A key task will be to establish an ICT platform for the development of different applications that can be used by the operational control centres, and make sure it can interface effectively with Statnett’s new operational control system.

The project will address issues relating to Big Data, challenges linked to future real-time ICT infrastructures, data security and, not least, applications leading to greater automation of the operational control system.

Better control of the flow of electricity

Operation of the power transmission grid is constantly challenged by large and unpredictable fluctuations in the flow of electricity. Spandex will attempt to test existing PMU applications in order to develop new ones and, eventually, introduce these into day-to-day operations. As a result, we will go from simply monitoring the flow of electricity to protecting and managing that flow.