R&D

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

ANEEL’s Technological Research and Development Program of the Electric Energy Sector – R&D was created to ensure the proper allocation of human and financial resources in projects that demonstrate originality, innovation, applicability, relevance and economic viability of products and services. With this, it is possible to develop applications that lead to the creation of new or technologically improved equipment and processes that contribute to the security of electricity supply, the low tariffs, the reduction of the environmental impact of the sector and the technological dependence of the country.

By law, all electricity generation, transmission and distribution companies must annually apply a minimum percentage of their net operating revenues to this R&D Program.

ANEEL regulates investment in the program, monitors project implementation and evaluates its results, in accordance with the directives and guidelines contained in its Electric Energy Research and Development Program Manual.

POWERCONSULT, tuned to the needs of the Sector, develops R&D Projects in several areas, including:

– Development of New Study Techniques and Power System Analysis

– Development of New Study Techniques and Analysis for Distribution Systems.

– Development of New Study Techniques and Analysis Related to Expansion Planning.

– Development in Regulatory, Tariffs and Environment Areas.

POWERCONSULT projects that are in progress or have been completed in the R&D area are listed below. These projects were carried out by renowned institutions from various states of Brazil, seeking to meet unresolved demands for constant improvement of the electricity transmission service.

 

– Projects in partnership with COPPE and STATE GRID (Contracting Company)

– Research on the impact of large-scale wind and solar generation connections to the Brazilian National Power Grid (SIN). In progress.

– Investigation of the impact of UHVDC transmission systems in the Brazilian Interconnected Power System (BIPS) and investigation of the static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) to improve voltage and electromechanical stability. In progress.

 

– Projects in partnership with UFF and STATE GRID (Contracting Company)

– VSC Converters for HVDC transmission using overhead lines. In progress.

 

– Projects in partnership with PUC – RJ, and with LIGHT (Contracting Company)

– Market Forecast by Planning Region. ANEEL / LIGHT / PUC – RJ – Project 068/2002. Market and Distribution Area. Completed

– Determination of Quality of Power Supply in Distributed Generation. ANEEL / LIGHT / PUC – RJ – Project 065 / 2002. Generation and Quality Area. Completed.

– Development of tools to evaluate the penetration of distributed generation in the electric energy market. ANEEL / LIGHT / PUC – RJ – Project 078 / 2002. Generation and Market Area. Completed.

– Study and Development of Integrated Information System of Large Clients. ANEEL / LIGHT-PUC – RJ – Project 018/2003. Commercial area. Completed. .

– Marginal Costs of Development Network Integrated with Business Management Systems. ANEEL / PUC – RJ / UFF – Project 004/2005. Regulation Areas and Tariffs. Completed.

– Elaboration of Computational Tool to Estimate Consumption and Potential of Conservation of Electric Energy in Communities of Low Acquisitive Power. ANEEL / LIGHT / PUC – RJ / COPPE-UFF. 2006/2007 cycle. Project 015/2006. Market Areas, Energy Efficiency, Losses and Techniques of Socio-Economic Research. Completed.

– Development of a Estimation and Satisfaction Monitoring Tool of LIGHT Residential Consumer. ANEEL / LIGHT / PUC – RJ – Project 013/2006. Completed.

– Low Income Subclass Framework Methodology. ANEEL / LIGHT / PUC – RJ – Project 030/2007. Cycle2007 / 2008. Completed.

– Development of Tools for Customer Satisfaction evaluation  and for Income Versus Satisfaction Versus Consumption Relations. ANEEL / LIGHT / PUC – RJ – Project 009/2007. Completed.

– Determination of Typical Load and Demand Factors by Activities. ANEEL / LIGHT / UFF / PUC – RJ – Project 018/2007. Completed.

– Dimensioning of Energy Demand in New Industrial Consumer Facilities. ANEEL / LIGHT / UFF / PUC – RJ – Project 020/2007. Completed.

– Methodology and Computational Program for Determining the Efficiency of Communication and Marketing Actions in Satisfaction Indicators. ANEEL / LIGHT / PUC – RJ – Project 009/2007. Completed.

– Valuation of Socio-Cultural Projects. ANEEL / LIGHT / PUC – RJ / AIRES – Project 053/2010. Completed.

