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Smart Rural Grid, the Digital Grid

The management of packets of electricity will change the way the electricity is distributed. The Smart Grid will be improved by the Digital Grid

The Smart Rural Grid system aims at facilitating the appraisal of local markets of electricity, increasing the share of renewables injected in the distribution networks, thanks to the power electronics managed by the IDPR (Intelligent Distribution Power Router), as well as short term forecasting tools and specific BMS and EMS systems

By using the Smart Rural Grid system, the Utilities will be able improve the resilience of their shape tree networks, creating a quasi-grid based on the IDPR’s intelligence, instead of having to invest in new networks for increasing the hosting capacity and avoiding, at the same time, the environmental impact. The creation of local markets of energy will reduce the loses due to the transport and distribution of electricity from remote generation points. At the same time, by balancing the phases, further loses of electricity will be avoided.

Smart Rural grid means digitalisation of the electricity

The outcome of the SRG project will allow utilities to interconnect energy between a variety of actors, including prosumers, consumers, distributed generators and energy storages, to enable multi-directional power flows. Such power flows are managed by an innovative hierarchical management tool, enabling the optimization of the operation of the rural grid while both isolated and connected to the main distribution grid. In the power plane of the architecture, power flows are controlled by exploiting the flexibility provided by a variety of wired and wireless communication technologies that helps to cope with geographical restrictions, along with an innovative so called Intelligent Distribution Power Router (IDPR) device. This device, which is based on power electronics and secondary batteries, permits to actually route power between each of the phases of the three-phase distribution system


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05 Jun 2016
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Vicente Durá's picture

Great Project. Congratulations.


Congratulations on a job level of excellence where it has invested a lot of time with a result of the first order.

Andres Lopez's picture

Very interesting and real project. It sounds well. Good luck!

Xavier Martinez's picture

Smart Rural Grid has done a fantastic job, carried out by a great team. Congratulations, the results are incredible.

Jonatan Pérez Vaquero's picture

The future for rural environment. Congrats

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Olaf Borg's picture

Amazing idea to manage "packets energy" for diseminated areas.

Fiona Kruger's picture

Nice project
Judson Miles's picture

I like quasi-grid concept. I hope to read more coming soon.

Andreu Masó's picture


Jordi Alsina's picture

Expectant pel projecte.

Josep Maria Mesquies Call's picture

Gran Projecte, Molt engrescador, FELICITATS¡¡¡


Aaron Britt's picture

The variaty of actors, should be the new rules to change the electricity sector in EU.

Rafael Vallbona's picture

The simulation applyed with a real development for sure, to get success 
Good  project.
Chris Wallen's picture

Today noon, I've been enjoying from Spain , the interesting webinar.

It has been interesting the idea of dynamic bordes and why to introduce  low scale of storage.

Thank you to explain the project

Pedro Moreno's picture

Great project. That the power be with you,

Cristina Planas's picture

Rural areas should be studied for not loss optunities than urban areas. I hope that the final conclusions gives some good news at our society.

Cristina Planas's picture

Rural areas should be studied for not loss optunities than urban areas. I hope that the final conclusions gives some good news at our society.

Ernest Ullastres Viaplana's picture

This project could be a depart point to apply actually the real smargrid concept.

Sophie Ros's picture

My best desires!  Good luck