5.- ENERGY

Energy is a natural resource extracted and transformed for a specific use in order to meet the services and goods production needs of the society. Regarding the primary energy sources, there are renewable energies and non-renewable energies.

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Renewable energies are those that come from inexhaustible sources or sources with regeneration capacity. Noteworthy renewable energies are: photovoltaic solar energy, solar thermal energy, wind power, marine energy, geothermal energy and biofuels.

Non-renewable or conventional energies are those that come from limited sources found in nature and, generally, cause a great environmental impact. The most common are fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. And, on the other hand, nuclear power obtained from nuclear fission and fusion.

Power plants are necessary to obtain electricity from these primary energy sources. Some examples are coal-fired power plants, combined cycle power plants, nuclear power plants, solar thermal power plants, photovoltaic power plants, hydroelectric power plants, wind power plants, etc.

Nowadays, non-renewable energies are increasingly scarce goods that, together with global warming, make the concept of energy efficiency more and more important. Increasingly advanced technological solutions are studied in order to obtain maximum efficiency in power generation, in the electric power systems to transport it, as well as in the energy consumption control and management. Technology and energy efficiency go hand in hand. An example is the growing expansion of smart grids. They cover from power generation with renewable energies and the power transmission and distribution systems to the management of energy consumption through smart metering systems, such as smart meters.

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5.1.- SMART GRIDS AND POWER SYSTEMS

Smart grids are the result of the evolution of electric power systems. They are evolved networks that manage electricity demand in a sustainable, reliable and economical way. They are characterized by an advanced infrastructure adapted to facilitate the integration of new components into the...
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5.2.- MICROGRIDS

Smart grids are evolved networks that manage electricity demand in a sustainable, reliable and economical way. They are characterized by an advanced infrastructure adapted to facilitate the integration of new components into the smart grid.The conventional structure of the electrical system of...
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5.3.- RENEWABLE ENERGIES

Renewable energies are clean, unlimited and increasingly competitive sources of energy. They are energy sources based on the use of natural resources: sun, wind, water or plant or animal biomass. They differ from fossil fuels mainly in their diversity, abundance and potential for use in any part...
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5.4.- CONVENTIONAL ENERGIES

Conventional or non-renewable energies are all those energies that are found in nature in a limited way. Two types of conventional energies can be distinguished: fossil fuels and nuclear fuels. Coal, oil and natural gas are fossil fuels. They come from biomass formed millions of years ago, which...
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5.5.- ENERGY STORAGE

Today, energy storage is essential for conventional electricity grids to take a significant step in the decentralization of energy. The problem is that electrical power cannot be stored in its original form, that is, it is necessary to convert it to other forms of energy whose storage is...
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5.6.- HIGH VOLTAGE AND ELECTRICAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS

High voltage power systems can be considered as one of the largest connected systems in the world. Hundreds of kilometers of power lines interconnect from small towns and cities to entire countries. Even underground cables interconnect islands under the sea to cover the energy needs of their...
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5.7.- INSTALLATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

The needs of today's society are a challenge for any industry, since they have to be in continuous evolution and renewal to adapt to those needs.In recent years, as a result of the new industrial revolution or Industry 4.0, the emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the Smart...
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MODULAR SMART GRID POWER SYSTEMS SERIES - AEL-MPSS
  • AEL-MPSS
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5.1.1.- SMART GRIDS AND POWER SYSTEMS (UTILITIES)
AEL-MPSS

Modular Smart Grid Power Systems Series

The Smart Grid Power System Series, "AEL-MPSS", have been designed by Edibon for the training at both the theoretical and practical levels in the field of Power Generation, Transmission,Distribution, Consumption, Protections Relays,...
POWER PLANTS SIMULATION SOFTWARE - PSV-PPSS
  • PSV-PPSS
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5.1.3.1.- POWER GENERATION
PSV-PPSS

Power Plants Simulation Software

To understand the impact of power plants as well as In order to improve its operation, Edibon has developed a set of SCADA software tosimulate powerplants, through which teachers, researchers and students will be able to experiment with a wide...
HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS SIMULATOR - PSV-HPPS-SOF
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5.1.3.1.- POWER GENERATION
PSV-HPPS-SOF

Hydroelectric Power Plants Simulator

Accessory of PSV-PPSS
Energy generation from water flows is the most exploited renewable energy source in the world for obtaining electricity, due to its simplicity of operation and its adaptability to different environments. The orography of the terrain is essential...
GAS POWER PLANTS SIMULATOR - PSV-GSPP-SOF
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5.1.3.1.- POWER GENERATION
PSV-GSPP-SOF

