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Sirti: IoT project for monitoring electrical infrastructures

18 July 2022

A highly innovative system, jointly created with Terna, which will enable the real-time and remote analysis of data, even on lines located in difficult-to-reach areas and areas subject to extreme weather conditions.

Milan, 18 July 2022 - Sirti – an innovation hub in the network infrastructure development field and in digital and cybersecurity services – has announced the completion of an Internet of Things project jointly created with Terna, the company that manages the national high and ultra-high voltage power transmission network, for the real-time and remote monitoring of electrical infrastructures.

Specifically, the project has involved the creation of an IoT system – equipped with sensors, edge computing modules and modules for the transmission of data to a central platform – able to monitor electrical infrastructures even in areas that are difficult to reach and subject to extreme environmental conditions, characterised by strong winds and low temperatures.

Working in synergy with Terna’s technical staff, Sirti Digital Solutions developers and Sirti Energia professionals have created an integrated system for the measurement, collection and real-time processing of data on the functioning of the high-voltage electricity lines, composed of a series of technological and operational elements

This complex system comprises: a network of sensors, to measure the voltage loads on the lines that transport electrical energy, and to detect any anomalies, in real time, also regarding the stability of the pylons; an edge computing and remote control system to collect and process data in the field, using firmware and software modules optimised for an operating environment with many critical issues; a data transmission module, which uses LoRA, guaranteeing the management, backup and transmission of data via LTE; a weather station able to detect a wide range of environmental parameters; an energy station that guarantees a power supply, even in low irradiance conditions, thanks to solar panels and accumulators.

This project jointly created with Terna is a tangible example of how the integration of innovative technological solutions can make an effective contribution to the protection and monitoring of strategic infrastructures for the country, on which essential services for the community depend. It was very stimulating to rise to a challenge for which there were no consolidated solutions, and which therefore required a design thinking effort that has allowed us to solve complex problems by adopting a creative, sustainable vision”, explained Laura Cioli, CEO of Sirti.

Sirti S.p.A.

Sirti is an innovation hub in the network infrastructure development field and in digital and cybersecurity services. Founded in 1921, it operates in the Telecommunications, Energy and Digital Solutions sectors, and employs around 3800 people.


https://www.sirti.it


For more information:

Barabino & Partners (+39 02 72023535)

Luciano Majelli, Mobile +39 335 7491684 - l.majelli@barabino.it  

Anna Bottolo, Mobile +39 349 9789618 - a.bottolo@barabino.it

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