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Iberdrola operates more than 1.1 million kilometers of electricity transmission and distribution lines in the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Spain. The network includes more than 4,400 high to medium voltage substations and more than 1.5 million medium to low voltage distribution transformers – built and operated to provide high quality and reliable service to a total of 31 million electricity supply points. Read on to discover the necessity of the Iberdrola Fire Detection Challenge.

however, the areas where Iberdrola operates are also home to a variety of wildlife and plants that are sometimes under official protection, such as biosphere reserves or national parks. For example, in Spain alone, the grid covers 19,314 kilometers of protected land and there are 144 substations, 8,793 transformers, 31 reservoirs and 14 wind farms on these sites.

About Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub

The Iberdrola Fire Detection in Protected Areas Startup Challenge is launched in the context of the new Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub† Iberdrola builds a global benchmark for smart grids through open collaboration and co-working between i-DE technicians, suppliers, startups and various organizations from all over the world.

Ready to support Iberdrola’s conservation goals in protected areas?

Iberdrola’s commitment to environmental protection and conservation in these natural environments is based on the principles established in its biodiversity policy, through its environmental management, action plans and monitoring of restored and compensated habitats according to the principle of positive compensation.

In this context, Iberdrola, through its PERSEO Startups Program, is looking for:

  • Early warning solutions that: detect fire near power lines
  • Solutions that reduce the environmental impact of such fires
  • Solutions that minimize disruption of supply continuity for Iberdrola customers

Iberdrola is also seeking support from environmental agencies with critical information to pinpoint the origin of the fire.

In the assessment of applications, the following technologies, among other possible technological applicationswill be considered positive:

  • spectroscopy
  • Thermal Infrared
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Computer vision
  • Real-time satellite images
  • …and more!

In addition, when a fire is detected, Iberdrola’s Distribution Operations Center can alert authorities and firefighters, take preventive measures to reduce the impact on customers and disconnect pipes in the area to protect the system from further damage.

Discover the benefits of participating in the Iberdrola Global Startup Challenge

The prize consists of the signing of a collaboration and proof of concept agreement with PERSEO and/or another relevant Iberdrola group company by Iberdrola.

PERSEO and/or the relevant company:

  • bear the costs of the collaboration and the proof of concept;
  • provide the winner with the necessary technical support to test the solution access to equipment, devices, infrastructure, high-tech locations and collaborative work areas† and
  • give the winner a real environment and real data to test the solution

If the proof of concept is satisfactory, PERSEO and/or the relevant company, directly or indirectly through another company of the Iberdrola group, may offer participants the opportunity to scale up their solution through commercial agreements.

Selected proposals will also be directly included in the Global Smart Grids Innovation Hubs registration process as an employee who can benefit from the services, activities and resources the hub makes available.

In addition, PERSEO may consider investing in your solution!

What criteria does Iberdrola consider?

Any solution that addresses the challenge of fire detection in protected areas is welcome! More specifically, Iberdrola looks for solutions that correspond to the following points:

  • Long Distance Fire Detection Capacity
  • The maturity, reliability and scalability of the hardware, software or hybrid solution
  • Easy installation and maintenance
  • The possibility of integration into existing surveillance systems
  • Total costs (both initial and recurring)
  • Application in other energy sources such as substations, transformers and wind farms
  • Positive impact, if any, on Just Transition areas (e.g. Lada and Velilla del Río Carrion)
  • Additional uses of your technology (pruning management support, safety distance monitoring, line parameter measurements, bird deterrent, etc.)

The Iberdrola Networks team of business experts will be responsible for selecting one or more innovative solutions for the early detection of fires near power lines.

Important Dates for Iberdrola Fire Detection Startup Challenge

Applications are now open!

  • Deadline for applications is 13 May 2022
  • Specialists from the Iberdrola Networks group will assess your proposals in May 2022
  • The pilot project will start in the second half of 2022 – more details to follow!

Ready to expand your innovative fire detection solution with Iberdrola and better protect natural habitats? Sign up today!

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