The inhabitants of the mountainous area of Ribera de Piquín in Lugo (Galicia) will see their electricity grid infrastructure reinforced with an innovative technological solution developed by ZIGOR which, in addition to being clean, sustainable and easy to install, shields the electricity supply to their homes in the event of a possible power failure or breakdown in the system.
Until now, villages which, due to their orography or distance from urban centres, suffered breakdowns in their electricity infrastructure were forced to wait several hours before the supply was restored. Viesgo-Begasa, relying on ZIGOR Corporación’s technology, has eliminated this blackout time. The system, in the event of a breakdown or power cut, sends an automatic warning to Viesgo’s control centre, which inicites the corresponding operation to amend the incident. At the same time, the system automatically switches to supplying these customers from lithium batteries, thereby providing continuity of energy supply until the main supply is restored.
The system will be connected to the medium voltage grid (20kV) and its main technical characteristics are 200kW of converter power and 470Kwh of energy, stored in lithium-ion batteries. This technology was successfully implemented for the first time in northern Spain in July 2020 in the Cantabrian town of San Vicente del Monte and forms part of the set of solutions that ZIGOR commercializes aimed at using battery storage as support system for the electricity grid, a high-growth market in which the solutions developed by ZIGOR place it at the technological forefront.