Sundom Smart Grid (SSG)

Start and end dates: 
June, 2014 to April, 2016
Prevailing Stage of Development: 
Brief description and/or other information regarding the project: 
The main goal of the demonstration project is to create a Living Lab in Sundom village to enable crosscutting R&D and demonstration activities between the local University, enterprises and the local community. In Sundom, the power network is becoming more urban. The network is a combination of underground cables and overhead line network. With this pilot ABB is testing the latest automatic fault management technology. One of the key features is earth fault management, which is needed as underground cables are gaining ground. A further goal is to build solutions that promote the use of renewable energy production, such as wind and solar power, in the area. The comprehensive Anvia optical fiber network in Sundom makes it possible to transfer digital measurement data in real time. The data is collected at the Anvia data center, where it is available to all operators involved in the project. As a result, University of Vaasa has a unique opportunity to study the impact of underground cables and network automation, and their cost-effectiveness in the actual environment. The goal is that consumers are provided with electricity in a reliable and optimally inexpensive way.
Project full name: 
Sundom Smart Grid
Countries involved: 
Project Main Application: 
Smart Network Management
Of the Distribution network
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