AMPACIMON

Founded in 2010 based on research undertaken since 2003 at University of Liège, Ampacimon developped innovative Dynamic Line Rating systems (DLR) for transmission/distribution systems operators.

This new technology belongs to the « smart grid » world of innovations to actively manage electricity grids. It is made of stand-alone sensors installed on high-voltage lines, coupled to software interfacing with dispatching centers SCADAs.

The system consists of sensors installed on high-voltage lines that measure key parameters influencing the maximum thermal capacity of a line (vibrations, temperature, sag, wind speed). It measures the so-called « ampacity » of a line, i.e its true, real-time maximum capacity (which is usually significantly higher than its design capacity). This system also allows to reliably forecast this capacity up to two days in advance.

A first field-test was initiated in 2008 on the Elia high-voltage grid in Belgium. Through the EU-funded «Twenties » project (completed in 2013) with RTE (France), REE (Spain) and Elia (Belgium), Ampacimon was able to demonstrate that its DLR system was not only technologically proven, but also the most effective in the field.

Since then, Ampacimon started bringing to the market the ADR (Ampacimon Dynamic Rating) product line, including quantification/modelling tools, real-time monitoring systems, up to day-ahead forecasting software, integrated in T/DSOs SCADAs.

Ampacimon works alongside its customers globally, helping them to optimize their grids.

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