Iberdrola seeks innovative companies for early fire discovery in defended areas
The end is to reduce the environmental impact and minimise the impact on the durability of force to guests.
Iberdrola’s commitment to the protection and conservation of natural areas is carried out in agreement with its Biodiversity Policy.
Iberdrola takes another step towards minding for the terrain. The energy company, through its PERSEO start-up programme, and in collaboration with the Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub, is looking for results that enable the early discovery of fires in defended areas near power lines, with the end of reducing the environmental impact and minimising the impacts on the durability of force tocustomers.Upon discovery of the fire, Iberdrola’s Distribution Operation Centre could inform the authorities and the Fire Brigade at an early stage, as well as initiate preventative conduct to minimise the impact on guests and dissociate the lines in the area to avoid lesser damage. In this way, it also seeks to support environmental organisations with critical information that will enable them to identify the origin of the fire. The challenge will value the objectification of technologies related to thermal infrared, Internet of Effects (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision and real- time satellite imagery, amongothers.In addition, consideration will be given to the capability to identify the fire over long distances, the maturity, trustability and scalability of the result, whether tackle or software, the simplicity of installation and conservation, integration with current monitoring systems, operation in other energy means similar as substations, motor stations and wind granges and the positive impact on some of the Just Transition areas, similar as Lada and Velilla del Río Carrión. Establishment COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION OF NATURAL AREASIberdrola has further than1.1 million kilometres of transmission and distribution power lines in the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Spain. This network consists of further than high to medium voltage substations and further than1.5 million medium to low voltage distribution mills, erected and operated to give a high quality and dependable service to a aggregate of 31 million electricity force points.
The areas in which Iberdrola carries out its conditioning serve as territories for a variety of wild foliage and fauna that, in some cases, are indeed under some form of protection (Biosphere Reserves, Natura 2000 Network, Natural Park,etc.). In Spain alone, electricity lines cross kilometres of defended areas and there are 144 substations, metamorphosis centres, 31 budgets and 14 wind granges in this type of position. Iberdrola’s commitment to the protection and conservation of natural areas is carried out in agreement with its Biodiversity Policy, through its environmental operation, action plans, and monitoring of restored and compensated territories in agreement with the principle of positiveconservation.Among other conditioning, Iberdrola laboriously fights through the Tree Programme, which will plant further than 20 million trees by 2030, and works preventively at those installations and means at threat of suffering incidents due to demand peaks or rainfallconditions.MORE THAN 10 Times Instituting WITH Launch-UPSSince its creation in 2008, PERSEO has invested 85 million euros in launch-ups that develop innovative technologies and business models, fastening on those that ameliorate the sustainability of the energy sector through farther electrification and decarbonisation of theeconomy.The programme has concentrated its conditioning on analysing business openings and technological collaboration with launch-ups and arising companies around the world, analysing 300 companies each time and creating an ecosystem of nearly entrepreneurial companies. This investment instrument presently holds a portfolio of eightcompanies.Through PERSEO, Iberdrola carries out further than 25 real tests of technologies per time, which serve as a first step towards establishing a business relationship or cooperation with launch-ups. In addition, in the last two times the group has launched a aggregate of fourteen challenges in which 700 launch-ups haveparticipated.Beyond the fiscal donation, PERSEO’s support to these companies has been crucial in defining their product and business, offering them its knowledge and access to Iberdrola’s request. On the other hand, the work carried out with the launch-ups has served our company as a technological antenna to find out where our sector is heading.