Gas Power Plants Simulator

Accessory of PSV-PPSS
The PSV-GSPP-SOF software has been designed by EDIBON with the aim of showing the user the basic principles of operation of Brayton cycle gas turbine power plants, exposing in a didactic way the elements and parameters present in the generation...
WIND POWERED POWER PLANT SIMULATOR - PSV-WPPP-SOF
Available
5.1.3.1.- POWER GENERATION
PSV-WPPP-SOF

Wind Powered Power Plant Simulator

Accessory of PSV-PPSS
Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, whether using wind turbines to produce electricity, windmills for mechanical power, wind pumps to pump water or sewage, or sails to move boats. The most significant use of...
BIOMASS POWER PLANT SIMULATOR - PSV-BPP-SOF
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5.1.3.1.- POWER GENERATION
PSV-BPP-SOF

Biomass Power Plant Simulator

Accessory of PSV-PPSS
The operation and structure of biomass plants are based on the Rankine steam cycle, with the characteristic that the fuel burned in the boiler is organic matter called biomass, serving as a type of energy that can be considered renewable. In this...
GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANTS SIMULATOR - PSV-GPP-SOF
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5.1.3.1.- POWER GENERATION
PSV-GPP-SOF

Geothermal Power Plants Simulator

Accessory of PSV-PPSS
In certain areas of the earth there are geothermal fields where the area of land has a higher than normal thermal gradient, i.e. a much greater increase in temperature at depth. These areas are home to the high-temperature geothermal steam...
HELIOTHERMIC SOLAR POWER PLANTS SIMULATOR - PSV-HSPP-SOF
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5.1.3.1.- POWER GENERATION
PSV-HSPP-SOF

Heliothermic Solar Power Plants Simulator

Accessory of PSV-PPSS
There are certain areas of the earth where there is high solar radiation. This radiation can be used, for example, in the form of heat. This heat, in turn, is concentrated in certain points to obtain water vapour at high temperatures. This steam...
FINAL USER SMART GRID SYSTEM - AEL-FUSG
  • AEL-FUSG
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5.1.2.- SMART GRIDS AND POWER SYSTEMS (END USER)
AEL-FUSG

Final User Smart Grid System

What is a Smart Grid?A smart grid is an electrical grid that uses information and communications technology to gather and act on information about the behaviours of suppliers and consumers, in an automated fashion to improve the efficiency,...
FINAL USER SMART GRID - SMART METER APPLICATION - AEL-FUSG-M
  • AEL-FUSG-M
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5.1.2.- SMART GRIDS AND POWER SYSTEMS (END USER)
AEL-FUSG-M

Final User Smart Grid - Smart Meter Application

Nowadays, the main goal of all major electric utilities is to achieve a perfect synchronization between power generation and consumption. For that purpose, some activities, such as real-time remote management and monitoring of the energy...
FINAL USER SMART GRID - SMART ENERGY APPLICATION - AEL-FUSG-E
  • AEL-FUSG-E
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5.1.2.- SMART GRIDS AND POWER SYSTEMS (END USER)
AEL-FUSG-E

Final User Smart Grid - Smart Energy Application

Final User Smart Grid - Smart Energy Application, "AEL-FUSG-E", is a trainer that reflects the real operation of actual Home Energy Management Systems. The purpose of the "AEL-FUSG-E" trainer is to make the user understand how smart devices work...
FINAL USER SMART GRID - NET METERING APPLICATION - AEL-FUSG-N
  • AEL-FUSG-N
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5.1.2.- SMART GRIDS AND POWER SYSTEMS (END USER)
AEL-FUSG-N

Final User Smart Grid - Net Metering Application

The AEL-FUSG-N is a trainer that reflects actual operations about Net-Metering, auto-consumption and electricity selling. For that purpose, this trainer has a synchronous generator that simulates a wind turbine.The wind turbine will be controlled...
ENERGY POWER PLANTS APPLICATION - AEL-EPP
  • AEL-EPP
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5.1.3.1.- POWER GENERATION
AEL-EPP

