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Five strategies to boost smart grids: The ZGR Corporation how

The transition to smart grids is a crucial component in the path towards sustainability and energy efficiency. In this article, we will explore how ZGR Corporación, a leading power electronics business group, is playing a key role in this process, highlighting five strategies implemented in the company that are contributing to the advancement of smart grids.

1. Constant technological innovation, differential value

ZGR Corporación stands out for its commitment to innovation. The company destinates more than 10% of its annual turnover to research and technological development, constantly seeking to improve its products and services to meet the changing demands of the market and achieve significant advances in energy efficiency, security of supply and diversification of energy generation sources, among other lines of action.

In the context of smart grids, ZGR is at the forefront of the development of robust, flexible and highly productive equipment and systems that provide solutions for distributed power generation, both for energy distributors and marketers, as well as for utilities that manage medium and large solar power plants and the electro-intensive industry.

2. Partnerships and cooperation: The role of a Strategic supplier for the whole value chain

ZGR has established strong partnerships with electricity distributors both nationally and internationally. Through these partnerships and framework agreements, the company provides key equipment and solutions for the modernisation of electrical infrastructures, including smart rectifiers and chargers, conventional and hybrid energy storage systems, voltage stabilisers, solar inverters and bi-directional chargers… all of which are advanced and intelligent.

These partnerships are essential to drive the transition to smarter and more efficient electricity grids.

3. Cybersecurity commitment in smart grids

Protecting electricity infrastructures against potential cyber-attacks is a priority for ZGR Corporación. The company has developed advanced cybersecurity solutions specifically designed to ensure the integrity and reliability of smart and distributed power grids, responding to the challenge of connectivity. With robust protection systems and sophisticated security protocols, ZGR is helping to mitigate the risks associated with the digitalization of electrical infrastructures. In this regard, ZGR is certified by INCIBE.

4. Development of customised equipment, adapted to the demands of each project

ZGR specializes in the design and manufacture of a wide range of electrical equipment specifically tailored and customizable to the smart grid needs of each of its customers.

Due to its commitment to modularity, the company is able to provide customized solutions in record time that enable more efficient and flexible management of electrical energy and, consequently, maximise the profitability of energy production for its customers.

ZGR’s modular equipment, which can be adapted in terms of power and functionality, is essential for optimizing the performance, stability and robustness of smart grids.

5. Energy storage: Key to accelerating the change on the energy model

Energy storage is essential to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon electric energy model. ZGR Corporación is leading this change with advanced solutions that make the most of intermittent renewable energy, or that regulate and stabilize distributed energy through electrical infrastructures such as electrical stations and substations or control centres, depending on the demand at any given time.

These solutions allow excess energy to be stored when there is overproduction and to be released when demand is high, ensuring a stable supply of electricity. Energy storage smoothes fluctuations in renewable generation and the management of multiple interconnected energy sources, facilitating the integration of distributed systems, self-consumption and energy communities, electric vehicle recharging points, etc.

By reducing the need for new infrastructure investments, such as transmission grids, energy storage optimizes the use of existing infrastructure, resulting in a more efficient and sustainable electricity system.

The future plans and reports that support ZGR´s commitmen to advanced smart grid solutions

As we move towards an increasingly digitalized and sustainable future, the role of smart grids becomes even more crucial. The PNIEC “National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030” already highlights the importance of investment in smart grids, with forecasts pointing to an investment of €24 billion in Spain up to 2030. In addition, the International Energy Agency’s “Global Smart Grids Report 2023” highlights the rapid growth of smart grids worldwide, with an expected investment of 500 billion euros by 2030.

In this context, the role of companies such as ZGR Corporación becomes even more relevant. Its commitment to innovation, collaboration with electricity distributors and utilities, focus on cybersecurity, development of specific equipment and contribution to the energy transition with advanced storage systems are essential components to drive progress.

With a focus on the robustness, flexibility and efficiency of the solutions brought to market, ZGR is prepared to lead the way towards a more sustainable, secure and distributed energy future in its generation sources, its distribution channels and forms of consumption.

By providing advanced solutions for the modernization of electrical infrastructures, the company is actively contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions and the development of a cleaner and more efficient energy system. With its experience and know-how in power electronics, ZGR is playing a crucial role in building a more sustainable energy future in Spain, Europe and internationally, especially in its areas of influence in Latin America, through its offices in Colombia and Mexico.

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