Energinet, Denmark’s national transmission system operator (TSO), has accelerated its digital journey with the selection of Hitachi Energy's Lumada Asset Performance Management (APM) solution. This latest collaboration between Hitachi Energy and Energinet will help the TSO better assess grid reinvestments needed to achieve 2030 carbon neutrality goals. Hitachi Energy and Energinet have been partnering since 2013, with the successful installation of 420-kV compact gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for Revsing substation.
The IEA recognizes Denmark as a global leader in the energy transition. Energinet integrates large variable renewable energy while also maintaining a highly reliable and secure electrical power grid. The company was ranked among the most efficient and cost-effective transmission companies in Europe by a benchmark study of TSOs conducted by European supply regulators.
Earlier this year, Energinet decided to extend its Revsing substation with Hitachi Energy’s EconiQ gas-insulated lines which will avoid adding over 2000 kg of sulfur hexafluoride into the Danish transmission network while increasing renewables integration.
A large portion of Energinet’s current infrastructure is nearing 50 years of age and is in need of upgrade. Energinet launched MIMER, a widespread digitalization project focused on upgrading its assets. The project includes the installation of sensors on transformers, circuit breakers and disconnectors, as well as the deployment of Lumada APM.
The solution features visualization and analytics tools that will equip Energinet’s operators with data-driven insights to help them identify risks, prioritize asset maintenance and make timely decisions on the critical equipment that supports their grid. In this way, Energinet can optimize reinvestment funds while ensuring business growth.
Lumada APM combines deep domain expertise and Hitachi’s Lumada IoT capabilities to provide customers with flexibility and faster time to value. Through analytics and simulations, it allows customers like Energinet to uphold their core values of safety, reliability and sustainability by enabling them to take a more intelligent risk-based approach to asset management.
Lumada APM not only helps them avoid critical asset failures or worse, by addressing the right asset needs at the right time, it also serves as a key tool for utilities looking to reduce their carbon footprint in every way possible, including reducing the frequency of in-person maintenance and truck rolls across the service territory.