A step further towards digital engineering

Signed contract on co-financing of a research and development project

HELB experts launched a research and development project in cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing – FER, HEP – ODS, and Sedam IT to develop a system for monitoring the energy flows of the secondary distribution network and thus provide in-depth insight into the state of the power grid. The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Agency for Small Business, Innovation and Investment HAMAG BICRO.

In Croatia, HEP ODS has been reducing losses for many years. From 2003 until today, they have reduced losses by over 5%. In 2018, losses amounted to 1,287 GWh, which is 7.6% of total distributed energy. Considering the region where the average losses are around 15%, Croatia is far ahead thanks to the continuous work of HEP-ODS on improving the system. This project’s goal is to contribute to the further improvement of the distribution system and reduce losses to the EU level, which potentially present significant savings.

The system will enable distribution system operators to detect technical and non-technical losses and enable the prediction of energy losses in the distribution system. The aim is to develop a system for continuous analysis of technical parameters of network distribution, which would estimate and predict losses by applying machine learning. More about the project on the link.

January 14, 2021

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