 

– Projects in partnership with PUC – RJ, and AMPLA (Contracting Company)

– Development of New Differentiated Tariff Model for Low Voltage Customers with Continuous Measurement. ANEEL / AMPLA / PUC – RJ. Regulation Areas, Tariffs and Losses. 2006/2007 cycle. Completed.

– Impact Assessment of the Implementation of a New Relationship Concept with AMPLA Customers (Guardians). ANEEL / AMPLA / PUC – RJ. Marketing and Loss Areas. 2006/2007 cycle. Completed.

– Methodology for the Establishment of the Correlation Energy Consumption & Family Income, aiming at Establishing the Payment Capacity of BT Residential Consumers. ANEEL / AMPLA / PUC – RJ. 2007/2008 cycle. Completed.

– Integrated Methodology for Market Analysis and Development of Commercial Procedures ANEEL / AMPLA / PUC – RJ. 2007/2008 Cycle ANEEL / AMPLA / PUC – RJ. Completed.

 

– Projects in partnership with PUC – RJ, and with ELEKTRO (Contracting Company)

– Development of System for Commercial Loss Detection in Distribution Networks. ANEEL / ELEKTRO-PUC – RJ. Areas: Commercial, Distribution and Losses. Cycle 2003. Completed.

– Studies and Technical and Economic Impacts of the load curves and consumption habits of ELEKTRO customers. Market Areas, Energy Efficiency, Losses, Correspondence Analysis Techniques. 2006/2007 cycle. Completed.

– Development of Elektro’s Typical Load Factors (Fc) and Demand Factors (Fd) Patterns, Using Statistical and Computational Intelligence Techniques, and Market Research and Measurements. ANEEL / ELEKTRO / PUC – RJ. 2007/2008 cycle. Completed.

 

– Projects in partnership with UFF and LIGHT (Contracting Company)

– Load Modeling of LIGHT System for Dynamic Voltage Variations. ANEEL / LIGHT / UFF. Cycle 2005/2006. Power System Area. Completed.

– Determination of Transformer Loading Limits Taking into account Thermodynamic Models and Three-dimensional Analysis (3D). ANEEL / LIGHT / UFF / COGNITOR – Project P & D-19/2007. Completed.

– New technologies for Modeling Urban Furniture Lighting. ANEEL / AMPLA / UFF / AIRES – Project P & D-28/2008. Completed.

– UltraSonic Time-Domain Reflectometer (USTDR) Technology for Detecting and Locating Insulating Oil Leakage in 138 kV Underground Lines. ANEEL / LIGHT / UFF / AIRES – R&D Project A2.2. Cycle 2010. Completed.

– Determination of Transformer Loading Limits taking into account Thermodynamic Models and Three-dimensional Analysis (3D). Continuation Project started in 2018. ANEEL / LIGHT / UFF / AIRES / COGNITOR – Project P & D-106/2018. In progress.

 

– Projects in partnership with UFRJ and LIGHT (Contracting Company)

– Evaluation and Definition of Requirements of Distributed Generation Plants Interconnected to the Electrical Network through Voltage Inverters. ANEEL / LIGHT / UFRJ / RECREATE. Cycle 2011. Completed.

 

– Projects in partnership with CEPEL and LIGHT (Contracting Company)

– Development of new substation reliability models applied to the works prioritization process. ANEEL / LIGHT / CEPEL / AIRES. Cycle 2008.Completed.

 

– Other Partnerships

– Development of Methodologies and System for Energy Investment Strategies. ANEEL / MPX-PUC – RJ, Cycle 2003. Completed

– Tariffs of Use of Distribution System for Generating Units. ANEEL / LIGHT / PSR. Regulation Areas and Tariffs. Cycle 2005. Completed.

– Evaluation and Definition of Requirements of Distributed Generation Plants Interconnected to the Electrical Network through Voltage Inverters. ANEEL / LIGHT / UFRJ / RECREATE. Cycle 2011. Completed

– Development of New Substation Reliability Models Applied to the Works Prioritization Process, ANEEL / LIGHT / CEPEL / AIRES – Project 012/2009. Completed.

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