Analog Devices, Inc. and Gridspertise, the new Enel Group subsidiary providing sustainable solutions to Distribution Network Operators (DSOs), announced a collaboration to advance the resilience and quality of smart grids around the world. The collaboration enables the development of new hardware and software that supports self-healing and the adaptation of the distribution network in response to significant changes in energy supply and demand as sources of renewable energy are brought online.
The joint effort builds on the long-term collaboration of smart meters and grid digitization solutions between ADI and Enel over the past fifteen years. Today, ADI is working with Gridspertise to provide even more accurate and precise metering and monitoring capabilities through real-time data. This translates into increased network reliability, through faster response times, improved resiliency and better quality of service to customers, while enabling utilities to improve their operational efficiency and a rapid transition to an energy clean as well as flexibility services. The technologies are suitable for improving legacy infrastructure from different geographies and life stages and do not require costly rebuilds. Additionally, they minimize the environmental impact of assets, making digitalization a key driver for more sustainable electricity distribution networks.
“Based on an open innovation approach, Gridspertise collaborates with key players from different sectors to industrialize and provide the most advanced hardware and software solutions on the market for the digitalization of electricity distribution networks, helping DSOs around the world to accelerate the energy transition,” said Robert Denda, Managing Director, Gridspertise. “We are delighted with our collaboration with ADI in the footsteps of Enel. We look forward to continuing to deliver advanced grid technologies that enable operators to better manage aggregate demand from residential and commercial buildings and support the future of the energy system in which our customers become prosumers.
“ADI technologies span the entire electrification ecosystem, from vehicles to energy storage to charging stations, and today they are becoming even more important for power distribution networks. , where precision measurement and digitization are key to ensuring greater flexibility and resilience,” said Patrick Morgan, vice president of automotive electrification and sustainable energy, Analog Devices. “We are excited to extend our collaboration with Gridspertise to our next generation of advanced energy metering, isolation, detection and control solutions.”