electricity generation, transmission and distribution.

www.ge.com

Pronutec is engaged in the manufacture and marketing of equipment for low voltage electrical distribution.

www.pronutec.gorlan.com

RVCTI agents

El centro OCT funciona como unidad de investigación de Ormazabal, creado con el fin de desarrollar tecnología propia, investigando nuevas tecnologías y mejorando las existentes, así como para ofrecer nuevos productos y servicios.​

www.ormazabal.com

ormazabal corporate technology

Ingeteam Research Institute funciona como unidad de investigación propia de Ingeteam, con el fin de mejorar su tecnología e investigar en nuevas áreas de ingeniería que puedan ser aplicadas a productos y servicios de calidad.​​

www.ingeteam.com

Ingeteam Research Institute

Tecnalia es un Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico cuyo principal objetivo consiste en contribuir al desarrollo del entorno económico y social a través del uso y fomento de la Innovación Tecnológica.​​​

www.tecnalia.com

Tecnalia Research
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Communication and dissemination

El Cluster de Energía es una asociación sin ánimo de lucro cuya misión es impulsar la competitividad del sector energético vasco a través de colaboración. Actualmente integra a más de 200 empresas y entidades.​

www.clusterenergia.com