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An innovative smart grid solution to increase the integration of renewables and reliability of power system

December 2019
April 2023
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SynchroGuard by Zaphiro Technologies implemented by Services Industriels Lausanne (SiL) in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2022

Expected to decrease fault intervention time, to reduce costs by improving existing asset utilization, and to allow a larger share of renewables to connections


An innovative smart grid solution to increase the integration of renewables and reliability of power system

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date April 6, 2023
From Switzerland
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 5-6 - Market competition driving widespread deployment &/"Bankable" grade asset class

SynchroGuard is an innovative monitoring and automation solution for smart grids. Thanks to unique measurement devices and advanced data-processing algorithms, it provides to utility operators a real-time view of the grid status, enables safe integration of renewable energies and electric vehicles by efficiently managing power flows, and improves grid reliability by accurately locating electrical faults. The goal is to support electrical utilities in the power grid modernisation and digitisation that is mainly driven by increasing power generation from renewables energies and electric vehicles as well as stringent regulatory requirements.

The Environmental Benefits

  • 2x fewer sensors required to reach the same level of state estimation accuracy
  • High quality and high speed measurement, up to one measurement every 20ms
  • Each MW of PV generation added to 10% of the Italian medium-voltage feeders, can save about 1’000’000 tonCO2/year
  • Up to 300% increase in renewable integration thanks to intelligent network management

The Financial Benefits

  • The fault management function allows savings of 1.7M€/year for a city of 400'000 inhabitants, with payback time of about 6 years
  • The solution can save up to 80% of sensor deployment cost for distribution grid monitoring

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Zaphiro Technologies

Cutting-edge smart grid solutions to help electrical utilities in the energy transition

Headquarters 1020 Renens, Switzerland
Type Company
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As an expert for the innovation scene in energy and environmental technologies, CleantechAlps (Sion, Switzerland) is a hub for the cleantech ecosystem, connecting its stakeholders with relevant partners.

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