Demonstration of Ampacimon’s suite of products on Elia’s interconnectors, assessing the thermal rating of transmission lines by direct physical measurements and increasing their available capacity.
Power lines and transformers are operated using a specific rating which determines the maximum constant current (allowed load) of a line. Grid operators take into account this thermal limit to determine the available transmission and distribution capacity. To exploit available latent capacities in the line, Ampacimon has developed a suite of products which bring an assessment of the actual thermal rating by direct physical measurements. This has significantly increased imports and exports in Belgium (around 10% of available import/export capacity), and resolved congestions, and reduced redispatching and curtailment costs.
Frédéric Vassort (CEO of Ampacimon):