Energy Power Plants Application

The Energy Power Plants Application, "AEL-EPP", has been designed by Edibon to study the basic operation principles of power plants as well as the substations which are responsible for receiving the generated energy.The application AEL-EPP offers...
PUMPING STORAGE POWER PLANT APPLICATION, WITH SCADA - AEL-GAD-01S
  • AEL-GAD-01S
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5.3.6.- HYDRAULIC ENERGY
AEL-GAD-01S

Pumping Storage Power Plant Application, with SCADA

The Pumping Storage Power Plant Application, with SCADA, "AEL-GAD-01S", has been developed by Edibon to study the pumped storage power stations and their applications. Pumping Storage Power Plants Applications are a type of hydroelectric energy...
COMPUTER CONTROLLED SMART GRIDS APPLICATION - AEL-BSGC
  • AEL-BSGC
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5.1.3.1.- POWER GENERATION
AEL-BSGC

Computer Controlled Smart Grids Application

The Computer Controlled Smart Grids Application, "AEL-BSGC", has been designed to study the Smart Grids in the generation, transmission, distribution and load consumption fields. Students and teachers of universities and research laboratories...
HIGH POWER SYNCHRONOUS GENERATORS APPLICATION - AEL-HPSG
  • AEL-HPSG
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5.1.3.1.- POWER GENERATION
AEL-HPSG

High Power Synchronous Generators Application

The High Power Synchronous Generators Application, "AEL-HPSG", has been designed to study the procedure and the maneuversrequired for the synchronization of synchronous generators with the grid, with the aim of delivering the generated energy as...
LOW POWER SYNCHRONOUS GENERATORS APPLICATION - AEL-LPSG
  • AEL-LPSG
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5.1.3.1.- POWER GENERATION
AEL-LPSG

Low Power Synchronous Generators Application

The Low Power Synchronous Generators Application, "AEL-LPSG", has been designed to study the procedure and the maneuvers requiredfor the synchronization of synchronous generators with the grid, with the aim of delivering the generated energy as...
POWER TRANSMISSION APPLICATION WITH SYNCHRONOUS GENERATOR - AEL-TI-07
  • AEL-TI-07
Available
5.1.3.1.- POWER GENERATION
AEL-TI-07

Power Transmission Application with Synchronous Generator

Power Transmission Application with Synchronous Generator, "AEL-TI-07", has been designed to study power generation systems based onsynchronous generators. This application is designed to demonstrate the most important operations and maneuvers...
ANALYSIS OF THREE-PHASE POWER LINES APPLICATION - AEL-TI-01
  • AEL-TI-01
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5.1.3.2.- POWER TRANSMISSION
AEL-TI-01

Analysis of Three-phase Power Lines Application

The Analysis of Three-phase Power Lines Application, "AEL-TI-01", includes a series of modules which allow the study of the most important characteristics of aerial lines, among them we can find: the aerial line module, which is configurable with...
DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMER WITH MOTOR REGULATION APPLICATION - AEL-TI-02
  • AEL-TI-02
Available
5.1.3.2.- POWER TRANSMISSION
AEL-TI-02

Distribution Transformer with Motor Regulation Application

The Distribution Transfomer with Motor Regulation Application, "AEL-TI-02", has been designed to study the distribution transformers and its importance in voltage regulation of the medium and low voltage stage of the electrical system. For that,...
ARC SUPPRESSION COIL APPLICATION - AEL-TI-03
  • AEL-TI-03
Available
5.1.3.2.- POWER TRANSMISSION
AEL-TI-03

Arc Suppression Coil Application

The Arc Suppression Coil Application, "AEL-TI- 03", has been designed by Edibon to show the students how it is possible to neutralize an earth fault current with a Petersen Coil.For this purpose, this application includes a Petersen Coil module...
UNDERGROUND TRANSMISSION LINES APPLICATION - AEL-TI-04
  • AEL-TI-04
Available
5.1.3.2.- POWER TRANSMISSION
AEL-TI-04

Underground Transmission Lines Application

The Underground Transmission Lines Application, "AEL-TI-04", has been designed to study the most important characteristics of underground transmission lines such as critical length, capacitive, characteristic impedance, energy losses, etc. Thus,...
PARALLEL AND SERIES TRANSMISSION LINES APPLICATION - AEL-TI-05
  • AEL-TI-05
Available
5.1.3.2.- POWER TRANSMISSION
AEL-TI-05

Parallel and Series Transmission Lines Application

The Parallel and Series Transmission Lines Application, "AEL-TI-05", has been designed to study the parallel and series interconnection of transmission lines. The users will study the relation between these configurations and the implications of...