The electricity sector is immersed in the energy transition, a transformation process of towards a new, more sustainable model that is decarbonised and based on renewable energy. This change of model will entail numerous challenges for the management of electricity grids, which are undoubtedly the backbone of this process.
In addition to having more robust, smarter and interconnected grids, the companies responsible for electricity systems must have asset management models that maximise the reliability of assets, essential to enable the energy transition, while at the same time facing an increasingly demanding environment, characterised by distributed generation, technological dispersion or the ageing process of facilities.
Red Eléctrica has been working with this goal in mind for many years and has developed a new asset management model that has already been consolidated within the Company and whose pillars are: the evolution of maintenance strategies towards predictive risk management, the generation of a holistic view of the system that enables the optimisation of planning in a global sense and maximises the use of resources; and the use of the latest technological advances in fields such as artificial intelligence, Big Data or IoT, as a lever for transformation.
The cornerstone of this new strategy is the SAGA platform.