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Enel to deploy digital transformers from Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Feb 12, 2021
Substations
Posted by Patrick Haddad

Enel Infrastructure and Networks division has chosen to deploy the TXpert™ Ecosystem for digitalization of transformers from Hitachi ABB Power Grids.

These will be its first digital power transformers equipped with advanced data-driven capabilities to measure transformer ageing perform and real-time analytics on transformer health. The TXpert™ Ecosystem can also enable virtual site management, contributing to increased grid reliability and quality of service

This collaboration between Enel and Hitachi ABB Power Grids will start in Italy, where Enel distributes around 200 TWh units of electricity to more than 30 million end-users.

The pilot phase of the project will take place in Enel’s substation of Cortina D’Ampezzo using two 40 MVA TXpertTM digital power transformers. This will increase the reliability of the electrical grid in the well-known mountain resort of Cortina, situated in the heart of the southern Alps in Veneto region of Northern Italy.

“With TXpertTM we will optimize the operations and maintenance of our transformers. We expect to improve reliability and reduce risk with consequent life extension of transformers, looking at the company targets of a more sustainable grid and better power quality,” said Flavio Mauri, from Enel’s Infrastructure and Networks division. “Together with Hitachi ABB Power Grids we will create value by deploying intelligent solutions for the main components of electricity networks”.

Source and image: Hitachi ABB

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