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Patent
Ormazabal | Date: 2017-08-09

The present invention relates to a high-voltage insulated adaptor (100) for application at a point of connection between a piece of high-voltage electrical equipment (6) and at least one measuring, control and protecting means (8), which allows connecting the measuring, control and protecting means (8) with at least one bar (10) of the main set of bars of the high-voltage electrical equipment (6), regardless of the type of element (5) for electrical connection existing in the high-voltage electrical equipment (6), where the adaptor (100) additionally comprises at least one anchoring means (9) securing the installation of the assembly formed by the insulating body (1) and the measuring, control and protecting means (8) on the bushing (5) for electrical connection corresponding to at least one bar (10) of the main set of bars of the high-voltage electrical equipment (6).


Patent
Ormazabal | Date: 2014-07-10

A cable testing device (6) integrated in high-voltage electrical equipment (3) provided with a main circuit (17), including at least one line connection (4) and one cable outlet (5); at least one control means comprising at least one switch (1a) and/or one disconnecting switch (1b, 1c, 1d). The testing device (6) stands out as it is installed as a first element upstream of the cable outlet (5) and at the same time downstream of the switch (1a) and/or of the disconnecting switch (1b)(1c)(1d), the testing device (6) being independent from the operation of the main circuit (17), such that the switch (1a) and/or the disconnecting switch (1b)(1c)(1d) keep their contacts in an open position during cable testing, the voltage to perform cable testing being injected into the cable outlet (5) through the testing device (6).


Patent
Ormazabal | Date: 2017-04-19

The invention relates to a control system comprising a drive (4) allowing the transmission of at least three switching positions of an electrical device (6) depending on the movement of an actuator (8) having two functional positions (A, B) and depending on the position of at least one blocking means (1) for blocking at least two positions (C, D) which is integrated in a transmission part (5, 5, 5).


Patent
Ormazabal | Date: 2017-10-11

Enables an electrical connection to be made in an insulated, shielded manner that makes it possible to sense a voltage presence signal, between the cable (3) and the electrical equipment with a female bushing (4) without the need to substitute or modify the high-voltage electrical equipment (2), only adding fastening elements for the adapter (1). Said adapter (1) comprises a body (6) of insulating material, equipped with a first connection end (8) configured to couple in a sealed manner into said at least one female bushing (4) of the high-voltage electrical equipment (2) and with a second connection end (9) configured to couple to the female terminal (5) of the cable (3).


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-ITN-ETN | Phase: MSCA-ITN-2015-ETN | Award Amount: 2.82M | Year: 2016

MEAN4SG network aims to educate 11 young researchers in the smart grids metrology field by constructing a training network gathering the whole innovation value chain. The main EU actors in the field of smart grids metrology have worked together, under the umbrella of the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET), and relying on the support of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), in order to design a training program coping with the principal R&D challenges related to metrology for smart grids while tackling the shortage of highly-skilled professionals on this area that has been foreseen by the European Commission, the electricity grids industrial sector and the academia. The overall MEAN4SG research programme tackles the main research challenges in the smart grids metrology field identified by the European R&D community: (1) power quality analysis, (2) smart grids modelling and management, (3) advanced monitoring through Phasor Measurement Units applications and (4) smart cable diagnosis. These main goals have been divided into eleven specific objectives, which will be assigned to the fellows, for them to focus their R&D project, PhD Thesis and professional career. The established training plan answers the challenges identified by the SET Plan Education Roadmap. Personal Development Career Plans (PCDP) will be tuned up for every fellow, being their accomplishment controlled by a Personal Supervisory Team (PST), composed by a main supervisor from the beneficiary and two mentors from the institutions hosting the two fellows secondments. The training plan includes intra-network activities, like Specific Courses lectured by the project partners, as well as network-wide initiatives, like two secondments for every fellow, PhD Seminars organized in cooperation with EURAMET and Summer Schools. Internal agreements have been reached among the beneficiaries to ensure the access for all the fellows to the obtention of a PhD degree.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: INFRAIA-1-2014-2015 | Award Amount: 10.00M | Year: 2015

Renewable energy sources are key enablers to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and to cope with the anthropogenic global warming. The intermittent behaviour of them and their limited storage capabilities present new challenges to power system operators in maintaining power quality and reliability. However, the increased availability of advanced automation and communication technologies has also provided new intelligent solutions to these challenges. Previous work has presented various new methods to operate highly interconnected power grids with corresponding components in a more effective way. As a consequence of these developments the traditional power system is transformed into a cyber-physical system, a Smart Grid. Previous and ongoing research activities have mainly focused on validating certain aspects of Smart Grids, but until now no integrated approach for analysing and evaluating complex configurations in a cyber-physical systems manner is available. The lack of system validation approaches for Smart Grids is especially addressed by ERIGrid. By providing a Pan-European research infrastructure ERIGrid supports the technology development as well as the roll out of Smart Grid solutions and concepts in Europe. It tackles a holistic, cyber-physical systems based approach by integrating 18 European research centres and institutions with outstanding research infrastructures and jointly develops common methods, concepts, and procedures. ERIGrid also integrates and enhances the necessary research services for analysing, validating and testing Smart Grid configurations. System level support and education for industrial and academic researchers in is provided as well to foster future innovation. ERIGrid addresses these challenging aims by providing a single entry point to the provided research infrastructure and offering a broad spectrum of services to researchers active in Smart Grids. This will strengthen the technical leadership of Europe in the energy domain.


Patent
Ormazabal | Date: 2015-08-19

The present invention relates to an electrical coupling device. The electrical coupling device (1) allows coupling between different sets of busbars (2, 3) that are encapsulated or insulated in their corresponding modules (4, 5), such that said coupling is carried out when they are live, i.e., without putting a line connection switchboard comprising the set of busbars (2) out of service. The device (1) allows performing quick and safe electrical coupling, maintaining the protection rating of IP2X at all times.


Patent
Ormazabal | Date: 2016-10-26

The present invention relates to an on-load tap changer device, which allows the automatic regulation of voltage in the secondary winding (28) of high-voltage electrical equipment (26) by selecting the number of turns of the primary winding (27) by means of an on-load tap changer device (1), having reduced volume and weight, obtaining the highest possible number of transformation ratios without changing the constructive arrangement of the high-voltage electrical equipment (26).


Patent
Ormazabal | Date: 2015-08-12

The present invention relates to an electrical low-voltage power distribution equipment for the distribution of electrical power to different consumers, wherein the equipment can be expanded when it is live to allow supplying power to a larger number of consumers, maintaining an IP protection rating of IP2X at all times, for which purpose it basically comprises at least one outlet with a fuse-holder base (2) and at least one set of busbars (1) encapsulated in an insulation module (4) preventing access to live parts, as well as a connection point (6) that allows the expansion thereof when it is live and is also encapsulated in the insulation module (4).


Patent
Ormazabal | Date: 2014-04-30

The method for monitoring partial discharges in distribution elements (4) in voltage, online or offline, of a high voltage power distribution network (2) elements (4), provided with distribution elements (4), is carried out by means of at least one measuring equipment (13, 14) and at least one device for producing and injecting defined charge pulses (1), such that in a first the tracking of the voltage of the distribution network (2) step is carried out and in a second step, by means of the production and injection of a defined charge pulse and synchronized with the voltage of the network (2), the measurements of the partial discharges are quantified through the measuring equipments (13, 14) regardless of the configuration or topology of the distribution network (2). At the same time several measuring equipments (13, 14) can be synchronized. By means of this monitoring method it is allowed carrying out remotely both the monitoring of the distribution network (2) and the management of its facilities (3, 3 3).

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