The project “New Elements of Network Automation, with Advanced Distributed Intelligence Functions” started in April 2018. With a duration of 18 months, the initiative focuses on intelligent electricity distribution networks. It has three main objectives: (i) the development of equipment with adequate capacities to receive protection and control functions within the framework of intelligent networks; (ii) the creation of a prototyping laboratory for advances in equipment in intelligent distribution systems; (iii) the implementation of intelligent algorithms and software, to be loaded onto developed products.
Together, intelligent software and equipment, should address present day problems in distribution networks, specifically to reduce downtime (supply interruptions).
The project “New Elements of Network Automation, with Advanced Distributed Intelligence Functions” is financed by EDP Brasil, in the environment regulated by the Brazilian National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL). Research execution and management are carried out by STPTec and INESC P&D Brasil.