Por Juan Prieto Vivanco - 02/11/2017

The distribution of electricity is undergoing a fundamental transformation, driven by changes in the customers connected to the grid.

Renewable distributed generation and storage technologies are providing end-customers with tools to improve their energy efficiency becoming more autonomous. Simultaneously these energy capabilities distributed across the grid, if not coordinated, have the potential to completely disrupt the operation of the grid and the electricity markets impacting grid quality of service and robustness as well as grid services.

Amidst the ever growing environmental and legislative requirements in the market, the changes taking place in the energy industry have already become a commonplace topic and there is a constant need to optimize operating costs and render operations much more flexible to become profitable.

Asset Management is a suitable tool for attaining cost optimization, reducing risks and rendering operations more flexible. This discipline has been extensively employed at energy facilities for some decades now, with an increasing global and integrated presence over recent years.

The digital transformation occurring in virtually all aspects of human life becomes especially important when the evolving concept is how we will work with new tools and production processes. From a competitive standpoint, the leitmotif driving nearly all private and public initiatives is the pursuit of optimization based on the transformation and appearance of new capabilities and processes.