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2019-09-30
NÚCLEO STRENGTHENS ITS POSITION IN HONDURAS IN THE SUPPLY AND COMMISSIONING OF ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION OFFICE

Núcleo, a subsidiary of Amper Group, carries out the implementation of the Advanced Electrical Distribution Management System (A-DMS) of the National Network of Honduras.

The turnkey project allows monitoring, diagnosis and remote control from the Distribution Control Center -located in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa- of the distribution network, consisting of 182 circuits, more than 85,000 transformers and approximately 65,000 km of lines. The project contemplates the remote control of the 53 distribution substations and more than 150 remote recloser stations. In addition, a backup control center has been supplied through which the entire network can be controlled from the city of San Pedro Sula.

Thanks to Núcleo - Amper Group technology, it will be possible to efficiently and sustainably manage the network, reducing the number of power supply interruptions and their duration.

Advantages of the system:
  • Knowledge of network status in real time
  • Reduction of non-technical losses
  • Reduction of response time to incidents and, consequently, of the costs derived from supply interruptions.
  • Advanced distribution network management
  • Improved quality of service provided to the customers

ADMS System

The technological solution designed by Núcleo-Amper Group is based on the SHERPA ADMS System, a SCADA System that provides specific advanced solutions for electricity distribution management (A-DMS); the system will also be integrated with the Interruption Management Service (OMS) and the Geographic Information System (GIS).

In order to guarantee the optimal operation of the network, the system is continuously fed with measurements (power flow in the lines, voltage level in the nodes, power in the lines, generator outputs, breaker states, position of transformer tap changers, etc.) with which it performs calculations such as contingency analysis, optimal power flows, reactive power control, voltage control, state estimation and others.

Finally, the system will be integrated into the NERC-CIP Plan, the North American cybersecurity model for the protection of critical infrastructure in the electricity sector.

Background

Almost 10 years ago, the Amper Group subsidiary installed the former SCADA control center for the management of the distribution network in the region of Tegucigalpa. In addition, the Company has successfully implemented 80% of the automated substations in Honduras using proprietary SHERPA technology.