15 June 2023

Ibero-american energy meeting recognizes REN charging solution

Speed-E, a mobility solution developed by REN - Redes Energéticas Nacionais that enables electric vehicles to directly charge from Very-High-Voltage lines, was selected as one of the top projects showcased at the Ibero-American Regional Meeting of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE). The 19th Meeting, held in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, provided a platform for over 800 participants from 18 countries to discuss the key trends in the electricity sector.

Speed-E, by granting direct access to the Very-High-Voltage network, overcomes the limitations of the distribution network and offers network connectivity to remote regions where the distribution network might not be accessible. REN's innovative solution positions the company as a facilitator in the shift towards sustainable mobility. It complements existing solutions and effectively supports the decarbonisation of the mobility sector by utilizing the existing Transmission Grid, thereby ensuring cost-effectiveness.

Apart from speed-E, which was recognized in the "Substations and Electrical Installations" category, REN received another accolade from the jury of the 19th Meeting for one of its projects. The project titled "Impact of the Use of Transmission Network Models in the Probabilistic Assessment of the Adequacy of Electricity Systems - The Portuguese Case" received recognition in the "Electricity Markets and Regulation" category. This study explores the effects of incorporating the transmission network into the long-term assessment of static and operational reserve adequacy in interconnected power systems.

CIGRE, established in 1921 in Paris, France, is the largest organization globally in the high-voltage electricity field. CIGRE serves as a platform that unites esteemed experts from various technology and technical management fields of power systems. It fosters a collaborative global community for the generation and exchange of expertise in energy systems.

Learn more about the speed-E project here.