The company's suppliers, universities and institutions of the Valencian Community have participated.

22 JUN 2023

i-DE, Iberdrola España's distribution company, holds a conference on innovation and smart grids in Valencia

  • The distribution company of Iberdrola España has transferred from the Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub in Bilbao innovative projects that are already being implemented in day-to-day operations.
  • Demonstrations were given on the use of robots for the supervision of electrical substations, the advantages of virtual reality, artificial intelligence and big data.

Ana Lafuente, director of i-DE in Valencia; Paula Llobet, councilor of the City Council of Valencia; together with the demonstrators of the innovation day (from left to right).

i-DE, the distribution company of Iberdrola España, has organized the Smart Grids INNOVA Valencia 2023 conference, in which it shared the most advanced R&D&I projects related to electricity gridsEnlace externo, se abre en ventana nueva.  and their importance in the energy transition as the backbone of the new energy model.

Distribution companies must respond to the challenges of the electrification of the system as they are the path towards a green economy that allows the integration of more renewables and the rise of self-consumption, the development of sustainable mobility, the implementation of the heat pump and the need to provide the customer with data to have a greater capacity to decide on their use of energy.

The meeting, held in the Veles e Vents building in La Marina de Valencia, addressed the main elements for electricity grids to assume the fundamental role in the energy transition, such as technology, investment and regulatory frameworks that provide incentives.

During the different sessions of the conference, collaborating companies and suppliers of the company, universities, technological institutes and institutions of the Valencian region participated, highlighting the importance of innovation as a facilitating lever for the decarbonization of the economy.


The company has transferred from its Global Smart Grids Innovation HubEnlace externo, se abre en ventana nueva.  in Bilbao a sample of the most cutting-edge technology for grid management that reduces the risk situation for field professionals and optimises the maintenance of power grids.

During the conference, a demonstration was given of these innovative projects that are already being used in the day's operations, such as the use of robots for remote monitoring in transformer substations, as well as the use of virtual reality glasses for visualisation of electrical infrastructures, the detection of fires under lines through artificial intelligence and the introduction of big data for the benefit of customers.

The Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub launched by Iberdrola has become a hub for growth and collaboration around decarbonization and the leading role of electricity grids. To do this, it combines its technological capacity with that of equipment and service providers, universities and start-ups from all over the world, thus setting out the design of the electricity grid of the future.