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Tamper-Resistant Distribution Network Cabinets

Posted June 10, 2019

The competition is interested in protecting distribution network cabinets from theft and fraudsters and accidental access from people/animals/vehicles and vandalism, giving an alert in case the components are damaged or opened without authorization.

This is an electronic Request-for-Partners (eRFP) Challenge; the Solver will only need to submit a written proposal to be evaluated by the Seeker with the goal of establishing a collaborative partnership.

PLC installed in an electrical enclosure. Illustration by Elmschrat/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0


Distribution network cabinets are very common components of low voltage distribution networks. They are generally installed outdoors and they are made by an internal part with live electric power and an external part made of insulating material with the role of protecting electrical components from bad weather conditions, dirt, and unauthorized access. Therefore, Enel is looking for tamper-resistant solutions to protect distribution network cabinets (several millions), installed outdoors in public environments and/or in substations and give a clear and reliable alert in case the components are damaged, tampered or opened without authorization.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (Central European Time) on July 15, 2019.

About the Seeker

Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks is the business line in charge of steering and coordinating the energy transmission and distribution activities of Enel Group in 8 Countries (Europe and South America). Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks with more than 72M end users and 488TWh distributed energy, is the first international Distribution System Operator worldwide and manages 2,2 million km of Network. Only in Italy, Enel GI&N has more than 21 million of protected street boxes. With a view of sharing and fostering the best practice in network digitalisation and industry 4.0, from field operations to a new customer experince, Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks is today an international benchmark for Smart Meter and Smart Grid solutions.

Source: InnoCentive

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