Supervision systems to reduce low-voltage networks operating cost

ZIV invests 2 million euros in the development of intelligent systems adaptable to various environments

  • LV monitoring is a powerful asset management tool helping to identify fraud, balancing and metering.
  • ZIV has designed a basic and an advanced system, capable of responding to the various needs of utilities.
  • The key to the profitability of the deployment of these new systems lies in their ability to reuse existing infrastructure.
  • The new systems have been presented at the last fair in Milan with an excellent reception
  • Thousands of secondary substations are already monitored with this technology

Transformers are the last boundary between the MV and LV distribution network where millions of consumers are connected. They are a critical network component. Therefore, monitoring Medium and Low voltage transformers in secondary substations, and their load on the LV side is a powerful asset management tool for fraud detection, balancing and metering.

To pursue that goal effectively ZIV has designed a range of equipment to monitor transformers at various points, and at different levels. The DSOs with the greatest presence in the Spain are already using them. 


“For utilities, this improvement at low-voltage level, including the smart metering solutions that we offer, represents approximately a 30% reduction in operating costs”.

Galder Vizcaya, responsible for Low-Voltage and Metering products at ZIV


The deployment of both solutions throughout the national territory will be extended in the coming years, providing decisive information for the improvement of the management of the assets of the electricity companies. ZIV trusts that this solution will be extended to other utilities at an international level.

In December, the new systems were presented at the Enlit-Europe fair in Milan and were very well received. So were the webinars on low voltage supervision and medium voltage automation organized to share views on this topic with colleagues and clients.

“The market is very receptive to the adoption of new solutions to manage low and medium voltage networks, so long as they are able to reuse existing elements in the field. ZIV has a clear vision in this regard and is committed to offering flexible solutions adaptable to various environments”.

Daniel Herrero, Global Sales Director at ZIV

About ZIV

ZIV Aplicaciones y Tecnologia is a company based in the North of Spain offering a complete portfolio of digital protection &control, metering, communication, monitoring and automation equipment and systems for generation, transmission and distribution electric utilities, industries and EPC contractors worldwide.  With a commitment to innovation, to an open and flexible approach, and to teamwork, ZIV has grown to become a leader in SMART SOLUTIONS for HV, MV and LV Grids – serving customers in more than 85 countries.

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