Ormazabal Provides Smart Grid Solutions to the STAR Project in Castellòn, Spain
Ormazabal was selected to supply 50% of the products and solutions for Iberdrola’s Star project in the Mediterranean region of Castellòn in Spain.
The project which has been developed to provide smart metering solutions, advanced sensing and network management solutions will allow final customers to enjoy some of the benefits obtained from smart metering such as: real time control and monitoring of the energy consumption, a more reliable and efficient power supply and as a consequence of this a reduction of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.
A total number of 600 transformer substations have been re-adapted for this purpose and a total amount of 100,000 smart metres will be installed by November 2010. Therefore Castellòn will be the first city in Spain to offer these solutions. Similar projects are being developed in the US and UK.