GODEL Analytics monitoring screen
Neoenergia has made ongoing investments in
the development of technologies for smart
grids. One of the
major projects developed is GODEL – Observatory of Losses Reduction Networks, a
full solution that involves GODEL Smart Sensor technology and GODEL Analytics.
The project is a pioneer in the sector, and was registered and patented at
INPI, for the protection of intellectual property rights.
GODEL Smart Sensor has a double
functionality: it can be used both to identify defects and to monitor losses in
distribution networks. It is a network automation equipment and has a working
voltage of up to 69 kV. It works by identifying power failures using a current
sensor, as well as accurately measuring current and power factor angle,
enabling the calculation of technical and commercial losses per feeder section.
“The equipment consists of three sensor units
and a concentrator unit, called Remote. Remote unit receives real-time data
from the sensors and transfers it to the Operations Center and the engineering
server. Currently, more than 6,000 sensors are installed in Neoenergia's
networks, and more than 7,000 in other distributors in Brazil. Concept tests
are also being carried out in other countries such as Argentina, Colombia,
Peru, Mexico, Paraguay and Costa Rica”, says José Antonio Brito, Neoenergia’s R&D
Data from energy meters and Smart Sensors is
processed by GODEL Losses Module, which performs the segmented calculation of
technical and commercial losses by network stretches. This application is
registered with the INPI as Neoenergia's intellectual property and is licensed
for commercial use by Sinapsis Inovação em Energia, a spin-off company from USP
– Universidade de São Paulo.
GODEL Analytics is a big data viewer, through
which it is possible, quickly and visually, to consult results of losses by
feeder section and by equipment, in addition to crossing these results with
technical and commercial information, enriching the analysis and creating
intelligence for the business. Based on the analyses, actions can be planned to
intelligently and assertively reduce technical and commercial losses and to
monitor the evolution of results over time.
Altogether, more than 10 million customers and 600 thousand kilometers
of network are monitored by GODEL. Over three years, over 400 works have been carried
out to reduce technical losses and 17 thousand inspections to reduce commercial
losses, guided by technology.